Technology for Big Data, and its brother-in-arms Machine Learning, is at the root of, and is the facilitator of, deliberate string-pulling design choices. These design choices are made by people, and so the question actually becomes, do the design choices enabled by Big Data and Machine Learning have the capacity to alter, diminish and perhaps actually “destroy” what it means to be fundamentally human.
Tag: Big Data
Chris Wylie’s Frankenstein
By Jim Isaak on March 23rd, 2018 in Articles, Case Studies, Ethics, Societal Impact
“Why would a Russian oil company want to target information on American voters?” Chris asks in the article. Cambridge Analytica claims to have 4000-5000 data points on 230,000,000 U.S. adults.
Big Data’s Big Future – But for Whom
By Guest Author on June 29th, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
PetaJakarta.org team survey damage along the Ciliwung River using GeoSocial Rapid Assessment Survey Platform (#GRASP) via Twitter, as neighborhood children… Read More
Is Big Data the New “God” on Earth?
By ieeessit on June 29th, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
Surfing in the ocean. S. PILEGGI This evening I sat down to reflect on some significant happenings in the… Read More
A Not-So-Flat World – Friedman 2.0
By Jim Isaak on June 7th, 2017 in Articles, Human Impacts, Societal Impact
I’m preparing a course for this Fall on the future, and pursuing a number of related books that will no… Read More
Big Brother/Big Data 2016
By Jim Isaak on December 1st, 2016 in Articles, Privacy & Security
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
U.S. States Use Big Data to Catch Big Thieves
By Jim Isaak on December 3rd, 2014 in Articles, Case Studies, Societal Impact
Various states in the U.S. are using big data tools, such as the Lexus-Nexus database, to identify people who are… Read More
IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology
By ieeessit on May 5th, 2013 in Social Implications of Technology
Katina Michael at the University of Wollongong, guest editor of the June 2013 Computer magazine special issue on Big Data:… Read More
By Jim Isaak on June 10th, 1925 in
Paul Cunningham Dublin, Leinster; Ireland SSIT Volunteer since: 2.013 SSIT Roles 2013 – 2016: Chair, UK & Ireland Chapter 2016… Read More
Mr. Jim Isaak
By Jim Isaak on February 10th, 1919 in
SSIT Roles: Vice President, 2015; Blog master 2014-present IEEE Roles: SSIT Board (elected or appointed), IEEE Director, Member IEEE Technical… Read More