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.
“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.
PetaJakarta.org team survey damage along the Ciliwung River using GeoSocial Rapid Assessment Survey Platform (#GRASP) via Twitter, as neighborhood children… Read More
Surfing in the ocean. S. PILEGGI This evening I sat down to reflect on some significant happenings in the… Read More
I’m preparing a course for this Fall on the future, and pursuing a number of related books that will no… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
Various states in the U.S. are using big data tools, such as the Lexus-Nexus database, to identify people who are… Read More
Katina Michael at the University of Wollongong, guest editor of the June 2013 Computer magazine special issue on Big Data:… Read More
Paul Cunningham Dublin, Leinster; Ireland SSIT Volunteer since: 2.013 SSIT Roles 2013 – 2016: Chair, UK & Ireland Chapter 2016… Read More
SSIT Roles: Vice President, 2015; Blog master 2014-present IEEE Roles: SSIT Board (elected or appointed), IEEE Director, Member IEEE Technical… Read More