Concerns about risk coming from the development of AI have been recently expressed by many computer science researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists, making us wonder: what are we fearing?
You might even be borderline obsessed with what this tells you as your phone and its wearable companions translate your life into trackable data. This is the core of the quantified self movement, and it has become a big business in the past half decade.
While frequent attention to autism in the media brings light to the topic, in recent months, there has been a less well-publicized, yet emerging trend: technology companies big and small have been stepping forward to focus their resources on projects to help individuals with autism.
Your team might well be satisfied with your current set of the tools, but it's always important to keep an eye out for alternatives, in the hopes of saving money or upping efficiency. New tools are popping up daily and it's useful to be aware of them, they just might be a better fit.
Some of us run small-scale tests and develop theories as to what can garner the most interaction. Others convince themselves to rise above it and attempt to ignore the addictive validation people bestow onto the content they share.
Not only has Instagram changed the way we dine, dessert and approach a sunset, but it has also changed the way people view professional photography. Instagram has turned everyone with a smartphone into an artist.
Something different happened yesterday. While I was on Twitter one of the people I follow Matt Mazzeo @Mazzeo sent out a tweet that said:
In 1992, I had just launched a new business called Video News International. It was the world's first video journalist network. I had trained and equipped more than 100 VJs around the world, many of them highly established journalists with very good credentials in print or photography.
The FDA's approval of the marketing of genetics-testing company 23andMe's carrier test for Bloom syndrome affirmed the rights of consumers to drive their own healthcare decisions and procedures. But it also means that it has become urgent to develop policies to regulate the rights of companies to resell data derived from the contents of our DNA and from our medical records.
It was as if I had embarked on a road trip and the same blasted roadside billboard had kept appearing no matter which street I drove down. It became a visual reminder of just how widely online advertising networks stealthily monitor our every activity.
It wasn't a coincidence that the day began with the FCC's vote on net neutrality. Indeed, without net neutrality, none of this could have happened.
Over the weekend, I had a chat with my long-time colleague and marketing innovator Giovanni Rodriguez, who is in the middle stages of developing a new framework for helping to redesign marketing departments.
Hackathons are taking the world by storm, and at the forefront of this movement is former MHacks Organizer Dave Fontenot.
The Alaska Board of Game, which sets wildlife regulations, a year ago approved regulations blocking hunters from using remote-control aircraft to locate big game, and the Board of Fisheries has now moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.
With all of this focus on using technology to keep people around forever -- at least virtually -- are we hindering our own natural ability to move on? It's one thing to set up a page for mourning and remembrance, but it's another thing entirely to create an avatar to continually interact with.