What can digital technology do for your country?

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  Digital technology has changed the way we live in private and in public, and governments are increasingly aware of the benefits of bringing public services online. But is this good for citizens? New technology offers many potential futures, but how can those futures be sustainable, secure and prosperous for everyone? This guide discusses these… Read more »

15 Questions with Mark Luckie

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People like Mark Luckie have made diversity in tech a big topic of conversation this year. Luckie, 32, left his job as manager of journalism and news at Twitter in May. In September, he penned a widely circulated Medium post on what it was like to work at a tech firm as a black man. Source: CNN Date: January 29th, 2019 Link: http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/15-questions-with-mark-luckie/index.html Discussion 1) “A major… Read more »

IBM’s Watson lives in more areas of our lives than we think

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IBM wants Watson to help solve professional and personal problems big and small. But it can’t do it alone.  To achieve its goal, IBM has been honing Watson’s various abilities and lending them to more than 500 startups and companies in 17 industries. Source: CNN Tech Date: January 29th, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/29/technology/watson-cool-apps/index.html?iid=Lead Discussion 1) The article suggests that… Read more »

Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off?

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For the last 25 years Binod Upadhyay has been earning a living driving an auto-rickshaw – a yellow and black motorised three-wheeler taxi, a popular form of public transport in India’s financial capital, Mumbai.  As soon as he arrives at a destination he immediately turns round to check if the customer is pulling out a… Read more »

Who Controls Your Facebook Feed?

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Every time you open Facebook, one of the world’s most influential, controversial, and misunderstood algorithms springs into action. It scans and collects everything posted in the past week by each of your friends, everyone you follow, each group you belong to, and every Facebook page you’ve liked. For the average Facebook user, that’s more than… Read more »

Apple buys AI company that can read your emotions

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Apple wants to know how you’re feeling. It has acquired an artificial intelligence company that uses facial recognition to read a person’s emotions.  Emotient, Inc.’s technology analyzes facial expressions to measure emotions like joy, surprise, fear, anger, disgust and contempt. Source: CNN Tech Date: 1/11/2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/07/technology/apple-emotient-ai/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool&iid=obnetwork Discussion 1) “By scanning videos or a person watching an… Read more »

Carly Fiorina on high-tech democracy: ‘There’s an app for this’

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Carly Fiorina said she will use technology — and votes by smart phones — to solve issues such as immigration and the economy if elected president. “The technology for a citizen government exists. There’s an app for this actually,” the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said.  “We need to use technology to reengage citizens in the… Read more »

Can we be persuaded to pay for online news?

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Got any idea of how to make money from news in the online era? Well prepare for the media giants to beat a path to your door, as they struggle with plunging print advertising revenues and an audience that seems to think news should be free. Source: BBC Technology news Date: December 1st, 2015 Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34943524 Discussion… Read more »

Report finds apps regularly ‘spy on users’

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Apps on Apple and Android smartphones leak lots of users’ information to third parties, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Carnegie-Mellon universities have found.  They studied 110 apps available on Google Play and the Apple App Store and found 73% of the Android apps shared users’ email addresses, and 47% of the… Read more »

We Visited a Coding Bootcamp for a Day, and We Would Totally Sign Up

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Intensive programs like Dev, which says it’s the longest running coding bootcamp, are designed to morph you into as a job-ready, full-stack web developer, and immerses students into coding, starting with the very basics. Source: Cambio Date: November 26th, 2015 Link: http://www.cambio.com/2015/10/27/dev-coding-bootcamp-girls-tech/ Discussion 1) “I was just convinced that everyone was going to be coding on the… Read more »