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China’s Surveillance State: AI startups, Tech Giants Are At The Center Of The Government's Plans
The government’s ambitious plans hinge on three legs: support from big tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent, strong startup partnerships, and elaborately crafted government policies favoring national security over privacy.
apac  ai  privacy  trends  tencent  alibaba  recognition 
13 hours ago by dancall
Opinion | There May Soon Be Three Internets. America’s Won’t Necessarily Be the Best. - The New York Times
Mr. Schmidt, speaking at a private event hosted by a venture capital firm, did not seem to seriously entertain the possibility that the internet would remain global. He’s correct to rule out that possibility — if anything, the flaw in Mr. Schmidt’s thinking is that he too quickly dismisses the European internet that is coalescing around the European Union’s ever-heightening regulation of technology platforms. All signs point to a future with three internets.

The received wisdom was once that a unified, unbounded web promoted democracy through the free flow of information. Things don’t seem quite so simple anymore. China’s tight control of the internet within its borders continues to tamp down talk of democracy, and an increasingly sophisticated system of digital surveillance plays a major role in human rights abuses, such as the persecution of the Uighurs. We’ve also seen the dark side to connecting people to one another — as illustrated by how misinformation on social media played a significant role in the violence in Myanmar.
future  trends  politics 
yesterday by dancall
Facebook Plans Camera-Equipped TV Device on Cheddar
Facebook is developing hardware for the TV, Cheddar has learned.
The world’s largest social network is building a camera-equipped device that sits atop a TV and allows video calling along with entertainment services like Facebook’s YouTube competitor, according to people familiar with the matter.
The project, internally codenamed “Ripley,” uses the same core technology as Facebook’s recently announced Portal video chat device for the home. Portal begins shipping next month and uses A.I. to automatically detect and follow people as they move throughout the frame during a video call.
facebook  hardware  tv  cameras  future  trends 
yesterday by dancall
Blockchain UX — Challenges, Principles and Heuristics (Medium)
Относительно толковый разбор особенностей дизайна интерфейсов в блокчейне. Большинство статей на тему страдают отсутствием конкретики, здесь хотя бы неплохой обзор ключевых нюансов.
UX  trends  tips  issue 
yesterday by jvetrau
After a year of #MeToo, American opinion has shifted against victims - Daily chart
The proportion who think that women who complain about sexual harassment cause more problems than they solve has grown from 29% to 31%. And 18% of Americans now think that false accusations of sexual assault are a bigger problem than attacks that go unreported or unpunished, compared with 13% in November last year. (According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre, an American non-profit organisation, 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police, whereas between 2% and 10% of assault cases are falsely reported.)

Surprisingly, these changes in opinion against victims have been slightly stronger among women than men. Rather than breaking along gendered lines, the #MeToo divide increasingly appears to be a partisan one.
dudeproblems  america  trends  politics 
2 days ago by corrales
2018 Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates
"Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounted for 55% of the company’s operating profit in Q2, 2018, despite contributing only 12% to the company’s net sales. In Q1, 2018 services accounted for 40% of Amazon’s revenue, up from 26% three years earlier. Source: Cloud Business Drives Amazon’s Profits, Statista, July 27, 2018."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  bessemer  venture  partners  cloud  computing  landscape  gartner  idc  louis  columbus 
2 days ago by jonerp
CBD is America's coolest food and drink ingredient | CNN Travel
The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana).
Unlike THC, the most well-known cannabinoid, CBD has no psychoactive effects. So, while it won't get you high, its reported therapeutic properties have driven CBD sales and popularity in the wellness industry.
While researchers are still trying to determine CBD's effects, some studies suggest it can help treat inflammation, pain, anxiety and seizures.
health  food  cbd  trends 
2 days ago by dancall
The Future of Work When Machines Take It Over
A comparison of human-machine working hours for 2018 and 2022. Source: Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum.

Will we humans lose more jobs than we gain when machines take over the world of work, or will it be just the opposite? The experts are still trying to figure that out.

In December 2017, a report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, "Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation," predicted that between "almost zero" and a third of work activities could be displaced by 2030, with wide variation among countries. (The more advanced the economy, the more likely the impact of automation.) While workforce transitions could hit between 75 million and 375 million people, overall, McKinsey found, more occupations will change than will be lost in a machine-driven world.
trends  employment  artificial-intelligence  automation 
5 days ago by lnidoh

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