13 Reasons to Believe Aliens Are Real
How seriously should you take those recent reports of UFOs? Ask the Pentagon. Or read this primer for the SETI-curious.
5 hours ago
Inside YouTube’s fake views economy | The Outline
Views are currency on YouTube, and the existence of fake ones creates questions for all videos.
11 hours ago
‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower | News | The Guardian
For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
politics  facebook  datamining  guardian 
11 hours ago
China’s Face-Scanning Craze - The Atlantic
Facial-recognition technologies are proliferating, from airports to bathrooms.
china  surveillance  privacy  atlantic 
11 hours ago
'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine | News | The Guardian
Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way
security  privacy  facebook  datamining  guardian  surveillance 
12 hours ago
Cambridge Analytica: Whistleblower reveals data grab of 50 million Facebook profiles - YouTube
The British data firm described as “pivotal” in Donald Trump’s presidential victory was behind a ‘data grab’ of more than 50 million Facebook profiles, a whistleblower has revealed to Channel 4 News.
politics  facebook  datamining 
Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks - YouTube
An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
datamining  politics  facebook 
Immersive design: the next 10 years of interfaces – UX Collective
A look into what happens when we design beyond a screen
design  ux 
This Is How To Make A Team Brainstorming Session Effective
You can’t always pull creativity out of thin air, but you can design situations that foster creative ideas.
brainstorming  Creativity  Innovation  FastCompany 
2 days ago
Thirteen Lessons Of Innovation To Guide You Through 2018
What you can learn from this year’s exciting crop of World’s Most Innovative Companies.
lessons  Innovation  2018  FastCompany 
2 days ago
Students calling for change after the Parkland shooting - 60 Minutes Interview - CBS News
A group of survivors of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School who refer to themselves as the "mass-shooting generation" have made it their mission to bring about gun reform
60minutes  crime  politics  violence 
2 days ago
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach | News | The Guardian
Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters
facebook  privacy  politics  guardian 
3 days ago
Why the New iPhone Is So Important - The Atlantic
As Apple unveils the latest version of the most successful consumer product of all time, two charts show the critical juncture the company faces.
iphone  apple  atlantic 
4 days ago
Why we imagine aliens the way we do - Vox
Aliens often resemble life on Earth. How did we land on that concept of extraterrestrials?
aliens  perception  Psychology 
4 days ago
12 ways to get smarter – in one chart | World Economic Forum
This Is Exactly How You Should Train Yourself To Be Smarter - The Top 12 Most Useful Mental Models
infographic  chart  mentalmodels 
5 days ago
Should emotions be taught in schools? |
Our unresolved, unacknowledged feelings can lead us into anxiety, arguments and worse. Some educators believe it’s time to give our kids emotional instruction along with their ABCs.
emotions  education  futureofeducation  work  futureofwork  ted 
5 days ago
What Does It Mean to Die? | The New Yorker
When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.
newyorker  medicine 
5 days ago
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey & Company
In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
automation  mckinsey  work  futureofwork  report  artificialintelligence 
5 days ago
Why we need to create AI that thinks in ways we can’t even imagine |
We usually think of AI as faster and better versions of human brains, but if we want technology to progress by leads and bounds, we must make AI that is like nothing else on Earth, says digital visionary Kevin Kelly.
artificialintelligence  ted 
5 days ago
4 thought-provoking questions to spark conversation |
We’re on the brink of a future beyond what we can fathom — a future with driverless cars, designer babies, intelligent robots, and digital doppelgangers. Who will you choose to be in that future? How will it change you?
ethics  genetics  transportation  ted 
5 days ago
Can you teach a computer to be funny? |
Here’s one example of a machine-generated joke: “Why did the chicken cross the road? To see the punchline.” Learn about the work that scientists are doing to make AI more LOL.
artificialintelligence  humor  ted 
5 days ago
Where in the world is the most advanced e-government? Estonia. |
This tiny republic has the most startups per person and the fastest broadband speeds, and it offers something no other country does: e-residency. Estonia is aiming to create the ideal information society. Technology thinker and entrepreneur Andrew Keen goes there to find out how it works.
estonia  europe  Internet  ted  government 
5 days ago
People power, not robots, will overcome humanity’s challenges
Look around: crumbling infrastructure and ageing show how much work there is

Here are 3 reasons we won’t “run out of jobs” according to @TimOReilly
work  futureofwork  ft  automation  artificialintelligence  robots  robotics 
5 days ago
(63) How AR Will Change Business and the Ways You... - Harvard Business Review
How AR Will Change Business and the Ways You Work, with Michael Porter, Professor at Harvard Business School, and Jim Heppelmann, CEO of PTC. #HBRLive
augmentedreality  harvard  hbr 
5 days ago
The battle for digital supremacy - America v China
America’s technological hegemony is under threat from China
china  artificialintelligence  economist 
5 days ago
Charts: A life with artificial intelligence – POLITICO
A visual look at how people worldwide perceive AI — and what they expect from it in the future.
charts  artificialintelligence  reference 
6 days ago
Why Pi Matters | The New Yorker
The beauty of pi, in part, is that it puts infinity within reach.
mathematics  newyorker 
6 days ago
Full transcript: Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on Recode Decode - Recode
Her new book is called “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.”
culture  netflix  hiring  recruiting  Management  Leadership 
7 days ago
How Cheese, Wheat and Alcohol Shaped Human Evolution | Science | Smithsonian
Over time, diet causes dramatic changes to our anatomy, immune systems and maybe skin color
agriculture  evolution  food  history  smithsonian 
7 days ago
Robot lawyer takes on US airlines with consumer price protection - The Verge
A chatbot can now offer you protection against volatile airline prices
bots  chatbots 
7 days ago
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