Defining the Sensor Society Conference - Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies - The University of Queensland, Australia
We are surrounded by sensors: our cars collect detailed information about our driving habits and destinations; our smart phones gather a growing array of increasingly detailed and comprehensive information about our communication activities and more. The growing network of sensors contributes to a fast-growing stream of data about everything from the weather to the details of our personal lives and our movements throughout the course of the day.

The resulting shift away from targeted, discrete forms of information collection to always-on, ubiquitous, expanding and accelerating data collection marks important changes in our understandings of surveillance, information processing, and privacy in the digital era. The sensor society therefore raises significant questions about the role of privacy, power and surveillance in the world of the ever-watching, ever-sensing, always-on interactive devices. Control over the sensing infrastructure, the databases, and the response platforms will play a crucial role in how information is used and who benefits.
conference  sensors  surveillance 
28 days ago
Defining the Sensor Society
The proliferation of embedded and distributed sensors marks the increasing passive- ication of interactivity. Devices such as smart phones, cameras, drones, and a growing array of environmental sensors (both fixed and mobile) and interactive online platforms have come to permeate daily life in technologically equipped societies. Consequently, we are witnessing a shift from targeted, purposeful, and discrete forms of information collection to always-on, ubiquitous, opportunistic ever-expanding forms of data capture. The increased use of sensors marks important changes to our understandings of surveillance, information processing, and privacy. In this article, we explore the transformations associated with the emerging sensing environment. The notion of a sensor society provides a conceptual basis for understanding the characteristics of emerging forms of monitoring and control.
sensors  computer_vision  multispectral  Mark_Andrejevic  Mark_Burdon 
28 days ago
Facewatch
Facewatch enables your business to report incidents quickly and share information with other businesses in your local community and with your local police.

Anyone can become a victim of crime therefore everyone benefits from a system that helps make communities safer and protects business profits.
surveillance  policing 
5 weeks ago
Dan Hon s3e30: The Generative Surplus
Dan on neural networks and generative stuff. Lots of good thinks in here.
danhon  neural_networks  creativity  generative 
5 weeks ago
Mediachain
An open, universal media library
Mediachain automatically connects media to its creator and information about it.
media  copyright  attribution  sharing  images 
6 weeks ago
AI•ON: Artificial Intelligence Open Network
AI•ON is an open community dedicated to advancing Artificial Intelligence by:

Drawing attention to important yet under-appreciated research problems.
Connecting researchers and encouraging open scientific collaboration.
Providing a learning environment for students looking to gain machine learning experience.
ai  opensource  machine_learning 
6 weeks ago
Machine learning: why we mustn’t be slaves to the algorithm | Opinion | The Guardian
I suspect that Wittgenstein would have loved this research: it confirms his belief that the meaning of a word is not to be found in some abstract definition, but in its use in everyday language. Maybe ML geeks should read his Tractatus.
goodbyewittgenstein  machine_learning  ethics  bias 
7 weeks ago
RadarCat for object recognition
Mini radar sensor trained to recognise objects based on their reflective frequencies.
radar  sensor  radarcat  machine_learning 
7 weeks ago
Hexagon Geospatial Smart Cities
Another corporate smart cities thingy
smart_cities 
8 weeks ago
Environment Survey Open Data SP08 Birmingham
Downloads of lidar scans and other data for the Birmingham area
lidar  gov.uk  data 
8 weeks ago
Ethical Autonomous Vehicles - Matthieu Cherubini
Many car manufacturers are projecting that by 2025 most cars will operate on driveless systems. While it is valid to think that our roads will be safer as autonomous vehicles replace traditional cars, the unpredictability of real-life situations that involve the complexities of moral and ethical reasoning complicate this assumption.

How can such systems be designed to accommodate the complicatedness of ethical and moral reasoning? Just like choosing the color of a car, ethics can become a commodified feature in autonomous vehicles that one can buy, change, and repurchase, depending on personal taste.

Three distinct algorithms have been created - each adhering to a specific ethical principle/behaviour set-up - and embedded into driverless virtual cars that are operating in a simulated environment, where they will be confronted with ethical dilemmas.
Matthieu_Cherubini  resonate2014  ai  self_driving_cars  ethics  ideology 
8 weeks ago
Sam Altman’s Manifest Destiny - The New Yorker
Y Combinator has even begun using an A.I. bot, Hal9000, to help it sift admission applications: the bot’s neural net trains itself by assessing previous applications and those companies’ outcomes. “What’s it looking for?” I asked Altman. “I have no idea,” he replied. “That’s the unsettling thing about neural networks—you have no idea what they’re doing, and they can’t tell you.”
ai  bias  discrimination  machine_intelligence  y_combinator 
8 weeks ago
ConvNetJS: Deep Learning in your browser
ConvNetJS is a Javascript library for training Deep Learning models (Neural Networks) entirely in your browser. Open a tab and you're training. No software requirements, no compilers, no installations, no GPUs, no sweat.
machine_learning  Javascript  Neural_Networks  Deep_Learning  karpathy 
9 weeks ago
Deep-Fried Data
If you go searching for patterns in the data, you'll find patterns in the data. Whoop-de-doo. But anything fresh and distinctive in your digital collections will not make it through the deep frier.
data  ai  machine_learning  big_data  Maciej_Cegłowski 
9 weeks ago
adrien segal .art.design.data.sculpture
Adrien Segal is a sculptural artist based in Oakland, CA. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, and is published in several books and academic journals, including Boom: A Journal of California, Data Flow 2 and Arid Journal. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Bunnell Street Art Center in Alaska, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland, and at Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco
artist  portfolio  dataviz  inspiration 
9 weeks ago
Sidewalk Labs
Google's Smart Cities startup
smart_cities  Google 
9 weeks ago
G Suite: intelligent tools designed for teams
Nice overview of where Google are implementing "machine intelligence" in mundane apps like Docs and Photos.
AI  Google  machine_intelligence  G_Suite 
9 weeks ago
Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society
Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society
ai  advocacy  google  amazon  stacks  corporate 
9 weeks ago
Village Atheists, Village Idiots | Sam Kriss
Sam Kriss on Neil deGrasse Tyson, B.o.B., and the “rational” world of the New Atheists.
sam_kriss  atheism  science  religion 
9 weeks ago
Everybody Freeze! | Corey Pein
Cryonics has regained an undue aura of respectability as the thought leaders of Silicon Valley have trained their vision on the conquest of death.
transhumanism  cryonics  libertarianism  californian_ideology 
9 weeks ago
What If Evolution Bred Reality Out Of Us? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
Commentator Adam Frank talks with professor Donald Hoffman about Hoffman's big radical idea: Evolution and objective reality have almost nothing to do with each other.
evolution  perception  reality 
9 weeks ago
Cloud Thinking – Medium
This essay was written to accompany Cloud Index, a digital commission for the Serpentine Galleries, London. The Cloud Index is a tool for…
james_bridle  clouds  big_data  internet  everything 
9 weeks ago
EQ-Radio: Emotion Recognition using Wireless Signals
EQ-Radio is a new technology that can infer a person’s emotions using wireless signals. It transmits an RF signal and analyzes its reflections off a person’s body to recognize his emotional state (happy, sad, etc.). The key enabler underlying EQ-Radio is a new algorithm for extracting the individual heartbeats from the wireless signal at an accuracy comparable to on-body ECG monitors.
rf  radio_waves  radio_frequence_reflection  emotion_detection  surveillance 
10 weeks ago
KIKK Festival
INTERGALACTIC FESTIVAL OF DIGITAL & CREATIVE CULTURES.
festival  conference  Belgium 
10 weeks ago
Jay Mark Johnson
Slitscan work. Quite simple but nice.
slitscan  artist  portfolio 
10 weeks ago
Retune Festival 2016
The Retune Festival transforms a school building from the past into a playground of the futures. The space will be turned into experimental design studios, workshops, lecture halls, and offline chatrooms.
festival  berlin  art  creative_technology 
10 weeks ago
ARGUS-IS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ARGUS-IS, or the Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System, is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project contracted to BAE Systems.

ARGUS is an advanced camera system that uses hundreds of cellphone cameras in a mosaic to video and auto-track every moving object within a 36 square mile area.
surveillance  us_military  cameras  cellphone 
10 weeks ago
Gorgon Stare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gorgon Stare is a video capture technology developed by the United States military. It is a spherical array of nine cameras attached to an aerial drone. The US Air Force calls it "wide-area surveillance sensor system".
cameras  surveillance  us_military  drones 
10 weeks ago
Learning Machines Taught by Patrick Hebron at ITP, Fall 2016
This course aims to introduce machine learning, a complex and quickly evolving subject. In the first half of the semester, we will investigate the conceptual and technical workings of a few key machine learning models, their underlying mathematics and their philosophical value in understanding the general phenomena of learning and experience. In the second half of the semester, we will focus on the development of software projects that apply machine learning to real-world problems.
course  AI  machine_learning 
10 weeks ago
Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig | Tyrone Guthrie Centre
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is a residential workplace and residency programme in Ireland for artists of all disciplines.
residencies  art  ireland 
10 weeks ago
The Strange Way People Perceive Privacy Online - The Atlantic
Internet users make weaker passwords when government surveillance is on their minds.
security  passwords  psychology 
10 weeks ago
FlowComposer: composing with AI - Flow Machines
FlowComposer is an AI tool based on machine learning: an intelligent assistant able to help you composing new songs in any style, automatically or interactively. 
ai  music  creativeai  machinelearning 
10 weeks ago
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