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Meet the Woman Who’s Created the 21st Century Finance Model for Emerging Technologies 👩
At 10, I moved into a homeless shelter after my father left my mother. My mother is severely schizophrenic — which can be both chaotically fun and devastatingly traumatic — and was not well enough to look after herself, let alone me at the time.
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may 2016
How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist 🤕
I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked.
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may 2016
Across Africa, the worst food crisis since 1985 looms for 50 million 🌍
A second year without rain threatens to bring catastrophe for some of the poorest people in the world. Donor countries, in the grip of wars and refugee crises, have been slow to pledge funds. But by the time they do, it could be too late
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may 2016
How To Build A Business From Open Data, Part 1 — Medium
How To Build A Business From Open Data, Part 1 — Medium How do you build a business from open data? This was the question that we had on our mind as we recently took part in the Open Data Institute’s Training Day. As a start-up we are always on the lookout for new solutions and examples from the real world.
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march 2016
Technoethics and The Future of Work — Medium
Technoethics and The Future of Work — Medium Last year I visited Uber HQ in London . It was one of those really, really hot London summer days. As I arrived at the office I noticed a rather long line of men outside the building waiting in the blazing sun.
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march 2016
BrewDog’s open-source revolution is at the vanguard of postcapitalism | Opinion | The Guardian
BrewDog’s open-source revolution is at the vanguard of postcapitalism By sharing their recipes, the Scottish-based brewery shows a modern understanding of intellectual property. This approach won’t destroy capitalism, but it does challenge its dynamics For me, the beer revolution began early.
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february 2016
Painter captures the data of climate change in 7 stunning watercolors | PBS NewsHour
Painter captures the data of climate change in 7 stunning watercolors Most paintings don’t come with an x- and y-axis. But for Jill Pelto, art is all about the numbers.
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february 2016
Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered?
Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered? Mathematics is the language of science and has enabled mankind to make extraordinary technological advances. There is no question that the logic and order that underpins mathematics, has served us in describing the patterns and structure we find in nature.
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february 2016
BuzzFeed Tech Blog
How BuzzFeed Thinks About Data, And Some Charts, Too Two years ago I wrote about how BuzzFeed thinks about data science. All the same basic tenets still hold today, and yet the metrics we cared about then are vastly different from the metrics we care about today. Why is that, and how did that change happen?
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february 2016
How to Think About Bots | Motherboard
How to Think About Bots We live in a world of bots. Generally speaking, these sets of algorithms are responsible for so much on the backend of the internet, from making Google searches possible to filling up your spam folder.
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february 2016
Gravitational Waves Hit The Late Show - YouTube
Gravitational Waves Hit The Late Show Brian Greene stops by to demonstrate an exciting new scientific discovery.Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTubeFor more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click HERE: http://bit.ly/1AKISnRWatch full episodes of "The Late Show" HERE: http://bit.ly/1Pu
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february 2016
Britain's diet in data | Explore the data
Britain's diet in data The British diet has undergone a transformation in the last half-century. Traditional staples such as eggs, potatoes and butter have gradually given way to more exotic or convenient foods such as aubergines, olive oil and stir-fry packs.
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february 2016
Why Copenhagen works: Lessons in city governance | Brookings Institution
Why Copenhagen works In the aftermath of the Paris climate agreement, it is clear that cities will play a central role in designing, financing, and delivering a wide array of climate solutions.
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february 2016
BBC Radio 4 - Start the Week, Future Economies
Future Economies Listen live Future Economies Start the Week On air Today 09:00 BBC Radio 4 A selection of highlights from our arts and culture programmes.
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february 2016
Open data knots and how to escape them | News | Open Data Institute
Open data knots and how to escape them Drawing on poems by R. D. Laing, ODI Technical Director Jeni Tennison explores ‘knots’ that open data owners and users can get trapped in when they don’t take time to develop a common language, build trust and identify shared goals
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february 2016
Eternal data archiving with 5D nanostructured glass - Holds 360 TB and could last for billions of years
Eternal data archiving with 5D nanostructured glass - Holds 360 TB and could last for billions of years Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.
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february 2016
Bits or pieces?: Openness vs Strategy
Most companies today consume open technology and many have some form of open technology policy on whether they open technology. This is not just related to the software industry, from Banking (Deutsche Bank’s Lodestone project) to Governments (Department of Veterans Affairs with VistA), the provision of open technology is quite widespread.
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february 2016
Australia's plan to make a digital representation of everything | New Scientist
Australia’s plan to make a digital representation of everything What if everything that happened in the environment was immediately recorded and made available to everyone in real time? This is the idea behind a bold 10-year research programme run by Australia’s government research agency CSIRO to build a complete digital representation of the country.
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february 2016
A Flag for No Nations | booktwo.org
A Flag for No Nations On May 14 1973, Skylab, the United States’ first space station, lifted off from Pad A at Kennedy Space Center, atop a modified Saturn V rocket.
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january 2016
The End of Big Data | Motherboard
The End of Big Data It’s lunchtime in Diego Garcia and still dark in the Mid-Atlantic, but the first light of day is reflecting hard white off the former Google facility in Hamina, Finland. The cameras on BLIX and RITTER, the twin UNDATA satellites I'm flying over Europe’s Eastern border, trigger automatically.
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january 2016
memespring/bicycle-barometer: The bicycle b... - GitHub
public memespring / bicycle-barometer The bicycle barometer takes data about the weather, the status of tube lines and stations and displays a value on a dial. More info and a video here. Note: this code is a very scrappy minimum viable product, but I'm releasing it early as there has been lots of interest.
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january 2016
How I Stumbled Upon The Internet’s Biggest Blind Spot — Medium
How I Stumbled Upon The Internet’s Biggest Blind Spot — Medium I left my job in venture capital last May. When I said goodbye, I explained that I initially joined Collaborative Fund to help launch a nontraditional, non-venture fund, but ended up in a traditional venture role instead. (So it goes.)
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january 2016
Blockchain and open data: how could it work? | News | Open Data Institute
Blockchain and open data: how could it work? Stuart Harrison discusses the ODI Labs team’s foray into putting open data into a blockchain – and what would happen if they opened it up to miners A rai stone in the village of Gachpar. Too large to move, these discs were used as currency, recorded in oral history, by the Yapese.
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january 2016
Blockchains: ODI and Digital Catapult respond to Blackett review on Distributed Ledger Technology | News | Open Data Institute
Blockchains: ODI and Digital Catapult respond to Blackett review on Distributed Ledger Technology The Digital Catapult and Open Data Institute welcome the Government Office for Science’s Distributed Ledger Technology: Blackett Review published today. And together, have issued a joint response to the report expressing a shared perspective (viewable in full below).
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january 2016
Comment: Blockchain technology is useful, but not for everything | News | Open Data Institute
Comment: Blockchain technology is useful, but not for everything The Government Chief Scientific Advisor is exploring blockchain technologies. We welcome the focus on data infrastructure but call for more scrutiny of risks, less hype and a focus on using blockchains to solve challenges
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january 2016
Avoiding the pointless blockchain project | MultiChain
Avoiding the pointless blockchain project Blockchains are overhyped. There, I said it. From Sibos to Money20/20 to cover stories of The Economist and Euromoney, everyone seems to be climbing aboard the blockchain wagon.
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january 2016
State of Satellite Imagery
Great introduction to satellite imagery data and open data
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january 2016
Sydney 2015 - Keynote - Thinking Through Law and Code, Again - Lawrence Lessig - YouTube
Sydney 2015 - Keynote - Thinking Through Law and Code, Again - Lawrence Lessig
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january 2016
Government urged to use Bitcoin-style digital ledgers - BBC News
Government urged to use Bitcoin-style digital ledgers The UK's chief scientific adviser has urged the government to adopt the technology that powers crypto-currency Bitcoin to run various public services. Bitcoins are powered by blockchains - digital ledgers that record information from Bitcoin transactions to DNA.
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january 2016
Distributed ledger technology: Blackett review - Publications - GOV.UK
Distributed ledger technology: beyond block chain This report sets out the findings of a review exploring how distributed ledger technology can revolutionise services, both in government and the private sector. It covers the: It recommends 8 actions for government to maximise the opportunities and reduce the risks of this new technology.
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january 2016
Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution | Environment | The Guardian
Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest cities, claiming poor air quality is killing millions and threatening to overwhelm health services across the globe.
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january 2016
CES 2016—Observations for Product People — Medium
CES 2016—Observations for Product People — Medium CES is the best place to go to see and learn about making products. In one place you can see the technology ingredients available to product makers along with how those ingredients are being put together and how they are interacted with and connected to customers.
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january 2016
What can a technologist do about climate change? A personal view.
What can a technologist do about climate change? This started with a tweet. I’m embarrassed how often that happens.
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january 2016
The Future of Jobs | World Economic Forum
The Future of Jobs : World Economic Forum
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january 2016
BuzzFeedNews/2016-01-tennis-betting-analysi... - GitHub
BuzzFeedNews/2016-01-tennis-betting-analysis In “The Tennis Racket,” a yearlong investigation into match-fixing in professional tennis, BuzzFeed News published findings from an original data analysis we performed.
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january 2016
62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half Of The World's Population - BuzzFeed News
62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half Of The World’s Population In 2010, Oxfam calculated that the world had become so unequal that the 388 richest people together owned as much as the poorest 50% of the planet’s population. By 2015, this was no longer the case.
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january 2016
How BuzzFeed News Used Betting Data To Investigate Match-Fixing In Tennis - BuzzFeed News
How BuzzFeed News Used Betting Data To Investigate Match-Fixing In Tennis 1. I’m John Templon, an investigative data reporter for BuzzFeed News. I spent the past 15 months analyzing tennis betting data to see if I could figure out whether players were fixing matches. (You can read that full story here.
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january 2016
CES 2016—Observations for Product People — Medium
CES is the best place to go to see and learn about making products. In one place you can see the technology ingredients available to product makers along with how those ingredients are being put together and how they are interacted with and connected to customers.
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january 2016
Digital Revolution Needs Offline Help to Realize Its Potential
More people around the world have access to mobile phones today than to electricity or water. Does this mean the digital revolution has truly dawned?
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january 2016
Guesstimate
A spreadsheet for things
that aren't certain
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january 2016
Doteveryone | Making Britain brilliant in the network age
Make Britain brilliant in the networked world We have been busy over the early Summer. Part of what we have been doing is trying to find a simple way to describe what it is that Dot Everyone does. Here is our latest […] Let’s create a new institution and make Britain brilliant at the internet.
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january 2016
404 Error - Medium
So you want to reform democracy — Medium These were recent emails. So you’re not the first to email me with an idea to: And it’s great that you have your idea. I am thrilled you want to make our government better by rolling up your sleeves and doing something.
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january 2016
Werner Herzog takes on the Web with newest documentary
Werner Herzog takes on the Web with newest documentary Werner Herzog, creator of 2005’s Grizzly Man and 2011’s Into the Abyss – a documentary examining capital punishment through the eyes of two men on death row – casts his cinematic gaze over the Web with the release of his new documentary.
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january 2016
The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care | The King's Fund
The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care The King’s Fund has looked at some examples of innovative technology-enabled care that are already being deployed in the NHS and internationally to transform care. Now, we examine the technologies most likely to change health and care over the next few years.
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january 2016
Crunch data to live longer, says David Agus – the doctor who treats the stars | Society | The Guardian
Crunch data to live longer, says David Agus – the doctor who treats the stars David Agus strolls down a sunlit Beverly Hills street towards his clinic, palm trees soaring into a cloudless sky, the Hollywood sign glinting in the hills. He bubbles with adjectives such as “amazing” and “wild” and “lucky” for a blessed era – ours.
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january 2016
18F Digital Services Delivery
18F — How a bot named Dolores Landingham transformed 18F’s onboarding Over the past few months, we’ve released several products — including checklists, a handbook, and classes — to help new hires orient themselves to 18F.
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january 2016
The blockchain will become our new signature (Wired UK)
How the blockchain will become our new signature This article was taken from The WIRED World in 2016 -- our fourth annual trends report, a standalone magazine in which our network of expert writers and influencers predicts what's coming next.
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january 2016
www.americanbanker.com
If Banks Fear Screen Scraping, Why Are They Fighting the Alternative? Related The Truth Behind the Hubbub Over Screen Scraping B of A, PNC Chiefs Fire Back at Data Aggregators U.K. Push for Open Bank APIs Makes U.S.
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january 2016
On Being a Data Puppet — Phase Change — Medium
On Being a Data Puppet The following is drawn from fragments of talks at Next15, Emerce eDay 2014, combined with recent adventures in expatriation. About six months ago, I started disappearing. My visibility in the US, which had been my main residence for the previous 11 years, began to fade.
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january 2016
Open Data - the race to the top | Data in government
Open Data - the race to the top Oliver Buckley, — Data Policy, Global Open Data Index, Government Data Programme, Open Data, Open Data Barometer, Transparency Last week Open Knowledge published the third edition of their annual Global Open Data Index.
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december 2015
The top 100 interactive visualizations of 2015 – part 1 - Visualoop
The top 100 interactive visualizations of 2015 – part 1 The third installment of our favorite visualizations of 2015 is here, with the first part of the 100 most interesting visualizations that we brought to you in the Interactive Inspiration weekly column.
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december 2015
bad-data-guide/README.md at master · Quartz/bad-data-guide · GitHub
Quartz/bad-data-guide An exhaustive reference to problems seen in real-world data along with suggestions on how to resolve them. As a reporter your world is full of data. And that data are full of problems.
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december 2015
Why data was crucial to Burkina Faso’s first election since uprising | News | The Guardian
Why data was crucial to Burkina Faso’s first election since uprising Democratic elections in transitional states are never straightforward. With limited experience to draw on, finite resources and a lack of transparency, it’s not uncommon for rumours, tensions and civil unrest to overshadow the process and undermine faith in the results.
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december 2015
How do you create a city for all? The answer lies in West Norwood ... | Cities | The Guardian
How do you create a city for all? The answer lies in West Norwood ... In February 2014, a pilot project was launched in West Norwood, south London, mobilising 1,000 people to reconfigure their neighbourhood for everyday benefit.
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december 2015
Home | OpenPrescribing
Explore England's prescribing data Every month, the NHS in England publishes anonymised data about the drugs prescribed by GPs. But the raw data files are large and unwieldy, with more than 600 million rows. We're making it easier for GPs, managers and everyone to explore - supporting safer, more efficient prescribing.
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december 2015
The End of the Internet Dream? — Backchannel — Medium
The End of the Internet Dream Earlier this month Jennifer Granick was the keynote speaker at Black Hat 2015. This is a modified version of the speech she delivered. A video of the speech is also available. Twenty years ago I attended my first Def Con.
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november 2015
The Story of Climate Data - YouTube
The Story of Climate Data The 23rd Annual Kuehnast Lecture, "The Story of Climate Data" with speaker Dr. Thomas Peterson, recently retired from the NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information and Center for Weather and Climate. Dr. Peterson is also the current President of the World Meteorological Organization's Com
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november 2015
You work for them
You work for them Use this page to learn more about your constituency and better represent the people who live there.
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november 2015
Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk - BBC News
Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers. Initially, users will be given the chance to spend what they earn in an online store, or trade them for cash.
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november 2015
The losing battle against corruption: why open data is important for Africa — Code For Africa — Medium
The losing battle against corruption: why open data is important for Africa The biggest disease of all is not a disease. It’s corruption. But there’s a vaccine for that too. It’s called transparency - Bono, TED 2013
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november 2015
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution | News | The Guardian
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution There is a lot of talk about "big data" at the moment. For example, this is Big Data Week, which will see events about big data in dozens of cities around the world.
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november 2015
TrudeauMetre.ca
TrudeauMetre.ca On October 19th 2015, Canadians chose Justin Trudeau to be Canada's 23rd Prime Minister. The TrudeauMetre is a non-partisan collaborative citizen initiative that tracks his performance with regards to his electoral platform.
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november 2015
What is the impact of blockchains on privacy? | News | Open Data Institute
What is the impact of blockchains on privacy? Data stored in blockchains cannot be changed, which means that personal data they contain cannot be removed. Jeni Tennison, the ODI’s Technical Director, explains why it’s really important that we design blockchains to protect people’s privacy
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november 2015
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