Month: February 2018
Ontario History in Rocks
I’d like to read the books by Nick Eyles, about Canadian geology. Two of his books are about Ontario history and places to see for the rocks.
Road Rocks Ontario and Ontario Rocks.
I have always liked rocks, one of the oldest and most enduring things on our planet. Really, is there anything that can top a rock for endurance and long life?… Read the rest
The beauty is in the details: The amazing world of a miniature maker |
The beauty is in the details: The amazing world of a miniature maker |: Micro-mechanician Bill Robertson builds sophisticated, tiny, fully working replicas of rare and antique tools, gadgets and houses.
Zeynep Tufekci: Online social change: easy to organize, hard to win
Zeynep Tufekci: Online social change: easy to organize, hard to win | TED Talk | TED.com: Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn’t last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.
Zeynep Tufekci: Machine intelligence makes human morals more important
Zeynep Tufekci: Machine intelligence makes human morals more important | TED Talk | TED.com: Machine intelligence is here, and we’re already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this cautionary talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how intelligent machines can fail in ways that don’t fit human error patterns — and in ways we won’t expect or be prepared for.… Read the rest
Zeynep Tufekci: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads
Zeynep Tufekci: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | TED Talk | TED.com: We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information.… Read the rest
Jennifer Golbeck: Your social media “likes” expose more than you think
Jennifer Golbeck: Your social media “likes” expose more than you think | TED Talk | TED.com: Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? Watch this talk to find out the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so cute — and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
What are you revealing online? Much more than you think
What are you revealing online? Much more than you think |: Privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck discuss the hidden implications of what you reveal online.