03rd March 2017
Interesting news, articles and opinions that Doteveryone staff have discovered this week. Reading for everyone.
Tech and the Fake Market tactic
In one generation, the Internet went from opening up new free markets to creating a series of Fake Markets that exploit society, without most media or politicians even noticing.
Why build a Muslim registry when you can buy it?
Both as a candidate and now as President, Donald Trump has made clear his intent to pursue aggressive policies targeting Muslims, refugees and immigrants under the banner of national security.
The empathy layer: Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?
In January 2016, police in Blacksburg, Virginia, began looking into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl named Nicole Lovell.
The industry of the future: Care
Industrial policy is back in vogue and not a moment too soon. This brings images of engineering, digital technology, healthtech, factories in the West Midlands, and so on.
Setting the Standard for Diversity in Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence will be the most disruptive technology since the internet, and yet the work being done today is building in an inherit bias for the world view of white men.
How Smaller Communities Can Survive in an Age of Disruption
The dual and related disruptions of technology and globalization have for the most part been good news for business productivity and for the large cities and metro areas that are well positioned to take advantage of them.
UK Parliament to hold inquiry into algorithmic transparency
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee put out a public call for suggestions on subjects it should investigate and one of the three winning pitches was an inquiry into transparency in algorithmic decision-making.
A tough gig? The nature of self-employment in 21st Century Britain
Nearly 60 per cent of the growth in self-employment since 2009 has been in high-skilled, higher-paying ‘privileged’ sectors, despite them making up just 40 per cent of the self-employed.
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