Marcus Goddard

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Les ChatBot prennent le pas sur les applis en matière de santé

<b>ChatBot</b> est la contraction de « <b>chat</b> » (se prononce [tchat]) et de « <b>bot</b> » (contraction par aphérèse de « robot ») un logiciel automatique ou …

Santé

Jack Barsky: The KGB spy who lived the American dream

<b>It's no secret that the Russians have long tried to plant "sleeper agents" in the US - men and women indistinguishable from normal Americans, who live - on the surface - completely normal lives. But what happens when one of them doesn't want to go home?</b><p>Jack Barsky died in September 1955, at the age …

Ronald Reagan

Viral WhatsApp Hoaxes Are India’s Own Fake News Crisis

Misinformation and political propaganda in the world’s largest democracy often go undetected — until they have brutal real-world impact.<p>At 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly banned 86% of the country’s legal tender from circulation. The goal was to wipe out “black …

India

The Attention Merchants review – how the web is being debased for profit

Tim Wu is an expert on concentrations of power. An author, activist and lawyer, he is most famous for coining the phrase “net neutrality” – the idea that the oligopoly that owns our internet infrastructure shouldn’t charge differently for different kinds of data. In his new book, he targets another …

Social Media

Steve Case: 3 Ways to Get Rich With the Internet's 'Third Wave' | Inc.com

We are in the middle of a revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), which gained legitimacy in 2015, is predicted to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020, from $655.8 billion in 2014, as more devices come online and platforms and services grow up around them. For vendors selling hardware and software to …

Innovation

5 amazing healthcare innovations coming out of Singapore

Thanks to world-class hospitals, an emphasis on public/private partnerships and increased investment in med-tech startups, the world's biotech …

Big Data In Healthcare: Paris Hospitals Predict Admission Rates Using Machine Learning

Hospitals in Paris are trialling Big Data and machine learning systems designed to forecast admission rates – leading to more efficient deployment of resources and better patient outcomes.<p>It’s just one more way in which cutting-edge data science is being applied to real-world problems in …

Machine Learning

The ethics of face recognition

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on the ethics of artificial intelligence. Since then, we've been presented with an excellent example to reflect on: …

We’ve got this whole unicorn thing all wrong!

“Unicorn” is the term du jour in Silicon Valley, used to describe a startup with a valuation of more than a billion dollars. Fortune Magazine started …

Artificial Intelligence

Emerging Trend Analysis: What is Digital Performance Management? - MIT Technology Review

Let a key statistic tell the story: digital business accounts for nearly one-quarter of the world’s economy today, according to Accenture. And that …

Customer Experience

Jonathan Safran Foer: technology is diminishing us

Have you found yourself checking email at dinner, or skipping from book to screen, unable to focus? The closer the world gets to our fingertips, the more we stand to lose<p>The first time my father looked at me was on a screen, using technology developed to detect flaws in the hulls of ships. His …

Time I

Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum

Silicon Valley seems to have lost a bit of its verve since the Presidential election. The streets of San Francisco—spiritually part of the Valley—feel less crowded. Coffee-shop conversations are hushed. Everything feels a little muted, an eerie quiet broken by chants of protesters. It even seems as …

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism review – will robots bring utopia or terror?

Peter Frase’s roaming, thoughtful work of ‘social science fiction’ sketches out a frightening future of rich v poor<p>The idea that computers will soon steal our jobs is an article of faith among many of the world’s most powerful people. The argument goes like this: breakthroughs in robotics and …

Intellectual Property

How the intelligent web will change our interactions

From emotionally cognisant AI friends to experiences that respond to your body language, we're about to go on a tour of some of the most advanced and …

Artificial Intelligence

Robot, Cobot or Sobot?

We live in a world of robots, whether we know it or not. . .<p>From the machines that work in manufacturing to the chatbots that deal with customer …

How can Facebook and its users burst the ‘filter bubble’?

In the wake of the US election, concerns are surfacing over the filter bubbles that mediate the information people see in their social media …

Facebook, and the trouble in being everything to everyone

OXFORD Dictionaries has just named “post-truth” its word of the year. The timing certainly seems apt. Among the many recriminations unfolding in the …

HR Meets Technology: The Ten Facets Of Culture

HR is experiencing a watershed moment. It’s not like the massive shift from virtual punchcards and e-forms to Cloud-based applications and analytics. It’s not the sudden appearance of millennials texting in the staff cafeteria, or the first Internet conference call. It’s the shift to a new …

Human Resources

Why clickbait can’t last

×In the photo abovePop Heroes of Journalism: (left to right) Marty Baron (The Editor of The Boston Globe, as depicted in the movie Spotlight), Will …

Journalism

How does misinformation spread online?

In the run up to the 2013 Italian elections, a social media post exposing the corruption of parliament went viral. Italian politicians were quietly …

Blue Feed, Red Feed - WSJ.com

Methodology<p>What is this?<p>Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.<p>In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; …

Social Media

Technology in the year 2020

Five predictions for advances in technology over the next four years<p>2020 is set to be a pivotal year for innovative technology, with various projects …

Mercedes-Benz

Android clone v human: will you be able to tell the difference at work?

Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro – director, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, and named one of the top 100 living geniuses by Synetics in 2007 – is a very busy man. So busy, he practically needs a clone to keep up with his work schedule, something many of us have wished for in our …

Robotics

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Rock Our Worlds, But At What Cost?

Will a world with technology suffused everywhere actually help us build the future we want?<p>If you’re reading this on a laptop, look down for a second.<p>That QWERTY keyboard you have in front of you has forever been “de-optimized for humans,” says Grad Conn, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer. The …

Disney World

Ancient Roman mythology shows an obsession with sex robots that’s lasted thousands of years

Technological advances may have made sex robots more feasible than ever before, but warnings and fantasies about them are nothing new. The basic desire for artificial, controllable sexual companions has existed for millennia.<p>At a New York University conference on the Ethics of Artificial …

University of London

Dear technology, please could you stop being so needy

I love a television show that makes people talk, and particularly one that makes its viewers ask the big questions. The new sci-fi western drama Westworld is slow, pretentious, confusing, and my new favourite, with its grandiose concerns about playing God and how sentient a sentient creation should …

Black Mirror

Humans Need Not Apply

YouTube

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

York University