Paul Fritze

326 Flips | 7 Magazines | 84 Likes | 59 Followers | @pafritze | A university career weaving between science, education, software development, information systems and staff development. Engrossed now in travel and a range of woodwork, jewellery, home renovation & app development projects.

Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?

Big Tech wants to exploit our personal data, and the government wants to keep tabs on us. But “privacy” isn’t what’s really at stake.<p>The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of privacy-policy updates from online services, some of which you may have forgotten you ever subscribed to, is that …

Privacy

This new face-swapping AI is scarily realistic

The end of reality is imminent.<p>AI-powered face-swapping technology awed the internet when it debuted last year at Siggraph, the annual computer graphics conference. The videos, known as “deep fakes,” quickly became an even more controversial–and painful–phenomenon as people used the algorithm to …

Morality

Future of technology in the classroom debated at EduTech conference

Cognitive scientist Guy Claxton spends much of his time visiting schools throughout the world, and everywhere he goes, he has faced questions about …

Education Technology

Is Medium’s Business Model Sustainable?

If you look at my archive, you’ll see at least a dozen posts on Medium. Almost all of those posts are praising Medium.<p>I take Medium seriously, use it …

Finland’s Basic Income Pilot Was Never Really A Universal Basic Income

Much has been made of the end of the Nordic country’s experiment with giving some of its residents cash, but the program was actually a conservative …

Breitbart Covered My Research-Accurately – Member Feature Stories – Medium

I’m a novice academic when it comes to media engagement and promoting my research in the press. I’ve had some of my research announced via press …

Journalism

Online Ad Targeting Does Work—As Long As It's Not Creepy

If you click on the right-hand corner of any advertisement on Facebook, the social network will tell you why it was targeted to you. But what would …

Apple hiring trends further signal its growing interest in editorial content

Over the last year, Apple has put a heightened focus on news and editorial content. Just last week, the company shared its first exclusive piece of content via Apple News, while it was also revealed that Apple has been paying some publishers for early exclusivity rights to video content.<p>New data on …

BEST CONTENT. BEST BRANDS. MOST RECEPTIVE AUDIENCE.

Clicks Quality<p>Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to reclaim their time and attention, separate the signal from the noise and enrich their lives. We work with over 4,000 of the world’s best publishers and an editorial team that hand-curates content around the clock to produce a 100% …

How Accurately Can Scientists Reconstruct A Person’s Face From DNA?

Everywhere we go we leave behind bits of DNA.<p>We can already use this DNA to predict some traits, such as eye, skin and hair color. Soon it may be …

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering "gene therapy" …

A new AI "journalist" is rewriting the news to remove bias

Want your news delivered with the icy indifference of a literal robot? You might want to bookmark the newly launched site Knowhere News. Knowhere is …

Our failure to create social movements that fill the space vacated by the church has left people feeling helpless<p>Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. So runs the inscription above the gates of hell in Dante’s Inferno. Through those gates walks Dante with his guide Virgil:<p>Now sighs, loud wailing, …

Religion

Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

Psychology

How flood-hit Murwillumbah healed itself after Cyclone Debbie

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Warning in northern New South Wales is a town that refuses to let itself be defined by disaster.<p>When the flood that …

Enough With the Trolley Problem

A 50-year-old philosophical thought experiment has been central to the debate about autonomous vehicles. It’s time to give it up.<p>You know the drill by now: A runaway trolley is careening down a track. There are five workers ahead, sure to be killed if the trolley reaches them. You can throw a lever …

Framing

A 21-year old Swedish AI prodigy wants to revolutionize the $6 trillion education industry – here’s why 'Zuck' and Tim Cook are impressed

• Sana Labs is an edtech startup founded by 21-year old Joel Hellermark.<br>• It provides AI platform that individualizes a student’s learning in subjects …

Ten hidden coffee spots

Take a great cup of coffee, serve it in a hard-to-find nook and what have you got? Melburnians’ favourite kind of cafe. Hunt down these great hidden …

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It …

Could I rewire my brain to lose my worrier mentality? | The Star

A skew to one way or the other is known as a cognitive bias — in other words, an assumption we don’t know we are making. The direction and strength …

Psychology

Looking for truth in the Facebook age? Seek out views you aren't going to 'like'

<i>This is the second article in a series in which philosophers discuss the greatest moral challenge of our time, and how we should address it. Read the</i> …

Social Media

When we lose weight, where does it go?

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, …

Greening laneways

I’d like to green my own laneway; what should I do?<p>If you wish to plant a garden (or do any other work) on public land in the City of Melbourne, you …

Australia

Herring Island, Melbourne's little-known art park hidden in plain sight

Usually when people talk about a hidden arts space in Melbourne it's off the main street, down a graffiti-covered laneway and through a doorway …

Australia

During NRA conventions, gun injuries drop 20% nationwide—63% in hosting state

Researchers say it shoots holes in the argument that untrained users cause accidents.<p>When gun enthusiasts gather for the National Rifle Association’s …

The Ray is a stretch of highway paving the way for the future of motoring

To see the future of motoring, point a flashlight toward electrified and autonomous vehicles (and sometimes a combination of both). But other …

Kia Motors

These key psychological differences can determine whether you're liberal or conservative

Politically, Americans are highly divided.<p>When it comes to issues of race, immigration, national security, and environmental protection, they disagree about how the government should handle things like never before.<p>Relative to polls in the 1990s, Republicans are now much more likely to say poor …

Why The Guardian Australia chose quality journalism over 'scary' advertising dependency

Five years ago, in a serviced office space with “wonky” internet on Pitt St in Sydney, an almost 200-year-old brand began its Australian journey.<p>The …

Scientists can't replicate AI studies. That's bad news.

The specter of replication<p>The field of artificial intelligence (AI) may soon have to face a ghost that’s haunted many a scientific field lately: the …

Artificial Intelligence