Speaking our truths has always been necessary, but it will never be sufficient to sustain our democracy.Read More
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. Data reviewed by The Times shows over 235 million locations captured from more than 1.2 million unique devices during a three-day period in 2017.Read More
Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?Read More
Answers to the three most commonly asked questions about maintaining GDPR-compliant machine learning programs.Read More
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While the US often tries to export its product standards in trade diplomacy, the EU tends to write rules for itself and let the gravity of its huge market pull other economies into its regulatory orbit. Businesses faced with multiple regulatory regimes will tend to work to the highest standard, known widely as the “Brussels effect”.Read More
An amazing (and terrifying) look into how the data mining company Palantir grew from supporting JPMorgan to police forces all over the United States and collecting data about almost everyone.Read More
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Microgrids will culminate in complete electricity decentralization when transaction-based services are standardized for energy services.
At the end of 2016, 47% of all US electricity customers had a smart meter.
Electricity is more valuable on certain areas of the grid and during certain times of the day, and so prices should fluctuate minute by minute, depending on system loads, geopolitics, location, scheduled maintenance, etc.
People need dynamic electricity rates so that they have an incentive to install smart meters and save money - in a 2016 study, Commonwealth Edison, the largest utility in Illinois, found that customers could save 13% on their bill just by billing them hourly based on wholesale market prices.
These policies have far-reaching implications - formerly passive consumers of electricity can finally become active members of the energy community, consuming and contributing energy.
Coupled with smart meters, each of these assets on the grid is becoming its own node on a network, with the ability to generate electricity and communicate with each of the other nodes.
The transition to a decentralized electricity system will also aid in project development.
Read the full article here (via The Economist).
Federal Hill House is a squad building in central Providence, within earshot of the city's main highway. On a recent rainy Monday, a school holiday, the building was full. Older childer lounged in front of a film, while toddlers roamed around the soft play area. Some regularly spend more than ten hours a day here, on top of school hours, while parents work. The charity provides essential support for low-income families: it picks up childer from home before school starts and looks after them long after it ends. It accomplishes a lot on a tight budget. In several places, the ceiling lets through water from the grey Rhode Island Sky.
In February and March 2018, BCG conducted an online survey of companies in order to assess their progress in adopting AI in industrial operations, which we defined as producers’ core transformation processes, including production and related functions such as maintenance, product quality, and logistics. The survey also covered engineering and supply chain management.Read More
China’s internet may be sandboxed from the rest of the world, but China’s big tech companies are bringing their AI capabilities to the global market.
Tencent, Baidu, and Alibaba (collectively called BAT) are positioning themselves to become the AI platforms of the future.Read More
Facial recognition technology is penetrating deep into China. Cameras track passengers at railway stations, identify homeless people on the streets and even monitor worshippers in state-approved churches.
China’s nation-wide surveillance project, named Skynet, began as early as 2005. But recent advances in artificial intelligence have given the state’s surveillance efforts a boost.Read More
“I want to clear up some confusions about Artificial Intelligence, and the goals of people who do research in AI.”
- Rodney Brooks (the Panasonic Professor of Robotics at MIT)Read More
This confluence of ideas and technology trends has been rebranded as “AI” over the past few years. This rebranding is worthy of some scrutiny.
Michael Jordan (professor of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley) explains why.Read More
A great write up of the current state (and future) of genome engineering startups in Silicon Valley.Read More
Defining artificial intelligence is no easy matter. This report is the result of research by the French Digital Council to demystify AI, to establish France as an AI thought leader and to work towards a coherent French and European AI strategy. [long read]Read More
Globalisation, technological progress and demographic change are having a profound impact on OECD labour markets, affecting both the quantity and quality of jobs that are available, as well as how and by whom they are carried outRead More
The traditional way of dispatching energy is challenged by more and more renewables with variable power production.Read More