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A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE INTERNET? – Cybersalon Submission

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Aspirational intelligence – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net “All commandments are ideals,” he said. He – Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford – had just finished reading out to the attendees of Westminster Forum’s seminar (PDF) his proposed ten commandments for artificial intelligence. He’s ...

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YouTube – The Dark Side (Latest Event)

In case you missed our last event…

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In sync – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net Until Wednesday, I was not familiar with the use of “sync” to stand for a music synchronization license – that is, a license to use a piece of music in a visual setting such as a ...

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Can Games help us to make the word a better place?

Takeaways from Games For Good – Cybersalon 25th January 2018 Over 2.2 bln people  world-wide will be playing games in 2018. A hit game is fun but also an opportunity for deep learning and transformative experience. As technology, politics and ...

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Bodies in the clouds – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net This year’s Computers, Privacy, and Data Protectionconference had the theme “The Internet of Bodies”. I chaired the “Bodies in the Clouds” panel, which was convened by Lucie Krahulcova of Access Now, and this is something like ...

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Ding! – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net   The end of the year seems a good moment for complaints. The Guardian has gone all out with 2017 as the year the world turned against Silicon Valley. This is a more modest bitchfest. First is the ...

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Counterfactuals – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net On Tuesday evening, virtual reality pioneer and musician Jaron Lanier, in London to promote his latest book, Dawn of the New Everything, suggested the internet took a wrong turn in the 1990s by rejecting the idea ...

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The Brave New World of Work Surveillance

Takeaways from Watching Me Watching You Cybersalon 11th October 2017 Lord Kelvin noted back in 1890 that ‘what can be measured, can be managed’. At Watching Me Watching You a new, emerging field of work surveillance was discussed by Cybersalon’s invited ...

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The opposite of privilege – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net A couple of weeks ago, Cybersalon held an event to discuss modern trends in workplace surveillance. In the middle, I found myself reminding the audience, many of whom were too young to remember, that 20 or ...

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