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Escape from model land – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“Models are best for understanding, but they are inherently wrong,” Helen Dacre said, evoking robotics engineer Bill Smart on sensors. Dacre was presenting a tool that combines weather forecasts, air quality measurements, and other data to help airlines and other ...

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Transient Hole (Variations) X (ten) – Furtherfield Gallery + Commons

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? Bertolt Brecht TICKETS Transient Hole (Variations) is a hybrid curatorial project and symposium by Viennese artist and curator Alexander Felch. The project`s title refers to a concept for a media ...

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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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