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Can Robots Dance? – Exploring the future of work

Turing test for bi-pedal robots would be to get them to dance a samba, give us a twirl and bow after. Ok, on this test Theresa May would have failed, considering her “dancing”  performance in Africa, but for most of ...

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Prognostalgia – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“What seems to you like the big technology story of 2018?” I asked a friend. “The lack of excitement,” she replied. New stuff – the future – used to be a lot more fun, a phenomenon that New York Times ...

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Behind you! – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

For one reason or another – increasing surveillance powers, increasing awareness of the extent to which online activities are tracked by myriad data hogs, Edward Snowden – crypto parties have come somewhat back into vogue over the last few years ...

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Information Attacks against Democracies

by Bruce Schneier CTO, IBM Resilient schneier@schneier.com https://www.schneier.com That’s the starting place of our new paper: “Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy.” In it, we look at democracy through the lens of information security, trying to understand the current waves of Internet ...

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Creative hubs promoting diversity and inclusion

Hivos, British Council and Nesta are working together on a new programme for creative hub leaders. Here, the team from Hivos share why they believe that supporting creative hubs and co-working spaces is important. Since 2012, Hivos has worked with ...

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Cybersalon Soundscapes – from London to Vienna

By Stefan Lutschinger and Eva Pascoe It is often enough to hear a few notes of much loved song for us to immediately be transported to the time when we heard it first. Memories of our favourite melodies stays with ...

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Digital rights management – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on Net.Wars “I think we would distinguish between the Internet and Facebook. They’re not the same thing.” With this, the MP Damian Collins (Conservative, Folkstone and Hythe) closed Tuesday’s hearing on fake news, in which representatives of nine ...

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The Brother proliferation – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net There’s this about having one or two big threats: they distract attention from the copycat threats forming behind them. Unnoticed by most of us – the notable exception being Jeff Chester and his Center for Digital ...

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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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A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE INTERNET? – Cybersalon Submission

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