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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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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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