On Cyber-Farming, AI Ethics and More

From MIT Media lab'sThe Future of Agriculture is Computerized", the European Commission’s Artificial Intelligence ethics guidelines”, the Brookings Institution’s Credit Denial in the Age of AI” and NY Times A.I. Is Changing Insurance

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Paul Dravis
Smart Cities: Today and Beyond

Comments from Singularity University’s Peter Diamandis on “Imagining the Smart Cities of 2050” and Ben Green’s upcoming book “The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future (Strong Ideas)

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Paul Dravis
The Web @ 30: Then and Now

As the World Wide Web turns 30 years old, consider the comments from its creator Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, his current project, called Solid, and Facebook’s new focus on private, encrypted services.

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Paul Dravis
A Film and Three Books for Year End 2018

We present one film and three books to consider: Free Solo directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky, Principles by Ray Dalio, and The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli.

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Paul Dravis
On Facial Recognition, AI and Regulations

Comments from Microsoft President Brad Smith - “Facial recognition: It’s time for action”; researchers from Google, Microsoft and New York University - “AI Now Report 2018” and U.S. Department of Homeland Security - “Privacy Impact Assessment for the Facial Recognition Pilot

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Paul Dravis