Privacy, Google, boosts welcome Show more
So, google just released a new online 'app' for compressing pictures called Squoosh, I wouldn't use it if you could help it, as it's likely they'll farm all the metadata and actual data from the images that they can.
This is what they do, release tools everyone uses so that they can then use the data you give them.
Don't fall for it :)
Pretty ambitious plans by Barcelona! https://www.barcelona.cat/digitalstandards/en/init/0.1/index.html
anonymous github user can no longer
* know who contributes to public repositories
* know email addresses of users
This makes migrating (and giving credit) free software projects out of #nsamicrosoft github harder.
Choose your own #Brexit: An interactive fantasy for all ages - https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/features/choose-your-own-brexit-an-interactive-fantasy-for-all-ages-20180912177209
It's the third Thursday of November, which means it's #WorldPhilosophyDay. A message from Audrey Azoulay (Dir. General of UNESCO) talks about how practising philosophy equips & enables us for understanding & synthesizing knowledge, perceiving meaning & principle, exchanging views, and more. Read it here http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002661/266101e.pdf and UNESCO's page is here https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/philosophyday
It's time to push #Peertube even further!
There are some scripts and tools to ease YouTube clip exports:
Make watching internet videos great again!
Facebook is in fact, just as disgusting of a company as we thought
(NYT article on how Facebook has done gross shit over the past three years and dozens of scandals)
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/technology/facebook-data-russia-election-racism.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Oh crap, I started reading about #Funkwhale and now I want to set up an instance. But when to find the time for it...
Ethics, technology and futures presentation Show more
Here's a link to my presentation this week on #ethics, #technology and #futures for anyone who's interested: https://my.owndrive.com/index.php/s/UrKeO4V0ggPQA2t
This was a session on our master's degree programme in futures studies on the course "Ethics of Futures Studies". This was my fifth year teaching this course, and each year we have really good discussions with students. These topics change fast too!
Perceptions of probability, cf.,
- Sherman Kent CIA study https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/psychology-of-intelligence-analysis/art15.html and
- Philip Tetlock's *Superforecasting*.
Ridge plot in Bokeh (#Python plotting library).
Only by providing a counter-narrative, which also deals with the constant burning future shock people are feeling - we can make other perspectives and futures possible.
If you won't create a narrative explaining why you did something, someone else will supply theirs.
No matter how good the software created by the engineers is, no matter how much work the activists put in, the public needs storytellers to tell them why it's important as well.
Conference in Sweden in June: Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet Artificial Intelligence Show more
How should #anticipation and anticipatory systems be conceived in order for human decisions to be respectful of pluralism in ecosystems and noosystems? What is the difference between prediction and anticipation in technosocial systems? Is there a common anticipatory feature in biological structures, cultural structures, and technological ones?
"Fake videos can now be created using a technique called a generative adversarial network, or GAN.
Although the machine learning breakthroughs in computer graphics are impressive, researchers should be more cognizant of the ramifications of what they’re creating. “It is not clear that the positive implications outweigh the negative.”
“Deep fakes are amplifying the liar’s dividend. When nothing is true, the dishonest person will thrive by saying what’s true is fake.”
@aral Is this a Privacy Arena as in "we throw privacy in an arena and watch lions eating it"?
Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @email@example.com and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.