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the benefits of curating the world's best content.
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Neural nets are leading edge, trainable algorithms that imitate specific primary elements within the working belonging to the neural. Thus giving them distinctive, self-training features, the energy to formalize unclassified data ...
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The roles of economy as we know them now are slowly shifting. Ultimately the power of being co-creator (formerly known as the "customer") will have much lager effect than most of us are willing to anticipate now.
THE SEMANTIC SPHERE 1 Computation, Cognition and the Information Economy. (Translated By Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott) New advances in digital media offer unprecedented memory capacities, an om...
The Internet is full of people sharing interesting things all day. From liking pictures on Facebook to retweeting cool articles, sharing is something everyone enjoys doing in one way or another. Yet receiving likes and retweets can seem impossible.
Enteprise Social Networks should not be limited to content and people centric approaches. Activity centric ones lead to more tangible benefits.
Virtually all talk of cognitive enhancement focuses exclusively on the enhancement of individual intelligence. But what about enhancing group intelligence?
Inteligencia del grupo, mejora y mentes amplidas (si hay mucho error de traducción, acepto el aviso).
La investigación a la que se refiere el post contradice la concepción intuitiva de que la inteligencia de las personas, cuando trabajan colaborativamente en un grupo, equivale a la adición del IQ de cada integrante del grupo. No es así. Fenómenos interesantes suceden cuando trabajamos en grupo.
One of the tags is ethical technology
As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.
Thanks to Robin Good for finding this gem
Many good ideas can be found here regarding what we need to teach students about curating digital content for learning. The importance of story - and to really look at something (or read it!). The importance of asking quesitons and seeking answers before adding it to your curated collection to determine if it is a good fit. There are many parallels to the world of digital curation.
vision globale intéressante
Brains, it has recently been argued, are essentially prediction machines. They are bundles of cells that support perception and action by constantly attempting to match incoming sensory inputs with top-down expectations or predictions. This is achieved using a hierarchical generative model that aims to minimize prediction error within a bidirectional cascade of cortical processing. Such accounts offer a unifying model of perception and action, illuminate the functional role of attention, and may neatly capture the special contribution of cortical processing to adaptive success. This target article critically examines this “hierarchical prediction machine” approach, concluding that it offers the best clue yet to the shape of a unified science of mind and action.
Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive scienceAndy Clark
Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 36 / Issue 03 / June 2013, pp 181-204
I recently wrote that we need to move past the limitations and confusion associated with the characterization of the new direction that businesses are taking as “social.” Stowe Boyd, We...
Accuracy is fundamental to journalism, but it’s a challenge to verify information when it flows at digital warp speed from so many sources. This presentation
Some useful tips on how to rebalance the Timeliness vs. Accuracy and Quality equation for information dissemination. A must-read for any user of social media!
Could be used when teaching evaluation of online content / critical thinking skills.
With Google pulling the plug on popular apps like Google Reader and Google Alerts, Jim Berkowitz takes an objective look at several alternative applications that can help with your content curation.
The eye and brain: standard thinking is that these devices are both complex and functional. They are complex in the sense of having many different types of parts, and functional in the sense of having capacities that promote survival and reproduction. Standard thinking says that the evolution of complex functionality proceeds by the addition of new parts, and that this build-up of complexity is driven by selection, by the functional advantages of complex design. The standard thinking could be right, even in general. But alternatives have not been much discussed or investigated, and the possibility remains open that other routes may not only exist but may be the norm. Our purpose here is to introduce a new route to functional complexity, a route in which complexity starts high, rising perhaps on account of the spontaneous tendency for parts to differentiate. Then, driven by selection for effective and efficient function, complexity decreases over time. Eventually, the result is a system that is highly functional and retains considerable residual complexity, enough to impress us. We try to raise this alternative route to the level of plausibility as a general mechanism in evolution by describing two cases, one from a computational model and one from the history of life.
Complexity by SubtractionDaniel W. McShea, Wim Hordijk
Evolutionary BiologyApril 2013
Digital data stem from our own personal and social cognitive processes and thus express them in one way or another. But we still don’t have any scientific tools to make sense of the data flows produced by online creative conversations at the scale of the digital medium as a whole.
Levy presents his ideas about the way human communications and digital media create platforms for augmented collective intelligence.
las comunicaciones humanas y los medios digitales crean plataformas para aumentada inteligencia colectiva.
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Social Media ROI: here's how to align some of your social media actions with your business goals and make it easier to determine your social media marketing ROI.
The "big" question...
For centuries we're fussing about what the our optimal work time is in every day life. In today's article, we explore why focusing on energy not time is a smar
May 17, 2013 Brussels, VUB
Just as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin foresaw it!
As the world becomes increasingly complex and interconnected, some of our biggest challenges have begun to seem intractable. What should we do about uncertainty in the financial markets? How can we predict energy supply and demand? How will climate change play out? How do we cope with rapid urbanization? Our traditional approaches to these problems are often qualitative and disjointed and lead to unintended consequences. To bring scientific rigor to the challenges of our time, we need to develop a deeper understanding of complexity itself.
A concise and objective tour over CAS!
Si integramos la complejdad en una nueva teoría más holística, paradojicamente llegamos a la conclusión de que se podfrán hacer algunas predicciones probabilisticas sobre algunos parámetros escogidos de sistemas complejos como el mercado financiero de base digital. En resumen se podrá establecer la probabilidad de un crash financiero en los próximos siete años. Big Deal!
Twitter network. Their teacher is School of Data “data wrangler” Michael Bauer, whose organization teaches journalists and non-profits basic data skills. At the recent International Journalism Festival, Bauer showed journalists how to analyze Twitter networksusing OpenRefine, Gephi, and the Twitter API.
Bauer's route into teaching hacks how to hack data was a circuitous one. He studied medicine and did postdoctoral research on the cardiovascular system, where he discovered his flair for data. Disillusioned with health care, Bauer dropped out to become an activist and hacker and eventually found his way to the School of Data. I asked him about the potential and pitfalls of data analysis for everyone.
We have to meet the new generation of customer and appeal to them in order to be successful entrepreneurs.
Deborah is a sociologist in the department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney she provides social commentaries on current issues, informed by key sociological writings. She...
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Visualization of the #GlobalBrain community on Twitter by using @Bluenod
Evolution Researchers have long assumed that factors like competition, environmental change and competition for scarce resources stimulated evolutionary change in species. But computer science... [[ This is a content summary only.
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