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Internet Week Talk – The Japanese Net Community – an Outside View « Randy's Work Blog

"We now may put people in prison for downloading music. No other country in the world has such an extreme law. And who is being served by this? A back room deal between the media industry and the government with no public or Internet industry consultation.

The term “Internet Governance” is very dangerous. Our use of language constrains our thoughts. The Internet exploded and thrives because it is about cooperation and coordination, not hierarchy and control. And nowhere is this stronger than in the Japanese Internet technical community."

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Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data

Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
National data protection authority blocks recent privacy changes made by social network and commands existing shared data and phone numbers be deleted for 35 million users
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This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Own All The World’s Brands

This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Own All The World’s Brands | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
General Mills, Kellogg's, and Unilever own just about everything
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Apple ‘in talks to buy supercar maker McLaren’

Apple ‘in talks to buy supercar maker McLaren’ | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
£1.5bn takeover of F1 team owner would be Apple’s biggest deal since it bought Beats headphones in 2014
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Your Smartphone Is Becoming An AI Supercomputer

Your Smartphone Is Becoming An AI Supercomputer | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Photographic memory, instant artworks, instantaneous translation, lifelike virtual reality, and much more are all coming to your pocket.
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Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With "Brain Hacking" Tech

Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With "Brain Hacking" Tech | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a "neural lace," a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.
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How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Four people involved in the creation of an industry partnership say its intent will be clear: to ensure that A.I. research is focused on things that will benefit people, not hurt them.
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Martin Freeman And Adam Brody Enter The Dark World of Cryptocurrency In “StartUp"

Martin Freeman And Adam Brody Enter The Dark World of Cryptocurrency In “StartUp" | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
An exclusive first look at StartUp, which follows an FBI agent tracking a digital currency company.
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Self-driving cars will test trust in machine learning algorithms

Autonomous cars rely heavily on machine learning algorithms. Will people put their faith -- and their lives -- in this technology?
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Planet of the apps — have we paved the way for our own extinction? - FT.com

Planet of the apps — have we paved the way for our own extinction? - FT.com | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Most books that try to predict the future turn out to be wrong — sometimes spectacularly so — given that history rarely moves in straight lines. Extrapolating current trends is often misleading. We had better hope that Yuval Noah Harari also suffers
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Oracle Funds Anti-Google Effort that Outs Hillary, Obama

Oracle Funds Anti-Google Effort that Outs Hillary, Obama | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The Oracle Corporation is using its deep financial resources to fund the "Google Transparency Project" in Washington. D.C.
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How San Francisco’s hippy explosion shaped the modern world

How San Francisco’s hippy explosion shaped the modern world | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

You Say You Want a Revolution, the V&A’s new exhibition, explores the birth of late-1960s counterculture that helped spawn Silicon Valley. Alex Needham takes a tour of where it all began, guided by former hippies and subversive visionaries …

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The Most Hippie Town in All 50 States

The Most Hippie Town in All 50 States | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

From a farm commune in Missouri to an artists colony in Mississippi, here's the most hippie town in every state.

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Why data is the new coal

Why data is the new coal | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Deep learning needs to become more efficient if it is going to move from using data to categorise images of cats to diagnosing rare illnesses
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High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war
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The likes of Mark Zuckerberg already rule the media. Now they want to censor the past | Marina Hyde

The likes of Mark Zuckerberg already rule the media. Now they want to censor the past | Marina Hyde | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The Facebook boss is the most powerful editor on Earth. So why do we insist on treating him and his fellow tech titans as charming inventors?
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Russian YouTuber facing five years in jail after playing Pokémon Go in church

Russian YouTuber facing five years in jail after playing Pokémon Go in church | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Ruslan Sokolovsky was filmed catching Pokémon in the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg at the beginning of August
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Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will - FT.com

Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will - FT.com | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau summed up this revolution in Emile, his 1762 treatise on
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These Abandoned Olympic Venues Prove Hosting the Olympics Is a Huge Waste of Money

These Abandoned Olympic Venues Prove Hosting the Olympics Is a Huge Waste of Money | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Photos of abandoned Olympics venues from around the world show derelict structures built to host the Olympic Games.
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A Tax Expert Takes Tim Cook's EU Letter Apart Point By Point

A Tax Expert Takes Tim Cook's EU Letter Apart Point By Point | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Cook blasted an EU ruling that Apple used Irish subsidiaries to avoid billions in taxes, but his defense is only one side of the story.
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2016 Report | One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100)

2016 Report | One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

Welcome to the 2016 Report  Download Full Report in PDF

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Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence

Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, undergoes makeover as 600 companies look to trim their headcount
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If the age of self-driving cars is upon us, what's keeping them off the roads?

If the age of self-driving cars is upon us, what's keeping them off the roads? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

Googleとユーバートライアルプロトタイプとしては、完全に無人車やより安全な道路の未来は誰もが思ったよりも早く来る必要があります - しかし、彼らは急いで気分にしています

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Rebel Genius

Rebel Genius | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

The life and work of a scientist who spent his career crossing disciplinary boundaries—from experimental neurology to psychiatry to cybernetics to engineering.

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