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The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data.
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Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker

Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem. Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they’re posted, after they’re posted, and as part of bulk data analyses in order to determine what’s spam and then deal with them accordingly.
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Wiley: The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance - Stephen Goldsmith, Susan Crawford

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This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin

This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
This week’s bitcoin review takes a look at a new research paper that examines the relationship between social media interactions and the bitcoin market. More searches does not mean a higher price Anyone who has followed bitcoin over the last three years knows that its price is an ad nauseum repeat of price spikes followed…
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Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes'

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes' | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In an inspired weekend Twitter mini-rant, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk called artificial intelligence potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons.
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New, Efficient Data Collection Algorithm

New, Efficient Data Collection Algorithm | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

When you can’t collect all the data you need, a new algorithm tells you which to target. A new technique could help with both problems of difficulties to collect the right data and the time the process takes. According to MIT News much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of m... http://i-hls.com/2014/07/new-efficient-data-collection-algorithm/


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Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods | TechCrunch

Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods | TechCrunch | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of..
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Tipo de inteligência artificial, algoritmo define o que você vê na tela

Tipo de inteligência artificial, algoritmo define o que você vê na tela | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Recomendar produtos interessantes, mostrar as notícias mais importantes, sugerir restaurantes, mostrar a nova foto do amigo. Todas essas ações rotineiras da internet alimentam um mesmo gigante: o chamado algoritmo.

Não é você, usuário, que decide o que vai enxergar na tela, mas sim esse tal algoritmo, uma sequência de comandos capaz de definir critérios de relevância para o serviço que você usa, seja ele um sistema de buscas ou a página de uma rede social.

Segundo o cientista da computação Luiz Camolesi Jr., da Faculdade de Tecnologia da Unicamp (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), o algoritmo precisa traduzir a linguagem e o pensamento humano para a máquina.

"No caso de sites de compra, por exemplo, o algoritmo é feito para 'pensar' como um amigo real do usuário. Ele considera idade, perfil, hobby e gostos do cadastrado para sugerir uma compra."

Já se o exemplo for o Facebook, o comando tem como meta filtrar as 300 publicações mais importantes do dia, dentre as cerca de 1.500 disponíveis, em média, segundo dados da própria empresa.


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Make Your Own World With Programmable Matter - IEEE Spectrum

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People will conjure objects as easily as we now play music or movies
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Google might not be a monopoly, after all

Google might not be a monopoly, after all | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: Google Chrome: a new OS War TweetNot browser, OS.  More about that in a moment. . But, first, our kind, venture capitalists, loves disruption. When the established companies take too much room on the Petri dish, there is no way for a new bacterium to prosper.  When a Microsoft(...)
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Quantified Self Technology

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If leveraged correctly, the quantified self-movement could provide valuable patient insights as well as reduce long-term costs for healthcare brands.

 

But before talking about the benefits to brands, we must first understand their importance to the consumer. After all, it’s the customer (or in this case, patient), that should always come first. These products don’t just monitor activity or measure how long you’re at the gym. They allow users to connect their actions with the effect of those actions. Quantified self products engage the wearer with their lifestyle goals, stress levels and current healthcare regimens. This unprecedented awareness of one’s actions can provide insights into behaviors that are negatively affecting health.

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ICTCC 2014 : The International Conference on NaTure of Computation and Communication

ICTCC 2014 : The International Conference on NaTure of Computation and Communication | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
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The Future of Computer Intelligence Is Everything but Artificial | Science | WIRED

The Future of Computer Intelligence Is Everything but Artificial | Science | WIRED | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Computers are already smart, just in their own ways. They catalogue the breadth of human knowledge, find meaning in mushroom clouds of data, and fly spacecraft to other worlds. And they're getting better. Below are four domains of computing where the machines are rising.

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#Algorithmic culture. “Culture now has two audiences: people and machines" | #cyberculture

#Algorithmic culture. “Culture now has two audiences: people and machines" | #cyberculture | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

“ A conversation with Ted Striphas”


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How will you define the “Culture of Algorithms”?


My preferred phrase is “algorithmic culture,” which I use in the first instance to refer to the the ways in which computers, running complex mathematical formulae, engage in what’s often considered to be the traditional work of culture: the sorting, classifying, and hierarchizing of people, places, objects, and ideas. The Google example from above illustrates the point, although it’s also the case elsewhere on the internet. Facebook engages in much the same work in determining which of your friends, and which of their posts, will appear prominently in your news feed. The same goes for shopping sites and video or music streaming services, when they offer you products based on the ones you (or someone purportedly like you) have already consumed.

 

What’s important to note, though, is the way in which algorithmic culture then feeds back to produce new habits of thought, conduct, and expression that likely wouldn’t exist in its absence—a culture of algorithms, as it were. The worry here, pointed out by Eli Pariser and others, is that this culture tends to reinforce more than it challenges one’s existing preferences or ways of doing things. This is what is often called “personalization,” though Pariser calls it a “you loop” instead. By the same token, it is possible for algorithmic systems to introduce you to cultural goods that you might not have encountered otherwise. Today, culture may only be as good as its algorithms.

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Twitter admits that as many as 23 million of its active users are automated

Twitter admits that as many as 23 million of its active users are automated | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
This piece has been updated to clarify the kinds of accounts in question. Twitter raised eyebrows last month when it suggested that many of its active users aren't actually human. Now we know how many. In a new filing, the company said that "up to approximately 8.5%" of the accounts it considers active are automatically...
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Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch

Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
When we humans communicate, we rely on a vast background of unspoken assumptions. Everyone knows that “water is wet,” and “people want to be happy”..

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Macintel: The End Is Nigh

Macintel: The End Is Nigh | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: Apple, ARM, and Intel Tweet  Apple and Samsung are engaged in a knives-out smartphone war, most infamously in the courts but, more importantly, in the marketplace. In its latest ad campaign, Samsung has cleverly “borrowed” a page from Apple’s own marketing playbook, posturing the iPhone as the choice of(...)
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Twitter may be considering a Facebook-style feed -- but would that help its growth or derail it?

Twitter may be considering a Facebook-style feed -- but would that help its growth or derail it? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo suggested during the company’s earnings call that it is considering algorithmically-filtered features similar to Facebook’s newsfeed, but some users say if it implements a Facebook-style approach they will leave
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On The Importance Of Forgetting | TechCrunch

On The Importance Of Forgetting | TechCrunch | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The ongoing debate about Europe's so-called 'right to be forgotten' ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology..
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Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of "memory hole" grow

Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of "memory hole" grow | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
A Canadian court is forcing Google to remove search listings not just for google.ca, but beyond the country’s borders too. The case could lead to more regional censorship practices becoming global.
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Dell becomes largest retailer to accept bitcoin payments

Dell becomes largest retailer to accept bitcoin payments | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Coinbase helped Dell install bitcoin payments in just two weeks.
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For Google, the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is an Unforgettable Fiasco | Business | WIRED

For Google, the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is an Unforgettable Fiasco | Business | WIRED | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The recent European Union ruling that granted citizens the “right to be forgotten” from Google’s search results is morphing into a nightmare for the web giant. British news organizations are reporting that Google is now removing links to some of their articles, including stories that involve the disgraceful actions of powerful people. On Wednesday, BBC…
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affordance.info: Sème antique : la guerre du sens est déclarée.

affordance.info: Sème antique : la guerre du sens est déclarée. | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
La recherche sémantique est l'un des derniers graals de l'industrie du "search". Chaque annonce dans ce domaine est suivie de près, particulièrement quand elle provient du leader Google. Lequel vient donc d'officialiser le lancement de son "knowkedge graph", qui se...
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Google's Ray Kurzweil on the moment when computers will become conscious

Google's Ray Kurzweil on the moment when computers will become conscious | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Google hired the noted inventor and futurist to build artificial intelligence that can think like a human. His vision is a computer with a structure modeled on the human brain, giving it a capacity for abstract thought.
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Kurzweil is damn wrong!

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FREE BUSINESS REPOR The Internet of Things MIT Technology Review

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Here's how Apple's smart home program will work

Here's how Apple's smart home program will work | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Apple’s smart home news in the Financial Times got people excited, but my sources reveal a program that’s much less about a whole-home experience and more about fighting fragmentation.
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