The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
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Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data. Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, neural networks, internet of things, smart cities, cryptocurrencies, automated consensus...
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Cryptocurrency - Still a Long Journey Ahead

Cryptocurrency -  Still a Long Journey Ahead | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin explained what still needs to be done in order for cryptocurrencies to overtake existing financial systems.
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No Gods, No Masters, No Coders? The Future of Sovereignty in a Blockchain World | Sarah Grace Manski et Ben Manski - Academia.edu

The building of the blockchain is predicted to harken the end of the contemporary sovereign order. Some go further to claim that as a powerful decentering technology, blockchain contests the continued functioning of world capitalism. Are such claims
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An Even-handed Approach to Crypto-Assets

An Even-handed Approach to Crypto-Assets | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

By Christine Lagarde
April 16, 2018
Healthcare companies are studying how to use the technology behind crypto assets to maintain confidential medical data (BSIphotos/Newscom).
The dizzying gyrations of crypto-assets such as Bitcoin invite comparisons with the

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New Data: US Students, Payroll Becoming More Involved In Crypto

New Data: US Students, Payroll Becoming More Involved In Crypto | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
1 out 5 US students use their student loans to invest in crypto, while industry insiders prefer to take pay in crypto.
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Facebook Users Could Retake Control Of Content With Bl... | News

Facebook Users Could Retake Control Of Content With Bl... | News | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Facebook’s privacy debacle could expose the potential for users to leverage Blockchain for protection, an analyst has said. | News | Cointelegraph
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China IT Ministry to Create Official Blockchain Standards

China IT Ministry to Create Official Blockchain Standards | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
China's information and technology ministry aims to establish a standards committee to boost the development of blockchain in the country.
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IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Says International Crypto... | News

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Says International Crypto... | News | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Lagarde had expressed interest in the IMF possibly releasing its own cryptocurrency after her previous comments about the potential benefits for countries with weak national currencies to launch their own digital currency.
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IBM's New AI Can Predict Psychosis in Your Speech

IBM's New AI Can Predict Psychosis in Your Speech | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
IBM researchers have developed a psychosis-predicting AI that can analyze a person's speech for patterns indicative of future mental health issues.
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Bitcoin Basics: What You Should Know

Bitcoin Basics: What You Should Know | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The purpose of this page is to aggregate information on Bitcoin basics. I’ve been asked many questions recently about the crypto space: How do you use Bitcoin? How do I buy Bitcoin? WTF is this
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La pyramide algorithmique - Sens Public

La pyramide algorithmique - Sens Public | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Résumé : Le medium algorithmique est une infrastructure de communication qui augmente les pouvoirs des médias antérieurs en y ajoutant la mécanisation des opérations symboliques. Son émergence au (...)
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Top 5 Trends to Watch in 2018

Top 5 Trends to Watch in 2018 | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE — It’s not even a month into 2018 and already so much has changed. The cryptocurrency bitcoin, which shocked everyone by surpassing $17K, further
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Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence

The 2017 Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy Report offers companies a starting point for developing an AI strategy.
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Blockchain.info Wallet Opens Bitcoin Buy, Sell Features for Many US Customers

Blockchain.info Wallet Opens Bitcoin Buy, Sell Features for Many US Customers | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
UK-based Blockchain.info wallet announces US customer support for BTC buy and sell services, soon to add Ether and Bitcoin Cash. | News | Cointelegraph
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How Humans and AI Are Working Together in 1,500 Companies

How Humans and AI Are Working Together in 1,500 Companies | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Examples of how they’re enhancing each other’s strengths.
Pierre Levy's insight:

" Firms achieve the most significant performance improvements when humans and machines work together."

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Reassessing Expectations for Blockchain and Development

Reassessing Expectations for Blockchain and Development | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
This brief essay explores a key but often overlooked hurdle to using blockchain solutions, which is the complexity that decentralized solutions necessarily introduce. At times, the benefits of such solutions appear to exceed the added cost of complexity but often they do not. With this tradeoff in mind, the paper considers two use cases, digital ID and health supply chain management.
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Understandable excitement leads to unrealistic expectations

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Trading Opens On Crypto Exchange Giant Huobi In South Korea

Trading Opens On Crypto Exchange Giant Huobi In South Korea | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Subsidiary of Huobi crypto exchange, currently second worldwide by trade volume, has launched in South Korea.

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JPMorgan Considers Making Blockchain Platform Quorum An Independent Entity

JPMorgan Considers Making Blockchain Platform Quorum An Independent Entity | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Sources say that JPMorgan is mulling over making its Blockchain and smart contracts platform, Quorum, into its own company
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Innovation Marketplaces, Explained

Innovation Marketplaces, Explained | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
A marketplace that uses the latest technology may boost e-commerce. | Explained | Cointelegraph
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[1801.05667] Innateness, AlphaZero, and Artificial Intelligence

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An excellent paper by @GaryMarcus "Innateness, #AlphaZero, and #ArtificialIntelligence" Looks like a perfect argument for the use of #IEML in #AI. Just replace innate knowledge of #GO by innate knowledge of #LANGUAGE

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AI is exploding into healthcare -- here's how it's being used

AI is exploding into healthcare -- here's how it's being used | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The number of companies using artificial intelligence in healthcare has increased from less than 20 in 2012 to 100 last year, according to GlobalData.
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How Amazon Rebuilt Itself Around Artificial Intelligence

How Amazon Rebuilt Itself Around Artificial Intelligence | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The Alexa voice platform and other deep learning projects have made Amazon an AI leader.
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Why blockchain is dominating discussions in Davos

Why blockchain is dominating discussions in Davos | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
“Blockchain” appears more in the Davos program than the words “Europe” or “the United States”
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Samsung Enters Crypto Mining Market, “Mass Producing” ASIC Chips For China

Samsung Enters Crypto Mining Market, “Mass Producing” ASIC Chips For China | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Samsung announced a deal on Monday to produce ASIC chips with Taiwanese foundry TSMC, Bitmain’s supplier of mining hardware. | News | Cointelegraph
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Google and Facebook expand AI investment in France following Macron’s courtship at Versailles

Google and Facebook expand AI investment in France following Macron’s courtship at Versailles | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
If you want to get a sense of how much France’s technology scene has come up in the world, just gaze at the remarkable gathering of business leaders at the Palace of Versailles this week.
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IBM CEO: Jobs of the future won't be blue or white collar, they'll be 'new collar'

IBM CEO: Jobs of the future won't be blue or white collar, they'll be 'new collar' | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Fears that artificial intelligence will steal jobs are largely unfounded, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says.
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Twitter Reacts to 'Black Tuesday'

Twitter Reacts to 'Black Tuesday' | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrency markets took a hammering on Tuesday, amid calls of #hodl on social media. | News | Cointelegraph
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