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The Algorithm: Idiom of Modern Science

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Pierre Levy's comment, October 19, 2012 5:40 PM
Excellent choix, Yolande!
Klaus Meschede's comment, December 27, 2012 3:43 PM
uff, not for beginners :-)
Pierre Levy's comment, December 27, 2012 3:47 PM
Maybe but you can actually learn by reading it!
The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
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...
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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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The Next Frontier in Blockchain Technology: Scaling and Commercial Optimization

The Next Frontier in Blockchain Technology: Scaling and Commercial Optimization | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
the Achilles’ heel of Blockchains, scalability, is back with a vengeance
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Lightning Network, Explained

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Overload transactions, slow Blockchains, and stuff. Lightning Network is the answer?
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How Blockchain Is Creating a New Future for Digital Marketing

How Blockchain Is Creating a New Future for Digital Marketing | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
So, instead of an intermediary selling your data to advertisers, you’re selling it to them directly -- yourself.
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Is Hashgraph technology just hype, or can it dethrone blockchain?

Is Hashgraph technology just hype, or can it dethrone blockchain? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Watch out, blockchain: there's a new kid in town called Hashgraph. Could it unseat the technology and electronic ledger behind Bitcoin?
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An Introduction to IPFS – ConsenSys – Medium

An Introduction to IPFS – ConsenSys – Medium | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
“When you have IPFS, you can start looking at everything else in one specific way and you realize that you can replace it all” — Juan Benet This section will attempt to provide a high level insight…
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The Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS) is a P2P hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, more open! 

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Decentraland a virtual world on open standards

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Decentraland is a virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Users can create, experience, and monetize content and applications.

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Buterin Gives ‘Modest Proposal’ For Ethereum Future, Sharding Named Scaling Solution

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Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin issues his ‘Modest Proposal’ for the future of scaling the network.
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Blockchain Just Became Obsolete. The Future is Hashgraph

Blockchain Just Became Obsolete. The Future is Hashgraph | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Hashgraph is 50k times faster, safer, much more inexpensive, and achieves consensu
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Why Everyone Is Hating on IBM Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It

Why Everyone Is Hating on IBM Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
You’ve probably seen the Watson commercials, where what looks like a sentient box interacts with celebrities like Bob Dylan, Carrie Fisher, and Serena Williams; or doctors; or a young cancer survivor. Maybe you caught the IBM artificial intelligence technology’s appearance in H&R Block’s Super Bowl commercial starring Jon Hamm. “It is one of the most powerful tools our species has created. It helps doctors fight disease,” Hamm says. “It can predict global weather patterns. It improves education for children everywhere. And now we unleash it on your taxes.”
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Ocean: A blockchain protocol to power decentralised data marketplaces for artificial intelligence

Ocean: A blockchain protocol to power decentralised data marketplaces for artificial intelligence | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Ocean is a transformative protocol to create seamless decentralised data markets and incentivise a global data commons
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Chinese Version of Google Baidu Joins Hyperledger. Who’s Next?

Chinese Version of Google Baidu Joins Hyperledger. Who’s Next? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Hyperledger announced that Baidu has joined the project. All Chinese giant tech companies have entered the Blockchain playground now.
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Blockchain Might Lead the Next Social Media Revolution

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How Blockchain can heal social networks.
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The greatest risk with AI is not moving fast enough to deploy it: Microsoft | ZDNet

The greatest risk with AI is not moving fast enough to deploy it: Microsoft | ZDNet | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Heiner also noted that AI -- although he prefers the term "computational intelligence" -- is about "amplifying human ingenuity" in industries such as education, healthcare, and government, rather than making humans redundant.

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For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer

For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
"Everybody and their mother is out to create their own specialized voice-activated devices," IBM fellow and CTO for its Watson project Rob High told me during..
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The user experience of blockchain

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Blockchain will have a massive impact on banking, digital identity, smart contracts, digital voting, and decentralized notary. So what does this mean for designers?
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World capital of blockchain is now rising in the Middle East

World capital of blockchain is now rising in the Middle East | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Dubai is turning into a center for blockchain innovation. The brainchild of the movement is Crown Prince Shaikh Al Maktoum.
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The Future Of Distributed Consensus Is Not Blockchain. It's Hashgraph. | A Conversation with Lemon Baird

The Future Of Distributed Consensus Is Not Blockchain. It's Hashgraph. | A Conversation with Lemon Baird | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The future of distributed ledger technology is not blockchain, says Leemon Baird. He speaks with Demetri Kofinas about the hashgraph consensus algorithm.
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How Sharding-Based Blockchains Could Handle More Transactions Than Visa

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While Blockchain brings a paradigm shift to many businesses and applications, scalability still remains a problem.
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Can Hashgraph Dethrone Blockchain as the Future Backbone of Consensus Algorithms?

Can Hashgraph Dethrone Blockchain as the Future Backbone of Consensus Algorithms? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of talk about a new technology known as Hashgraph. So far, a lot of people have no idea what this is, let alone why it should matter in the first place. A
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Speculators Jump On New Gold Rush Called Ethereum Name Service

Speculators Jump On New Gold Rush Called Ethereum Name Service | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
ENS allows anyone to create a simple and memorable Ether address. Many speculators are jumping on board this new gold rush.
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Gates Foundation Launches Blockchain-based Mobile Payments Solution

Gates Foundation Launches Blockchain-based Mobile Payments Solution | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched Blockchain-powered open-source payments solutions to provide an interoperability layer between financial institutions
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New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning | Quanta Magazine

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning | Quanta Magazine | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.
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IMF Head Foresees the End of Banking and the Triumph of Cryptocurrency | Jeffrey A. Tucker

IMF Head Foresees the End of Banking and the Triumph of Cryptocurrency | Jeffrey A. Tucker | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In a remarkably frank talk at a Bank of England conference, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has speculated that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have as much of a future as the Internet itself. It could displace central banks, conventional banking, and challenge the monopoly of national monies. 
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