AI can be a tool of colonial rent extraction, or a tool of progress. It all depends on how we interpret data, as a resource to scour or as value to invest.
The mother of all data grabs is raising attention: a big international name is reporting on it, and an MP has filed an official interrogation.
You thought the Royal Free/Deep Mind affair was serious? Italy is giving away the health data of all its citizens to IBM Watson Health because reasons, *and* paying for it.
Why all this insistence on the word “coding”, which I have hardly met in 30 years and in its being fun?
Focusing on coding as if it were an end and not a means is the worst way to acquaint kids with computer science. Computer science is not the code, but the understanding of a problem that allows the writing of that code.
A Mayor seeking visibility. An IT with the authority and accountability of a pet gerbil. Microsoft vs. FLOSS. If you love disaster movies, bring popcorn.
I have a problem with Marketing owning Big Data in businesses.
CoderDojoTools is a set of checklists to create and run a CoderDojo with the “Richard MacDuff” Model, that defines the basic ethos of my dojos . It’s on Github, share and enjoy!
The future is already here, and we’re not.
There’s much confusion about robots soon overtaking us. The confusion stems from the wrong sense we give to “overtaking” when we speak of robots. This results in resisting robots where we should welcome them, and not reflecting on our new place in the world. Which is not
Dear ex-prospective employer: you deserve to be big-four’ed to your last pound.
What part of “do not cold call” you don’t get?
My guest post for ISACA (the Information Systems Audit and Control Association).
Yes, Big Data will change business all over again. And no, it may not be what you think.
You have an analytical mind. You are a problem solver, a solution hunter, a perfectionist. And your career’s worst enemy.
I started 2013 by dumping Foursquare. Did me no end of good. This year, I up the ante by dumping Klout. Here’s why.
Information overload is a myth. To be overloaded is a choice you once made and now are comfortable with.