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The “Go To” Holiday Gift of 1948

December 16, 2020

Hope this finds you well and safe.  Given the season, I thought this might amusing. I’m tearing out walls in my house and there’s 70 year old newspaper in there. Here’s a Christmas ad from the Chicago Tribune Dec 6, 1948. Television was the exciting new big technology. Broadcast networks

Call for a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

September 1, 2020

Here’s the 4th and last article on technology’s challenges to society and our current way of life. https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2020/7/245697-call-for-a-wake-standard-for-artificial-intelligence/fulltext LinkedInTweetShareEmail

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy’s Public Sphere

August 25, 2020

The third viewpoint in this series talks about how an individual rights can dissipate as tech makes the surveillance state ubiquitous. Learn what a “Citizen Score” is in this article by Allison Stanger. https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2020/7/245696-consumers-vs-citizens-in-democracys-public-sphere/fulltext LinkedInTweetShareEmail

For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

August 20, 2020

This is the second of four articles about solutions to manage the potential recklessness of unleashed computer technology that society has no guard rails for. It discusses community engaged computing (that’s Internet of Things, facial recognition, big data profiling, etc.). https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2020/7/245695-for-impactful-community-engagement/fulltext LinkedInTweetShareEmail

A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

August 18, 2020

4 solutions that address issues of veracity, equity and economy so easily manipulated by technology.  I found this collection in one of the tech journal I regularly read.  They’re a fascinating read in this political season. First, “A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media”.  Look for