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Libra: the four forces driving Zuckerbucks
Libra: the four forces driving Zuckerbucks 1920 1280 StJohn Deakins

New global currencies are inevitable but is Facebook Libra the answer? It has been a busy news month for Facebook. Facebook Group (including Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram) is going through…

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Royal Society: Privacy Enhancing Technology
Royal Society: Privacy Enhancing Technology 2048 2048 StJohn Deakins

Our global digital society is rapidly changing. In the space of a decade, the concept of  “Privacy” has gone from being an essential human right, to being dismissed as an…

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Becoming digital Citizens: From survive to thrive
Becoming digital Citizens: From survive to thrive 1920 1281 StJohn Deakins

“Saving our planet” is now one of the most pressing global issues for humanity. As we progress out of the industrial era into a new era of digital knowledge, the…

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Goodbye AI, hello HIA Knowledge
Goodbye AI, hello HIA Knowledge 1250 837 StJohn Deakins

We’ve reached peak “AI”. Every tech startup with a line of code and a calculation is touting itself as the next potential Artificial Intelligence breakthrough. The reality is that 2…

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Is Facebook past its “Use By” Date?
Is Facebook past its “Use By” Date? 1080 720 StJohn Deakins

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerburg published a note detailing his new vision for the future of Facebook. Given their troubles in 2018, and the resulting steep decline in public trust, it’s not…

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AI, CitizenMe and You (long read version)
AI, CitizenMe and You (long read version) 1280 720 StJohn Deakins

In this combined piece of 7 blog posts, we explain what Artificial Intelligence does, why it’s so useful for us all, what we’re doing at CitizenMe – and what this…

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AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 7: Can it feel?
AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 7: Can it feel? 800 600 StJohn Deakins

AI can identify emotions, but it can’t comprehend or ‘feel’ them. Similar to a Sesame Street puppet (or a psychopath) AI may appear to relate to us but it has…

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AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 6: Can it reason?
AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 6: Can it reason? 3000 2000 StJohn Deakins

AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 6: Can it Reason? This is the big one. Machine Learning makes decisions based on patterns that it finds in large amounts of data.…

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AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 5: Can it See?
AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 5: Can it See? 150 150 StJohn Deakins

Can a computer identify what it sees in an image or in a video?  If so, then it’s using computer vision and image processing. Computer vision includes object tracking, face…

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AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 4: Can it move?
AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 4: Can it move? 150 150 StJohn Deakins

If a machine can move by itself without help, and moves based on what it can see, feel and hear around it (i.e. not on a pre-programmed route or a…

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AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 3: Can AI Read or Hear?
AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 3: Can AI Read or Hear? 1200 801 StJohn Deakins

The ability for a computer to understand what we say and write (i.e. our everyday language) is called Natural Language Processing (NLP). We have had computers that can identify letters…

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AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 2: What Exactly is AI?
AI, CitizenMe and You – Part 2: What Exactly is AI? 300 168 StJohn Deakins

AI, CitizenMe and You. Part 2: What Exactly Is AI (Artificial Intelligence?) So what Exactly is AI (Artificial Intelligence)? Firstly – AI is *not* this: Credit: Terminator (1984) And AI…

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