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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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AI, CitizenMe and You: Introduction
AI, CitizenMe and You: Introduction 1280 720 StJohn Deakins

We are all now digital citizens: humans connected through a digital world. Our mission at CitizenMe is to empower all of us Citizens with the true value of our own…

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A Solid Welcome To Tim Berners Lee from All Of Us At CitizenMe
A Solid Welcome To Tim Berners Lee from All Of Us At CitizenMe 961 797 StJohn Deakins

This weekend Sir Tim Berners Lee posted One Small Step…, announcing the commercialisation of SOLID, a personal data store concept that he and a team at MIT Labs have been working…

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Data is Water 3: Water is pure (oil is processed)
Data is Water 3: Water is pure (oil is processed) 2141 1729 StJohn Deakins

People say that our data is “the new oil” but in reality crude oil is, well… crude. It’s not usable in it’s natural state so we refine it, ‘crack’ it and…

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Ripping It Up
Ripping It Up 991 622 StJohn Deakins

The Transcript from StJohn talking on the RipItUp – Start Again | Episode 1 yesterday.  A new monthly TV show from Disruptive.Live about Entrepreneurs who are reinventing marketplaces with technology. I love the…

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Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce)
Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce) 1065 1041 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 I posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post. The way that we frame our language about ‘humans and data’, our new digital…

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Data is the new Water I
Data is the new Water I: Water gives life (oil takes it)
Data is the new Water I: Water gives life (oil takes it) 1753 1240 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 we posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post, describing how the way we frame our language about ‘human data’ can have a…

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Blockchain? Never mind the Bollocks
Blockchain? Never mind the Bollocks 840 485 StJohn Deakins

The Sexpistols and punk rock transformed the music industry. So too Bitcoin, and its underlying blockchain technology, will change the way that the world works for decades to come, and…

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Data servers
Centralised silos, hack magnets and our personal freedom
Centralised silos, hack magnets and our personal freedom 800 531 StJohn Deakins

How much is an Indian citizen’s personal identity worth? Well, after the Indian identity system (Aadhaar) hack last week, it appears to be around £6 ($8) per citizen. The Aadhaar…

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