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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
AI, CitizenMe and You 724 482 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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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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Can We Trust Brands With Our Mental Health?
Can We Trust Brands With Our Mental Health? 608 331 StJohn Deakins

Why this question? Mental health is finally starting to be talked about openly. The energy added by recent celebrity, and royal, sharing of their personal challenges, has helped many sufferers…

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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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