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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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The impact of technology: Who we are becoming and why insights matter
The impact of technology: Who we are becoming and why insights matter 3237 1679 Katherine Le

In the real world, people interact with waves and hugs. We can look at each other, hold hands and take walks in parks. We listen and talk. We smell and…

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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 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 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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This is NOT a blog about GDPR…this is a blog about YOU.
This is NOT a blog about GDPR…this is a blog about YOU. 1920 1281 Alexia Keller

The 25th of May 2018 hailed the arrival of a new law in the EU that will impact pretty much everyone connected to the internet. It is called the General…

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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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