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3 reasons why the “G.D..thingy” will help you be yourself
3 reasons why the “G.D..thingy” will help you be yourself 1024 565 Ryan Garner

Be yourself. It is the law! What we are excited about is the EU council has just passed the GDPR. “G…D… what!?” I hear you say. Think of it as…

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Free cookie for your personal health data. Would you?
Free cookie for your personal health data. Would you? 1024 565 Ryan Garner

Would you exchange your personal information for a free cookie? This is the experiment citizenme ran at the Big Bang Data exhibition in Somerset House. The exhibition explored the issues…

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Why the data economy needs to be centred around people not products
Why the data economy needs to be centred around people not products 1024 565 Ryan Garner

We are currently living through a major tectonic shift; from an old economy to a new economy. It’s on the scale of the transition from an agrarian based economy to…

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Google AI versus the Go grandmaster – who is the real winner?
Google AI versus the Go grandmaster – who is the real winner? 640 353 Neil Lawrence

My latest post on The Guardian: The achievement has been hailed as a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, but computers are much less efficient than us Today we were greeted by…

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Bowie, Liberty & Me.
Bowie, Liberty & Me. 500 276 StJohn Deakins

Yesterday was surreal. I woke to the news that someone I’d never met had died and I felt a profound sense of loss. I’ve never experienced ‘star grief’ before. Sure…

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OpenAI won’t benefit humanity without data-sharing
OpenAI won’t benefit humanity without data-sharing 1024 566 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian: Artificial intelligence experts welcome the launch of the Elon Musk-backed venture, but open algorithms are only the first step There is a common misconception…

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System Zero: What kind of AI have we created?
System Zero: What kind of AI have we created? 500 276 Neil Lawrence

Apparent rapid advances in artificial intelligence are plugging into deep-seated fears we have about the fate of humanity. These fears are not new, they go back as far Kubrick and…

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The information barons threaten our autonomy and our privacy
The information barons threaten our autonomy and our privacy 1024 565 Neil Lawrence

My latest post on The Guardian: As we share more of ourselves online we become easier to predict and control, how can we address this imbalance of power in the…

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Did Volkswagen unfairly ask their developers to play with fire?
Did Volkswagen unfairly ask their developers to play with fire? 1024 565 Hadi Tok

Fire. It is considered the greatest gift in human history. When I first started my Computer Science major one of the early prerequisites of the major was to take a…

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Value yourself. It’s more than just money.
Value yourself. It’s more than just money. 1024 565 Ryan Garner

citizenme was featured in the Financial Times yesterday. The article entitled “Sell your own personal data” examines platforms like citizenme that help digital citizens gain value from their personal data.…

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How Africa can benefit from the data revolution
How Africa can benefit from the data revolution 1024 565 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian on the data revolution in Africa: Locally-driven data projects across the continent can enable the infrastructure to bring about economic change The UN has…

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The data driven economy will help marketers exploit us
The data driven economy will help marketers exploit us 1024 565 Neil Lawrence

My latest post of The Guardian: The internet of things will improve marketers’ understanding of consumers, enabling them to better advertise products we don’t need The mathematical basis of rational…

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