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“Follow The Bloody Algorithm!”
“Follow The Bloody Algorithm!” 150 150 StJohn Deakins

For the first time ever I missed my train last Sunday night. I was traveling up to this weeks Advances In Data Science event in Manchester to talk about algorithms…

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How does Citizenme empower you? By keeping it simple.
How does Citizenme empower you? By keeping it simple. 640 480 StJohn Deakins

Firstly, a big thank you to those of you who’ve come along to a focus group session recently!  We’re getting ready to release the next stage of the platform and all of…

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Becoming Aware
Becoming Aware 640 353 StJohn Deakins

Last week I was asked why we should be wary about sharing our data (the article appears in today’s CityAM). This jarred with me, not because personal data is scary but because…

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Citizenme : What’s New in August?
Citizenme : What’s New in August? 640 353 StJohn Deakins

It’s been awesome to hear such positive feedback now that the citizenme app is on the Apple and Android stores. There are already a few thousand of us citizens and if you’ve…

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Three simple insights, one huge impact.
Three simple insights, one huge impact. 640 353 StJohn Deakins

At citizenme, our purpose is to make the Internet work for the people who use it. To put us in control of our own personal data and, importantly, to get…

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Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty
Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

Cross-post from the HuffingtonPost, 20th April 2016 “Give me liberty or give me death” was the rallying cry of the US revolution. Penned by Thomas Paine at the dawn of the Industrial…

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be yourself unlock power of data
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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