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Overcoming Bias : A Coming Hypocralypse?

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

Overcoming Bias : A Coming Hypocralypse? Many people have been working hard for a long time to develop tech that helps to read people’s feelings. They are working on ways to read facial expressions, gazes, word choices, tones of voice, sweat, skin conductance, gait, nervous habits, and many other body features and motions. Over the coming years, we should expect this tech to consistently get cheaper and better at reading more subtler feelings of more people in more kinds of contexts more reliably. Much of this tech will be involuntary. While your permission and assistance may help such tech […]

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Where are the key transformative tech trends of 2018?

September 4, 2018 Bilal 0

Where are the key transformative tech trends of 2018? It’s the beginning of September (and no, I don’t know how that happened either), and as the summer lull winds to a close and we prepare for a renewed frenzy of activity, it’s a good moment to take stock of the year so far. Last month, two different articles were published looking back over some of the key trends we’ve seen in 2018 with regard to emerging technology and digital transformation, and comparing them to what was predicted. One was a piece by Forbes contributor Daniel Newman of CMO Network, […]

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Who needs democracy when you have data?

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Who needs democracy when you have data? In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, selected to represent an entire population, responded to questions generated by a computer named Multivac. The machine took this data and calculated the results of an election that therefore never needed to happen. Asimov’s story was set in Bloomington, Indiana, but today an approximation of Multivac is being built in China. For any authoritarian regime, “there is a basic problem for the center of figuring out what’s going on at […]

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Our 5 Favorite Technology and Futurism Podcasts – Hacker Noon

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

Our 5 Favorite Technology and Futurism Podcasts – Hacker Noon If you enjoy FringeFM, you must be interested in futurism, technology and where we are all headed, you wouldn’t be here otherwise. The future is fascinating, especially as exponential technology accelerates. AI, genetics, space, robotics… the world is moving faster than anyone can comprehend, try as we might. At FringeFM we’re pretty passionate about this, and at looking how technological advancement can improve the lives of all of us. And while we think we put out a pretty good podcast, there are some other great shows we wanted to […]