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Author portret should have been here Author portret should have been here Edwin Wenink by Rits Joosten


Engrams

On function creep, privacy and encryption

Some technologies have the interesting property that they take on roles that were never intended or foreseen by their designers. Johannes Gutenberg introduced the printing press in Europe and used his technique to efficiently produce bibles, spread the word of God, and support the authority of the Catholic Church. Instead, the introduction of …

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Pick a random background on each boot (Linux)

How many 2-ary boolean functions can a perceptron model?

Hugo template snippets of new website features

Deepfakes and democracy: a case for technological mediation

Book review: Van der Heiden - The Truth (and Untruth) of Language


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Micros

Information Consumerism: The Price of Hypocrisy

📖 https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/ueberwachung/information-consumerism-the-price-of-hypocrisy-12292374.html

↬ “Policymakers who think that laws can stop this commodificaton of information are deluding themselves. Such commodification is not happening against the wishes of ordinary citizens but because this is what ordinary citizen-consumer want. Look no further than Google’s email and Amazon’s Kindle to see that no one is forced to use them: people do it willingly. Forget laws: it’s only through political activism and a robust intellectual critique of the very ideology of “information consumerism” that underpins such aspirations that we would be able to avert the inevitable disaster.”

The five principles key to any ethical framework for AI

📖 https://tech.newstatesman.com/policy/ai-ethics-framework

↬ Without an ethical framework, “better safe than sorry” becomes the only guiding rule, excessive caution overrides innovation, and we all lose out

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