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The Dark Side of Data

“Predictive programs are only as good as the data they are trained on, and that data has a complex history.” This is the conclusion drawn by Kate Crawford in her piece for the Times “Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem.” She

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It’s an Ad World

Facebook Expands Ad Archive to All Ads and Pages Last October, in the midst and fallout of understanding the full scope of Facebook’s role in the 2016 election, they launched a political ad archive. Their goal was to provide more

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The Man Who Classified Music

Meet the man classifying every genre of music on Spotify — all 1,387 of them Do you prefer ‘neurostep’ or ‘vapor house’? Spotify’s ‘data alchemist’ is using technology to help identify new musical trends. (Headline and photo from The Toronto

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Blockchains and Data Management: Worth the hype?

It seems like everyone is talking about blockchains these days, whether they’re promising lucrative futures in cryptocurrencies or claiming that blockchains will save the rainforest. But what are blockchains? And – more importantly for those of us taking Knowledge Organization

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Crowdsourcing Crime

With the popularization of true crime in the past few years, because of shows on Netflix, documentaries, and even true crime podcasts, public interest in crimes like homicide and cold cases has gradually risen. So too have people begun to

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by Hugh McLeod

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