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Ian Bogost 12h
Replying to @ibogost
The big difference between the writing scholars do and the writing writers and journalists do is this: Scholars write to buff their expertise among fellow experts. Writers write to help people. If you think that’s “dumbing down,” maybe you’re not so smart after all.
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hal 22h
Replying to @niallfirth
? What’s wrong with it?
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Lydia Nicholas Oct 19
Hey nudge unit? Go fuck yourself. Maybe your records show I was there at 2am dizzy, still bleeding, on the insistence of NHS 111? Guilting me is bad enough, but this could convince people to stay home hoping that shooting pain down their left arm will clear itself up.
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hal Oct 19
The only one I know about is Truata, which is being used to ensure gdpr compliance
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hal Oct 19
Meeeee? Never
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hal Oct 19
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hal Oct 19
Excellent! Wondering if there are any public bodies which handle the data they hold in a de facto trust manner, maybe tfl
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hal Oct 19
Do we know of any data trusts in operation?
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Alex Selby-Boothroyd Oct 19
Looks even better in print
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Phil Kenny Oct 19
An extremely proud day. Today print edition redesign lands on the newsstands this morning. Extra proud that it’s a purely in-house achievement, thanks to an army of ridiculously talented colleagues. Too many to mention, but...
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hal Oct 19
New Graphic Detail page looks fantastic. Congrats ⁦⁩ and co
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hal Oct 19
Incredibly beautiful morning, my first in London in over a month
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SwiftOnSecurity Oct 18
Replying to @SwiftOnSecurity
Looking back now, it’s extremely egregious how Bloomberg had to manufacture all visuals of these Chinese super-chips. Without these beautiful stark graphics they plastered everywhere, would the story have had anywhere near the power it seemed to command?
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hal Oct 17
How does this analysis stack up against vision of making ML easy for any one to learn?
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hal Oct 16
this is a good and important piece from Ryan
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Francis Irving Oct 15
Lovely! The Economist have started publishing data they use in reporting as Jupyter notebooks on Github
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hal Oct 15
yes, and I am having trouble imagining the machine which would warrant a veil for the humans behind it. perhaps a president bot! but you're exactly right that corps and robots can't really be compared because corps are groups of humans bound by other rules
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hal Oct 15
and yes, my piece
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hal Oct 15
I guess the response to this (and question below) is that there are reasons society allows legal personhood for corporations (incentivise risk taking), and you *might* imagine the same kind of thing for machine legal personhood
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Rebecca Nagle Oct 15
Pro tip: when it comes to understanding and learning about identity, listen to Native ppl b4 White ppl. According to White ppl DNA test results prove everything. According to Natives, they prove nothing. More from
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