A prediction for blockchain transformation in higher education [Mathews]

A prediction for blockchain transformation in higher education  — from blockchain.capitalmarketsciooutlook.com by Michael Mathews Excerpt: Ironically, blockchain entered the scene in a very neutral way, […]

Why AI is a threat to democracy — and what we can do to stop it [Webb & Hao]

Why AI is a threat to democracy — and what we can do to stop it — from technologyreview.com by Karen Hao and Amy Webb […]

A landmark ruling gives new power to sue tech giants for privacy harms [Schwab]

A landmark ruling gives new power to sue tech giants for privacy harms — from fastcompany.com by Katharine Schwab Excerpt: A unanimous ruling by the […]

Amazon is pushing facial technology that a study says could be biased [Singer]

Amazon is pushing facial technology that a study says could be biased — from nytimes.com by Natasha Singer In new tests, Amazon’s system had more […]

Two articles regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the K-12 classroom

Online curricula helps teachers tackle AI in the classroom — from educationdive.com by Lauren Barack Dive Brief: Schools may already use some form of artificial […]

Amazon has 10,000 employees dedicated to Alexa — here are some of the areas they’re working on [Hartmans]

Amazon has 10,000 employees dedicated to Alexa — here are some of the areas they’re working on — from businessinsider.com by Avery Hartmans Summary (emphasis DSC): […]

DC: Voice continues to pick up steam — “Smart speakers hit critical mass in 2018 [Perez]

Smart speakers hit critical mass in 2018 — from techcrunch.com by Sarah Perez Excerpt (emphasis DSC): We already know Alexa had a good Christmas — […]

“5 influencers predict AI’s impact on business in 2019” [Crandell ] + 4 other AI-related items

5 influencers predict AI’s impact on business in 2019 — from martechadvisor.com by Christine Crandell Excerpt: With Artificial Intelligence (AI) already proving its worth to […]

The promises/possibilities — and yet the pitfalls/issues — regarding various XR-related technologies

On one hand XR-related technologies show some promise and possibilities…   The AR Cloud will infuse meaning into every object in the real world — […]

How long before voice drives most appliances, thermostats, etc? [Christian]

From DSC: How long before voice drives most appliances, thermostats, etc? Hisense is bringing Android and AI smarts to its 2019 TV range — from […]

Hey bot, what’s next in line in chatbot technology? [Bellary] | “Are bots the new apps?”

Hey bot, what’s next in line in chatbot technology? — from blog.engati.com by Imtiaz Bellary Excerpts: Scenario 1: Are bots the new apps? Scenario 2: […]

Reflections on “Google Glass wasn’t a failure. It raised crucial concerns.” [Eveleth]

Google Glass wasn’t a failure. It raised crucial concerns. — from wired.com by Rose Eveleth Excerpts: So when Google ultimately retired Glass, it was in reaction to an […]

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