From Stanford: “A Switzerland of sorts for systems that use human language to control computers, smartphones & internet devices in homes and offices.” [Markoff]

Stanford team aims at Alexa and Siri with a privacy-minded alternative — from nytimes.com by John Markoff Excerpt: Now computer scientists at Stanford University are […]

Blockchain and AI in learning and in education [de Waard]

Blockchain: The move from freedom to the rigid, dominant system in learning — from oeb.global by Inge de Waard In this post Inge de Waard […]

Is your college future-ready? [Ghurbhurun]

Is your college future-ready? — from jisc.ac.uk by Robin Ghurbhurun Excerpt: Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming science fact rather than science fiction. Alexa is […]

DC: Will be interesting to see how this impacts healthcare

5G and the tactile internet: what really is it? — from techradar.com by Catherine Ellis With 5G, we can go beyond audio and video, communicating […]

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019 Report

Excerpts:   From DSC: That last one reminded me of why I think the Living from the Living [Class] Room vision is so powerful…  

A troubling post from the Verge re: the future of facial recognition in society

Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous — from theverge.com by James Vincent; with thanks to Mr. Paul Czarapata, Ed.D. out […]

Going Beyond the Digital Diploma [Friedman] #blockchain #newmodels #emergingtechs

Going Beyond the Digital Diploma — from campustechnology.com by Sara Friedman Excerpts: “We see great opportunities with this platform to create a more streamlined approach […]

10 things we should all demand from Big Tech right now [Samuel]

10 things we should all demand from Big Tech right now — from vox.com by Sigal Samuel We need an algorithmic bill of rights. AI […]

State Attempts to Nix Public School’s Facial Recognition Plans [Houser]

State Attempts to Nix Public School’s Facial Recognition Plans — from futurism.com by Kristin Houser But it might not have the authority to actually stop […]

To what extent will AI be used to write code in the future? [Christian]

From DSC: I’m wondering to what extent artificial intelligence will be used to write code in the future…and/or to review/tweak/correct code…? Along these lines, see: […]

Reflections on “Has Technology Made State Regional Universities Obsolete?” [Rose]

Has Technology Made State Regional Universities Obsolete? — from campustechnology.com by Richard Rose While SRUs do some things well, the current model is not sustainable, […]

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition [Hautala]

San Francisco becomes first city to bar police from using facial recognition— from cnet.com by Laura Hautala It won’t be the last city to consider […]

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