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To use models or not to use models?

You might wonder whether models are useful or not? So, the main question here is

“Do models help or hinder our thinking and problem solving?”

Let’s take a look at some examples to see whether models help OR hinder or thinking!

 

London Underground map

I would say that this model helps our thinking.

  • Each Tube lines are colour coded in different colours so, it is very easy to identify each lines.
  • This map is simplified from curve or wavy lines of the real railway to straight lines so, the map looks organised.
  • The map contains lots of information and words but it is arranged nicely.
  • Important symbols about stations which are appropriate for people using wheel chairs or some stations that offer trains between cities are included on the map which is really useful.

Personally, I had use this tube map during my London trip in 2019 and I found that it is easy to use and it didn’t take long for me to figure out what is it all about. Also, it is quite memorable! I used District line and Piccadilly line very often and after a few days, I did remember some of the station names in those lines!

 

Bangkok Underground Map

I think this model hinder our thinking.

  • This map doesn’t include much information. For example, there are no stations names except for the destination of each lines which doesn’t make sense because people won’t be able to use this map to go somewhere they want.
  • Each lines are colour coded with different colours but unfortunately, that doesn’t help because it does look quite complicated. It is not something that you look at it and you have an idea what it means.

 

The Iceberg Model

I have used this model and it actually helps me to think in a logical way.

  • The model looks simple. The iceberg picture already represent the meaning or the purpose of the model.
  • There are only short sentences or phrases but it covers information needed.
  • It makes us think in more depth about a topic which is useful because we might come up with a better answer!
  • It makes us think in steps which guide us to expand our ideas and thoughts.

 

CONCLUSION!

In my opinion, models do help our thinking. Models represent information in a way that we can visualize them. Models simplified some complex information into a simple diagrams that we can remember much more easily. Use of graphics or colours also help. Models can help communicate our ideas or to understand processes needed to complete tasks.

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ITGS Online (weekly)

  • “TOKYO/GUANGZHOU — From shopping to banking to boarding airplanes, an economy based on facial recognition is taking root in Japan, enabling consumers to live a cashless, bag-free life. “

    Tags: ITGS, peopleandmachines, businessandemployment, software

  • “North America, Central America, and Caribbean
    In the U.S., a 2016 study showed that already half of American adults were captured in some kind of facial recognition network. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its “Biometric Exit” plan, which aims to use facial recognition technology on nearly all air travel passengers by 2023, to identify compliance with visa status.”

    Tags: ITGS, privacy, reliability, globalisation, authenticity

  • “Some Facebook users who recently watched a Daily Mail video depicting Black men reported seeing a label from Facebook asking if they were interested in watching more videos about “primates.”

    The label appeared in bold text under the video, stating “Keep seeing videos about Primates?” next to “Yes” and “Dismiss” buttons that users could click to answer the prompt. It’s part of an AI-powered Facebook process that attempts to gather information on users’ personal interests in order to deliver relevant content into their News Feed”

    Tags: ITGS, bias, algorithm, black, facebook, social media

  • Tags: ITGS, facialrecognition, privacy, australia

    • Users will have 15 minutes, when the app pings them, to prove they are at their homes by showing the app their faces and giving it access to geo-location data.

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      Should they fail to do so, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person.

    • “Location and biometric data is extremely valuable. Any government initiative that wishes to collect these types of personal information should have robust safeguards in place before it is rolled out, to ensure that information is not later used or disclosed for other purposes,”
    • According to its privacy statement, Home Quarantine SA will encrypt data “immediately upon submission” before sending it to an Australian server “under control of the Government of South Australia”.
  • Tags: ITGS, facialrecognition, privacy, Japan

    • Four Japanese firms will jointly develop a payment system using facial recognition technology that will allow customers to make deposits and withdrawals at banks and shop at stores without presenting anything if they register their facial images in advance.

    • While the registration of facial images would require the consent of customers, many people may hesitate to provide their image data due to privacy concerns. How to ensure the security of the planned system will be key to its widespread use.

      The four companies plan to develop a system under which facial image data will be stored on a server that cannot be accessed from the outside. Resona will manage the system.

  • Tags: ITGS, facialrecognition, security, Thailand

    • Thailand’s Transport Ministry wants to roll out its biometric-enabled smart airport initiative across five top airports to improve passenger experience, reduce waiting times, and boost airport security
    • “Currently, travelers may be required to show their ID cards or passports up to three times in one trip through an airport,”
    • “They can have their faces scanned just once at check-in counters and then board a plane without the need to show their ID cards, passports or boarding passes.”
  • “Remote surveillance software like Sneek, also known as “tattleware” or “bossware”, represented something of a niche market pre-Covid. But that all changed in March 2020, as employers scrambled to pull together work-from-home policies out of thin air. In April last year, Google queries for “remote monitoring” were up 212% year-on-year; by April this year, they’d continued to surge by another 243%.”

    Tags: ITGS, tattleware, bossware, surveillance, business and employment, privacy and anonymity

  • “Drowning in literature? Scientists often must manage research, teaching, and acquiring funding, and more. It can be hard to find time to read new papers in the field. It can also help non-specialists who are reading complicated papers and struggling to find the gist. Using this tool, you can enter a paper’s abstract. The site will then generate a short summary.

    “The free tool, which creates what the team calls TLDRs (the common Internet acronym for ‘Too long, didn’t read’), was activated this week for search results at Semantic Scholar, a search engine created by the non-profit Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) in Seattle, Washington.”

    Tags: ITGS, ai, machine learning, abstract, summary, reliability, research, papers

  • “Thailand continues to embrace advanced technology, announcing that five smaller upcountry airports will pilot a facial recognition system to reduce lines, speed immigration procedures, and increase safety. Should the pilot project prove successful, it would be scaled up nationwide.

    “Currently, travelers may be required to show their ID cards or passports up to three times in one trip through an airport,” said Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam.

    Officials expect the new system will eliminate the need for immigration police officers to inspect passports. As the number of tourists and business travelers has been steadily increasing over the years, immigration lines at Thailand’s major airports have grown longer, causing inconvenience to visitors and inspiring some complaints.

    The new system will also benefit Thais, as they must also present national identification cards at airports under the current system.

    Under the new system, travelers “can have their faces scanned just once at check-in counters and then board a plane without the need to show their ID cards, passports or boarding passes,” Thaworn said.

    The five airports that will participate in the pilot project are Krabi and Surat Thani airports in the South, and Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, and Khon Kaen airports in the Northeast.

    Not all aspects of the system have been ironed out. A panel is being formed to study the new identification system with representatives from the Department of Airports, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Royal Thai Police. They plan to work out synchronize their databases, which store information on Thai and foreign travelers.”

    Tags: ITGS, thailand, facial, recognition

  • ““There has been a high degree of improvisation in the rollout of Chivo and a great deal of opacity,” says Ricardo Castaneda, a local economist. “The app asks for access to your microphone and your contacts, which are not needed for a wallet. Bitcoin might be a distraction but given the decision to push ahead with the plan despite popular opposition and the advice of experts, it could also be an important pillar of Bukele’s political project.””

    Tags: ITGS, bitcoin, politics and government, cryptocurrency, people and machines

  • “Digital Identity (ID) is one of the main results focused under the main Digital Drukyul Flagship Program of Nu 2.557 bn as the fund also covers results such as Institutionalizing e-Patient Information System, creating Digital Schools, Integrating e-business services (business licensing and Single window for trade), Land records, tax information etc.

    Citing some examples of what benefits people can expect with the completion of the Digital ID Lobzang Jamtsho, Chief ICT Officer, Application Development Division, Department of Technology and Telecom (DITT) under Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) said stated, “Currently the online processes are hybrid in nature, where although we communicate or negotiate online, people still need to be physically present to sign a contract or make online transactions.”

    He said that with the use of Digital ID, one can have bank transactions or even sign up contracts remotely to state a few components that the program encapsulates.

    The paper found that the biggest advantage of the Digital ID of the person is that all the information of the person will be stored and based around the Digital ID of the person. This could be health records, land records, tax records, revenue and bank records, business records, education records, census records etc.

    The person can use his digital ID to access all this information and also use his ID to complete online procedures to avail services.

    To protect the privacy of the person access to the information will be compartmentalized and restricted so some tax officials for example cannot access the health records of a person.

    A key component of digital ID is collecting the biometric details of people like eyes and all finger prints for verification and security.”

    Tags: ITGS, bhutan, data, collection, digital, ID

  • “A preliminary study finds that facial recognition algorithms struggle to identify people wearing masks. The study tested 89 commercial facial recognition algorithms, and the best had error rates between 5% and 50% in matching unmasked photos with photos of the same person wearing a digitally-applied mask. Masks both lowered the algorithms’ accuracy rates and raised the number of failures to process. The more of the nose is covered by the mask the lower the algorithm’s accuracy; however, error rates were generally lower with round masks; and the algorithms generally performed worse with black masks than with surgical blue ones. False positive remained stable or declined a small amount.”

    Tags: ITGS, facialrecognition, covid, masks

  • “Two prominent hospitals were the victims of data breaching hackers in the last few days with each hospital having over 40,000 patients’ personal information at risk. On Monday, Phetchabun Hospital had the personal data of 46,000 of their patients compromised while Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital had the data from 40,000 patients stolen in parallel attacks.”

    Tags: ITGS, data, thailand, security, information, identity theft

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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ITGS Online (weekly)

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thanks for reading my post I hope you will enjoy 🙂

     Introduction

In this post we are goning to disscuse about ITGS and why I chose it.There will be about Top Ten IT systems issues facing the world and some interesting links to read it in more details.

     Why did you choose ITGS?

To answer to this question I shuld let you know what is actualy ITGS.The name is coming from Infotmation Technolagy for Global Society and that means the all impact of technolagy sorrounding us is ITGS.

Why I actualy choose it becouse nowdays the technolgy is growing up so fast that I think in 10-20 years there will be no human that don’t use it everyday and so it is VERY IMPORTANT to understand the impact of it and use it effectively. We shuld not let technolagy use us.

 

 

 

    What scares you about ITGS?

What scares me I think is the huge amount aspects that you can know about ITGS.The hole world is going to technology and you shuld know as much about it as possible.

   What intrigues you about ITGS?

In this short time I was able to acctualy love this subject(and teacher :D) and what intrugues me is that we will do so much things and learn so much about ITGS.

   IT System

IT system is a system that accepts unstructured data as input, processes and stores it, and then outputs information that people can comprehend.

    Most importat IT systems issues facing the world

Social Media DISINFORMATION the biiigest issues that facing our world nowdays I think becouse now starting from childhood and ending with adults all use social media that can help to get information really fast but there is a bed side of it:disinformation.

For example the Covid-19 just started to spread and in social media started to pop-up some sort of “cures” to covid-19 like eating boilled garlic then started to pop up tome deangerous ones like drinking chlorine dioxide and industrial bleach.So thats why before reading the information check it’s rightness.

I hope this information was helpfull for you thank you very much :))

Here are some interesting links and recurces for the post

The Top 10 Tech Issues

Fake news stories

How to spot and combat fake news

More about ITGS

thats it thank you veryy very much :))

 

ITGS ? Why I chose ITGS ?

thanks for reading my post I hope you will enjoy 🙂

     Introduction

In this post we are goning to disscuse about ITGS and why I chose it.There will be about Top Ten IT systems issues facing the world and some interesting links to read it in more details.

     Why did you choose ITGS?

To answer to this question I shuld let you know what is actualy ITGS.The name is coming from Infotmation Technolagy for Global Society and that means the all impact of technolagy sorrounding us is ITGS.

Why I actualy choose it becouse nowdays the technolgy is growing up so fast that I think in 10-20 years there will be no human that don’t use it everyday and so it is VERY IMPORTANT to understand the impact of it and use it effectively. We shuld not let technolagy use us.

 

 

 

    What scares you about ITGS?

What scares me I think is the huge amount aspects that you can know about ITGS.The hole world is going to technology and you shuld know as much about it as possible.

   What intrigues you about ITGS?

In this short time I was able to acctualy love this subject(and teacher :D) and what intrugues me is that we will do so much things and learn so much about ITGS.

   IT System

IT system is a system that accepts unstructured data as input, processes and stores it, and then outputs information that people can comprehend.

    Most importat IT systems issues facing the world

Social Media DISINFORMATION the biiigest issues that facing our world nowdays I think becouse now starting from childhood and ending with adults all use social media that can help to get information really fast but there is a bed side of it:disinformation.

For example the Covid-19 just started to spread and in social media started to pop-up some sort of “cures” to covid-19 like eating boilled garlic then started to pop up tome deangerous ones like drinking chlorine dioxide and industrial bleach.So thats why before reading the information check it’s rightness.

I hope this information was helpfull for you thank you very much :))

Here are some interesting links and recurces for the post

The Top 10 Tech Issues

Fake news stories

How to spot and combat fake news

More about ITGS

thats it thank you veryy very much :))

 

Why did you choose ITGS – Aren

ITGS

 

Why did you choose ITGS?

I’ve chosen ITGS because I am interested in learning about how Computer works and I believe that it would support me later for when I go to University on Graphic Designs or Digital Art. I also think that in the future, ITGS will be important later on as computers will develop through time.

What scares you about ITGS?

I have little experience with ITGS and I am afraid to not be able to catch up with my classmates.

What intrigues you about ITGS

Coding, Scripting, How Computer and Data works.

Define the term IT System

IT system is the process of a Computer which convert numbers or Data into an information, So that Human can understand. Data is an Input and Information is an Output. Computers will need Storage to work.
Where things are processing are called CPU (Central Process Unit).

From the Top Ten IT systems issues facing the world – choose the one you believe is most important from below – and explain why with examples

New Security Threats is what I think is the most important. Security is what keep people’s information safe. It is important to have a solid security protection.
Examples : Attackers could breach critical systems and services.

 

Why ITGS?

Answering questions about ITGS and more!

Why did I choose ITGS?

I choose ITGS as one of my IB subjects because :

  • I think technology is one thing that will keep develop more and more in the future. Technology will unlikely to stop developing just to what we have today. So, I think it is useful to have knowledge about technology.
  • I have done ICT as one of by IGCSEs and received great result, so I want to continue study this subject.
  • I wish to study music at university, which doesn’t seems to relate to ITGS at all but there are subject like music technology that I can take as part of the course. So, studying ITGS now will give me opportunity to take interesting courses in the future.

 

What scares me about ITGS?

The only thing that scares me is there are probably going to be a lot of contents to study and memorise in the next two years.

 

What intrigues me about ITGS?

Although I’m not a person who know a lot about technology, but I’m interested in learning more about using technology as part of human life to make things easier and to reduce time spent on doing tasks.

 

Definition of the term IT system?

The term IT system means the system that take in “data” which is unorganised as input then process using “CPU”or Central Processing Unit and come out as “information” which is organised data that can be understand easily.

Most important IT systems issues facing the world?

I think AI and the economy is the most important IT systems issues we are facing today.

AI will effect jobs. Some jobs will not exist anymore or number of workers will reduce. AI can helps to speed up the work as they can work without taking a break. Quality of outcome can also increase because there will be less error when using machines with AI. Manufacturing jobs such as in factories will eventually replace by machines with AI.

For example, in Thailand, quite a large number of people is working in factories and they receive at least minimum wage. Their work is repetitive every single day. This type of works can be replace with AI which is good as people can do other works that are more interesting but at the same time they will lose jobs and it will effect their life!

But some jobs that require creative thinking is much less likely to get replace by AI. AI can do repetitive tasks but they can’t think and come up with something new and interesting! Human will still be the one who can do this task much better.

 

That’s it for now!

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