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Google’s secret cache of medical data includes names and full details of millions – whistleblower | Technology | The Guardian “A whistleblower who works in Project Nightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed […]

Hello! This we are going to talk about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), where I have attempted to design a MOOC that will be at least 50 % successful. I have created a document outlining my targeted audience, the content that will be available, the features of my MOOC (GEARNING), and the policies and standards […]

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The debate over Facebook’s political ads ignores 90% of its global users | Julia Carrie Wong | Technology | The Guardian “The paradox here is that Facebook is more accountable to US lawmakers and reporters than it is to any other country’s. It is incumbent on American politicians and the American press to keep this […]

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Racial bias in a medical algorithm favors white patients over sicker black patients | News India Times “A widely used algorithm that predicts which patients will benefit from extra medical care dramatically underestimates the health needs of the sickest black patients, amplifying long-standing racial disparities in medicine, researchers have found.” Tags: ITGS, bias, algorithm, programmer, […]

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Facebook-Style Algorithms Are Now Hunting for Dark Matter “”This is the first time such machine learning tools have been used in this context,” says Fluri, “and we found that the deep artificial neural network enables us to extract more information from the data than previous approaches. We believe that this usage of machine learning in […]

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One in three councils using algorithms to make welfare decisions | Society | The Guardian “One in three councils are using computer algorithms to help make decisions about benefit claims and other welfare issues, despite evidence emerging that some of the systems are unreliable.” Tags: ITGS, algorithm, welfare, people and machines, relibaility – By dr […]

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Mongolia is changing all its addresses to What3Words’ three-word phrases — Quartz “The system is designed to solve the an often-ignored problem of 75% of the earth’s population, an estimated 4 billion people, who have no address for mailing purposes, making it difficult to open a bank account, get a delivery, or be reached in […]

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Blockchain Could Make Digital Interactions Trustworthy Again — Here’s How to Understand It “Once it’s verified, the transaction’s information, plus both your digital signature and your friend’s digital signature, are stored in a block alongside many other transactions like it. Once the block is full, it gets a hash, which is a unique code that […]

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The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian “It is in the nature of AI that makers do not, and often cannot, predict what their creations do. We know how to make machines learn. But programmers do not understand completely the knowledge that intelligent computing […]

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Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator | Technology | The Guardian “A group of current and former contractors who worked for years at the social network’s Berlin-based moderation centres has reported witnessing colleagues become “addicted” to graphic content and hoarding ever more extreme examples for a personal collection. They also said others […]

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