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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

Do models help and hinder our thinking and problem-solving? If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it,” -Albert Einstein Basically the main use of models is to use them to elaborate on the problem which will then lead you to […]

The three ITGS models can be very useful but do they always help? There are three ITGS models to help you analyze a problem and find possible solutions to solve it. These three models are the Iceberg model, Shifting the Burden model, and the ITGS triangle. They are all used for different reasons and during […]

When I think of models, my mind immediately goes to IGCSE biology and geography: models of food chains and webs, models of human demographics, even models of atomic structures in chemistry. These models without a doubt, were essential to understanding concepts in the subjects. However, as I grew up and looked into these subjects at […]

  Models work to simplify data into a sizable, digestible format, making it more understandable to those who find it difficult to read scientific graphs. To some extent, they help aid out understanding of problems and of ideas, as making something more understandable obviously does, but having a simple, bland view of something can limit […]

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Twitter Bots: An Analysis of the Links Automated Accounts Share | Pew Research Center “The role of so-called social media “bots” – automated accounts capable of posting content or interacting with other users with no direct human involvement – has been the subject of much scrutiny and attention in recent years. “ Tags: ITGS, automated, […]

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Algorithm finds hidden connections between paintings at the Met | MIT CSAIL “What Hamilton and his colleagues found surprising was that this approach could also be applied to helping find problems with existing deep networks, related to the surge of “deepfakes” that have recently cropped up. They applied this data structure to find areas where […]

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An Algorithm Has Been Developed to Obstruct AI Facial Recognition, and It’s Free to Use | Fstoppers Tags: ITGS, facial recognition, peopleandmachines, control, politics and government Pen Test Partners: Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5″ floppy disks • The Register “”This database has to be updated every 28 days, so you can see […]

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Mexico’s New Copyright Law Puts Human Rights in Jeopardy | Electronic Frontier Foundation Tags: ITGS, government and politics, police, intellectualproperty, copyright A Survival Guide for Living in the Simulation | Issue 139 | Philosophy Now “This might be a bit disappointing for you. But if you think about it, what would be a satisfying answer […]

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Mathematicians Boycott Police Work “That can include statistical or machine learning algorithms that rely on police records detailing the time, location, and nature of past crimes in a bid to predict if, when, where, and who may commit future infractions. In theory, this should help authorities use resources more wisely and spend more time policing […]

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‘They don’t think it’s important’: Ellen Pao on why Facebook can’t beat hate | Media | The Guardian “In the beginning, we thought anonymity was part of the problem – that people being able to hide behind their screens without being identified were willing to say more extreme things than people who are named. But […]

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