Automated Vehicle Companies Try to Push Safety Standard Exclusion Through Congress

For years I have studied driverless vehicles and related artificial intelligence, both for my consulting work with the cities of Glendale and Burbank, and due to personal interest in the subject (I am writing a book about women and technology). It is my belief that vehicle companies and their various suppliers are attempting to fool …

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My Disbelief in Automated Cars Gets a High Profile Advocate

For quite some time I have been preaching that autonomous cars are a boy toy fantasy myth. A tech progress fantasy used to lure literally billions of dollars from tech faithful investors, money that they will never see returned. My principle premise: artificial intelligence (AI) is not even close to being ready to join automated …

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Apple Has Lost Its Innovation Polish

Riffing About Tim Cook and Apple’s New Old Mac Mini By Terry Bailey Nov 4, 2018 When former Pepsi CEO John Scully was running Apple in the Nineties, I gave an interview to MacWeek, and stood behind the company and its products, then in a serious innovation slump, because I had faith Apple would pull …

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The Irish Wall

Create political art from politics. The problem: as England pulls from the European Union they are faced with the possibility of having to re-erect the “Irish Wall.” Here from the Northern Irish playwright Clare Dwyer Hogg and the Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea in a lyrical, Financial Times opinion piece filmed along the border.

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When Students Are More Tech Savvy Than Their Teachers

Facebook Dialogue Terry Bailey: Oct. 20, 2018 – Subbed a college coding class last week. Students asked if I had a smart phone. I said, “Of course.” They said, “Most of our professors still have flip phones.” Note: Several people here clicked the like and the funny emojis, and others left the following comments, to …

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16th Century Needed a #MeToo Movement, Too

Pictured is Galileo. We learned in history class how he was banished for his heretical scientific discoveries. What we did not learn was that other men, and women, were executed for such beliefs. What we did not learn was that because he was a devout Catholic, with important Church ties, he only received house arrest, …

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Microsoft & ACLU argue facial-recognition tech could violate your rights

From Yahoo Finance News: On Thursday [July 26, 2018] the American Civil Liberties Union provided a good reason for us to think carefully about the evolution of facial-recognition technology. In a study, the group used Amazon’s (AMZN) Rekognition service to compare portraits of members of Congress to 25,000 arrest mugshots. The result: 28 members were …

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