MED 9.17.18



LIVE: Code Commerce Sept. 17 and 18 [ReCode]

TREND: Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF
“By 2025 more than half of all current workplace tasks will be performed by machines as opposed to 29 percent today,”  Simultaneously, rapid changes in machines and algorithms, or computer processes that are designed to solve problems, “could create 133 million new roles in place of 75 million that will be displaced between now and 2022,” the group forecast.

TOOL: Funding Choices – Google’s new tool for GDPR compliance and content monetization  [fundingchoices]
Currently in beta, is an easy-to-use messaging tool that can help you comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and recover lost revenue from ad blocking users.

AI We hold people with power to account. Why not algorithms?   Hannah Fry [GUARDIAN]
All around us, algorithms provide a kind of convenient source of authority: an easy way to delegate responsibility, a short cut we take without thinking. Who is really going to click through to the second page of Google results every time and think critically about the information that has been served up? Or go to every airline to check if a comparison site is listing the cheapest deals? Or get out a ruler and a road map to confirm that their GPS is offering the shortest route?

LEXICON: Gell-Mann amnesia effect [Wikipedia]
Gell-Mann amnesia effect labels a commonly observed problem in modern media,[2] where one will believe everything they read from a news source even after they come across an article about something they know well that is completely incorrect. 

ART:  Jon Rafman  The Mental Traveller [fondazionefotografia]
The Mental Traveller, the first large-scale exhibition of works by Jon Rafman to be shown in an Italian contemporary art institution. September 14, 2018–February 24, 2019  Palazzina dei Giardini  Corso Cavour 2  Modena Italy

TECH: Building bicycles for our minds  [John Borthwick]
After a ten year run, the technology platforms of today are atrophying, cracks are showing, and a new era of technology is starting to emerge. I want to discuss a framework for thinking about what’s next. But first, a bit on those cracks, each of which could be an individual post. Here is a short summary: