Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from… Continue reading Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from… Continue reading Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

Can Engineers Build Inclusive Smart Cities?

“In urban planning, there is a well-established notion of “wicked problems” — they aren’t unsolvable because of technical limits or a lack of data. They aren’t solvable because they are so big, and complex, and wracked with political conflicts that stakeholders can’t even agree what success looks like or how to measure it.” – Can Engineers Build… Continue reading Can Engineers Build Inclusive Smart Cities?

Our friends, the bots? — Data & Society: Points

“we have a fantastic moment of opportunity where we can design our systems thoughtfully and critically, with an eye not just to functionality, but to the kinds of relationships they establish with the humans who interact with them.” – Our friends, the bots? — Data & Society: Points

Our friends, the bots? — Data & Society: Points

“Here are a few questions to consider as you design your bots. They are by no means comprehensive, but point to the kind of thinking that is necessary in order to create nuanced systems that afford satisfying experiences.” – Our friends, the bots? — Data & Society: Points

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“Academics will learn that putting data online is not enough; the work should be carefully documented if allegations of impropriety are to be avoided. And the FT will sell a lot of copies of today’s paper, demonstrating that careful data analysis can be good for business.” – http://ift.tt/1t5Hcv0