Data, Data Everywhere, But Not A Bit You Own

Who owns data? How should data privacy be defined and protected? And what is the potential for regulation to support or impede the growth of digital data businesses? Those were among the tough questions panelists at the Techonomy Policy 2015 event in Washington last week grappled with during a session headlined “Privacy Collides with Data in a Transparent World.”

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Techonomy – Forbes. #BigData and data ownership.

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Hekademia | Blog Post

Automated learning pathways are currently a hot topic in discussions on education because those pathways have the potential to personalize learning and provide timely intervention for students.  With automated pathways, also known as adaptive learning, the instruction changes based on the students’ current levels of understanding. In some cases, adaptive learning is teacher-directed. In this case, teachers push new content to their students based on the learners’ previous performances. In other cases, the pathways are “system-generated” so the technology “automatically” adapts to meet the needs of individual students. The latter option is far more controversial because it elicits this question: Are algorithms replacing teachers?  What if the system “misunderstands” and doesn’t provide students with the proper support and intervention?

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By Nicki Darbyson. When we think about technology creating adaptive pathways for students, remember that each pathway was programmed by someone

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In the future, employees won’t exist | IEyeNews

Contract work is becoming the new normal. Consider Uber: The ride-sharing startup has 160,000 contractors, but just 2,000 employees. That’s an astonishing ratio of 80 to 1. And when it comes to a focus on contract labor, Uber isn’t alone. Handy, Eaze and Luxe are just a few of the latest entrants into the “1099 Economy.”

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By Tad Milbourn. The future of the Workforce.

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Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

Researchers have found nearly 80% of popular VPN providers leak information about the user because of a vulnerability known as IPv6 leakage

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By Warwick Ashford. Most virtual private network (VPN) services used by hundreds of thousands of people to protect their identity online are vulnerable to leaks, a study has revealed.

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How computers are learning to code

Genetic improvement involves writing an automated “programmer” who manipulates the source code of a piece of software to make it work more efficiently.

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By john R. Woodward, Justyna Petke and William Langdon. Computer scientists have a history of borrowing ideas from nature, such as evolution. When it comes to optimising computer programs, a very interesting evolutionary-based approach has emerged over the past five or six years that could bring incalculable benefits to industry and eventually consumers. We call it genetic improvement.

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The internet of things is an opportunity not a threat

Businesses need to explain how they will use data generated by the internet of things to avoid public fears over how that data is used

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By Kim Walker.  Businesses and government bodies responsible for public services want to analyse and make associations between different types of data to improve product reliability and to make social and economic decisions. The IoT can help with this.

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Robot neemt IT-werkzaamheden over in 2030

Ruim de helft van de Nederlandse it’ers verwacht dat 80 procent van de huidige werkzaamheden over vijftien jaar is overgenomen door zelflerende en zelfdenkende virtuele robots. Dit blijkt uit onderzoek van recruitmentorganisatie Hays onder vierhonderd it-professionals. Daarnaast vindt er een verschuiving van populaire banen plaats. De toekomst is weggelegd voor werknemers die big data analyseren en beveiligen. Ook stijgt de vraag naar cloudspecialisten.

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Door Suzanne Martens. Verschuiving van IT kennis is nodig.

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Bosch plant: how to put people at the heart of Industry 4.0

Bosch’s main manufacturing location for ABS/ESP brake control systems is its Blaichach plant in Immenstadt, in the very south of Germany. Today, the plant is also a showcase for Industry 4.0*. What makes this Bosch plant anIndustry 4.0 showpiece?

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By Rupert Hoellbacher. Industry 4.0: Putting focus on people.

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Where Are The Invisible Apps?

More than a year ago, Matthew Panzarino wrote an article on TechCrunch in which he described a new type of mobile app experience that he coined the Invisible App. He predicted that we would imminently see the rise of a huge number of apps that would live in the background, anticipating our needs based on sensor and contextual data, and do things for us before we even had to ask. What an exciting vision.

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By Eli Portnoy. Why aren’t the invisible apps here?

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