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Is Microsoft’s reality for AI really that different?
"This is an inherently challenging area – especially for a vendor with the history of Microsoft. It is welcome that such a powerful technology company is considering the potential pitfalls and possible solutions to these ethical questions. But it runs the risk of Microsoft being seen to be forcing its own West Coast morality and ethics on the rest of the world. In fact, the company is already experiencing the challenges of ethics itself with some employees wanting to stop providing AI services to the US military. This highlights how what’s right or wrong is very subjective and an area where any corporate should tread carefully."
blogs  ai  azure  ethics  google  government  ibm  industry  microsoft  ruur  society  xiaoice 
april 2019 by jonerp
How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village
"The Indian government, however, had been hoping for more: It had asked for WhatsApp to develop tools to help trace the origin of messages, ostensibly to help authorities hunt down the creators of the fake videos.

Carl Woog, a spokesperson for WhatsApp, provided the following statement to BuzzFeed News: “We believe that building ‘traceability’ into WhatsApp would undermine end-to-end encryption and the private nature of WhatsApp creating the potential for serious misuse. As we go forward, WhatsApp remains committed to working with others in society on the challenge of misinformation though we will not weaken the privacy protections we provide.”
"The  Indian  government  however  had  been  hoping  for  more:  It  asked  WhatsApp  to  develop  tools  help  trace  the  origin  of  messages  ostensibly  authorities  hunt  down  creators  fake  videos.  Carl  Woog  a  spokesperson  provided  following  statement  BuzzFeed  News:  “We  believe  that  building  ‘traceability’  into  would  undermine  end-to-end  encryption  and  private  nature  creating  potential  serious  misuse.  As  we  go  forward  remains  committed  working  with  others  in  society  on  challenge  misinformation  though  will  not  weaken  privacy  protections  provide.” 
september 2018 by jonerp
Tech Goes to Washington - by @benthompson #facebook #google
"Still, Kennedy’s two lines of questions combined revealed the tech companies’ testimony for the paradox it was: on the one hand, their sheer scale means it is impossible to fully stamp out activities like Russian meddling; on the other, that same scale means they all have the most intimate information on nearly everyone."
articles  aggregation  theory  distribution  and  transaction  costs  facebook  google  owning  customer  relationship  politics  privacy  search  social  technology  society  twitter 
november 2017 by jonerp
The Elements of Disruption - by @barnes_hank
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Technology – While not the sole element, technology innovations often play a significant role
Business – Shifts in business models and practices that change the rules of buying and selling
Industry – Identifying changing industry dynamics, or regulations (or sometimes ignoring them)
Society – Leveraging societal trends that provide new ways to build awareness, interest, and “tribes”"
go-to-market  business  disruption  elements  industry  society  technology 
october 2017 by jonerp
Parity Check: The Software Budget’s Appetite Kept in Check by the Bottom Line
"Don’t be fooled by reports of huge spending increases on as-a-service software. Five years after Marc Andreessen famously declared that software is eating the world, the reality paints a more nuanced picture."
analysis  research  top  stories  application  development  apptio  gartner  parity  check  society  for  information  management  software  budget 
november 2016 by jonerp

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