Jean Lievens: Social Europe on Digital Revolution – Impact on Work and Inequality

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

What Impact Does The Digital Revolution Have On Work And Inequality?

The following is a transcript of a Social Europe podcast in which Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discusses the impact of the Digital Revolution on the nature of work and inequality with Michael A. Osborne, Associate Professor in Machine Learning and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the University of Oxford.

EXTRACT

In our study we highlighted three bottlenecks to computerisation, as we call them. They were exactly creativity, social intelligence and perception or manipulation.

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Jul 26

Yoda: China’s Military Strategy – Winning Informationized Local Wars

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

China’s New Military Strategy: “Winning Informationized Local Wars”

Jamestown  Foundation China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 13

EXTRACT

The phrase “winning informationized local wars” has appeared in the pages of the PLA’s newspaper, the Liberation Army Daily, only fifty times. But thirty eight, or 75 percent, of these references have occurred since mid-August 2014. The term first appeared on August 21, 2014 in an article announcing a new document published by the General Staff Department on improving the level of realistic training.

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Jul 7

Sepp Hasslberger: SpaceX Satellite Internet – Cheap and Uncensored?

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Between the local WiFi networks uniting neighbourhoods and whole cities being developed a bit all over the world, and a satellite based cheap broadband link into the internet, we just might end up with a net that is more resilient in the case of disasters and less open to surveillance, which today is quite ubiquitous…

Satellites To Provide Cheap Uncensored Internet To The World Ready For Launch

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Jun 10

Jack Davis: Modern Analytic Tradecraft

Jack Davis

Jack Davis

Commenting on Berto Jongman: Modernizing Analytical Training + Robert Steele & RECAP

Remember the Gorge Carver-Gorge Allen contrasting mindsets in predicting the outcome in Vietnam.  The optimistic Carver argued , “if, if, if, we’re going to win.  The pessimistic Allen countered: “unless, unless, unless we’re going to lose.”

In more formal argumentation, the “ifs” and “unlesses” are the ‘key assumptions” or “key variables” that are intended  to support the estimated prediction.  What have we here? Rarely a path to the truth.

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Jun 9

Greg Newby: MBA Paper on Sustainable Energy in US Academic Computing

Greg Newby

Greg Newby

The Business of Energy in U.S. Academic Research Computing

By Dr. Gregory B. Newby. April, 2014

Table of Contents with Links Below the Fold. See Spreadsheet Especially.

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Jun 1