Month: février 2018 (page 1 of 4)

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«Les progrès de la robotique et de l’intelligence artificielle permettent d’envisager une infrastructure à l’échelle du continent pour numériser, analyser, reconstituer notre patrimoine millénaire. […] Les Big Data nous promettent une société où nous pourrions anticiper l’avenir, grâce à la puissance de calcul des superordinateurs et la collecte massive de données» – Frédéric Kaplan.

Source : La machine vénitienne à remonter le temps se tourne vers l’Europe – Le Temps

«Après la fusillade du lycée de Parkland, YouTube s’est retrouvé sous le feu des critiques, pour avoir laissé la vidéo conspirationniste d’Infowars en ligne, et qui plus est dans son onglet « tendances ». Le site s’en était expliqué, assurant dans un communiqué que le contenu en question avait été identifié à tort par un algorithme comme respectant les règles d’utilisation de la plate-forme».

Source : YouTube sanctionne une chaîne pour une vidéo conspirationniste sur la tuerie en Floride

«The most basic problem is that researchers often don’t share their source code. At the AAAI meeting, Odd Erik Gundersen, a computer scientist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, reported the results of a survey of 400 algorithms presented in papers at two top AI conferences in the past few years. He found that only 6% of the presenters shared the algorithm’s code. Only a third shared the data they tested their algorithms on, and just half shared « pseudocode »—a limited summary of an algorithm. (In many cases, code is also absent from AI papers published in journals, including Science and Nature.)».

Source : Missing data hinder replication of artificial intelligence studies | Science | AAAS

«The European Union is preparing legislation to force companies to turn over customers’ personal data when requested even if it is stored on servers outside the bloc, a position that will put Europe at loggerheads with tech giants and privacy campaigners».

Source : Europe seeks power to seize overseas data in challenge to tech giants

«After the celebrity tweeted “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me” to her 24m followers, shares of the app’s parent company Snap plummeted 6% – a $1.3bn drop in market value that launched a fresh cycle of embarrassing headlines. But some analysts and Snapchatters said this was more than just a one-day PR snafu. Facing backlash from brands and influencers and ongoing competition from Facebook and newer apps like Musical.ly, another platform hugely popular among children, Snapchat is suffering from a larger existential crisis, and it’s unclear how it will recover».

Source : ‘We’re watching a company explode’: is Snapchat becoming irrelevant? | Technology | The Guardian

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«We’re glad those are the choices we’ve made. Today, we are launching the Signal Foundation, an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit created and made possible by Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, to support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous. In case you missed it, Brian left WhatsApp and Facebook last year, and has been thinking about how to best focus his future time and energy on building nonprofit technology for public good.
Starting with an initial $50,000,000 in funding, we can now increase the size of our team, our capacity, and our ambitions».

Source : Signal >> Blog >> Signal Foundation

by Alex Castro - Death of the Net Neutrality

«Net neutrality rules will officially be off the books starting April 23rd. The date was revealed today after the Federal Communication Commission’s order revoking net neutrality was published in the Federal Register. You can read the full order here».

Source : Net neutrality rules die on April 23rd – The Verge

«Porter likes to joke that if people want to discuss something contentious, they should set aside U.S. politics and talk about power laws. But, he says, there’s a good reason these discussions are so fraught. ‘We have these arguments because the problems are hard and interesting’. Clauset sees his work with Broido not as an attack but as a call to action to network scientists, to examine a more diverse set of possible mechanisms and degree distributions than they have been doing. ‘Perhaps we should consider new ideas, as opposed to trying to force old ideas to fit’»

Source : The Theory That Explains the Structure of the Internet – The Atlantic

«D’un point de vue plus stratégique, on peut aussi dire que l’uberisation concurrence des ressources stratégiques (par exemple les licences de taxi ou les emplacements pour les hôtels) par la mutualisation de ressources ordinaires (des individus possédant une voiture ou des logements vides). Le prix d’une licence de taxi à New York s’est ainsi effondré de 1,3 million de dollars en 2014 à seulement 241 000 dollars en 2017. On peut donc en être certain : même si Uber disparaît, l’uberisation – qui touche désormais des industries aussi diverses que le transport routier (avec Trusk), les parkings (avec Parkadom), la publicité (avec Eyeka), le conseil (avec BTG) ou même les salons de coiffure (avec PopMyDay) – lui survivra, et c’est déjà considérable».

Source : Uber, le capitalisme dévoyé

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