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The Three Best Pitches from Diaspora Demo Day

This past weekend I attended Diaspora Demo Day, the inaugural startup competition organized by the people at TipHub and held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. 714 more words


Order Dynamics and omni-channel commerce

There are plenty of ‘big data’ analytics companies out there, particularly in the eCommerce space, but I was intrigued to find out more about a company called… 1,054 more words

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Smart data

“Big data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process them using traditional data processing applications.” (Wikipedia) 296 more words

Big Data

Accounting for recorder effort in the detection of range shifts from historical data [paper summary]

This is part of a series of short lay summaries that describe the technical publications I have authored.  This paper, entitled “Accounting for recorder effort in the detection of range shifts from historical data”, was published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution in 2010. 238 more words


AI alien intelligence and Sea of Dreams

Kevin Kelly recently wrote an article in Wired, “The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World.” One of the themes he explores the the fact that AIs are increasingly “like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off.” He goes on to argue that this industrial-grade smartness is not consciousness, but something different, something alien. 351 more words



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EFG London Jazz Festival: Coming to a venue near you!

This weekend sees out the last three days of EFG London Jazz Festival 2014, which has been grooving up venues all over London over the past week. 202 more words