Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Interesting Stuff by Crhis Sandoval - 9/14/2016: AI's hard to see; Airbnb’s Work to Fight Discrimination, Build Inclusion; Transportation Overk‏

Some cool stuff from my favorite local tech newsletter.  Thanks for sending this out Chris!

-Mike Cairns

Robots & AI Stuff
“AI systems are already making problematic judgements that are producing significant social, cultural, and economic impacts in people’s everyday lives” MUST READ

“Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges AI technologies raise”

More Robots & AI Stuff:
·         </span>TINY ROBOT VS ANTS

Diversity & Inclusion Stuff
“putting in place powerful systemic changes to greatly reduce opportunity for hosts and guests to engage in conscious or unconscious discriminatory conduct.” MUST READ

“Diversity advocates said Airbnb’s actions were a notable first step, but wondered how some of the changes could be enforced and whether the moves went far enough”

More Diversity & Inclusion Stuff:
·         And Do You Belong? I Do

“pedestrian struck by vehicle going 40mph has 10% chance of surviving, one struck by a car at 20mph has a 90% chance. So when we post a 40-mile speed limit on a boulevard where pedestrians walk, we’re saying in the event of a crash, a 90% mortality rate is acceptable. Thes e decisions matter.” MUST READ

“5.2% increase was largest recorded by bureau since it began tracking in the 1960s”

More Trends:

Future of Cars Stuff
“You can either put up red tape or roll out the red carpet. If you want to be a 21st-century laboratory for technology, you put out the carpet.”

“ingenious solution could make self-driving cars much safer—if it works”

More Future of Cars Stuff:

Customer Experience Stuff
“Privileging easy money over better user experience is the antithesis of customer centricity”

More Custom er Experience Stuff:

Military Stuff
“The inquiry was retaliation, Bowe says, for embarrassing the Marine Corps brass.”

“revealed departures from policies and procedures established for Marine Corps recruit training”

“Even back in the day when they were really brutal at Parris Island, I can’t imagine that happening. That’s abuse”

More Military Stuff:

Wells Fargo Stuff

Innovation Stuff

Weather Stuff
·      Earth Temperature Timeline MUST SEE
·      Permafrost 'bubbles' leaking methane 200X above norm<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#FFFF9B">

Magic Box

Voting Stuff

Energy Stuff

Animal Stuff

·      Fury Road - Crash & Smash SO GOOD

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