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Wisdoms Borrowed

Algorithmic Accountability

Algorithmic Accountability

From the list of questions above it should be clear that there are a number of human influences embedded into algorithms, such as criteria choices, training data, semantics, and interpretation. Any investigation must therefore consider algorithms as objects of human creation and take into account intent, including that of any group or institutional processes that may have influenced their design.

AI is not a single entity

AI is not a single entity

“Additionally, AI is not a single entity. Computer programs, even artificially intelligent ones, work far better as specialists rather than generalists. A more likely scenario for achieving artificial intelligence within our lifetime is through a network of sub programs handling vision (computer vision), language (NLP), adaptation (machine learning), movement (robotics)…etc. AI is not a he or a she or even an it, AI is more like a ‘they’.” – Rob Smith

Head Meets Heart: IBM’s UX Guidelines

Head Meets Heart: IBM’s UX Guidelines

Users move between environments (office, car, home, soccer game) and activities (walking, waiting in line, sitting, meeting) many times a day. Their changing circumstances create new contexts designers must assess and design for on a moment-to-moment basis. Design for the most desirable outcomes while keeping the shifting factors of users’ working lives in mind.

Ethics and Moral Questions for Technology

Ethics and Moral Questions for Technology

When we ask these questions, we won’t always like the answer. Just give it an honest try for your smartphone use. However, having asked these questions, and being more aware of some of the more negative aspects of the ‘connected technologies’ we are introducing in our and each-others’ lives at such a fast pace, will allow us to adjust our behaviour and usage, or maybe even some parts of the technology itself.

Doctors Prescribing mHealth Apps

Doctors Prescribing mHealth Apps

The initiative—which involves a doctor prescribing an app alongside medication or face-to-face therapy sessions—is meant, says Lamb, to achieve “a much more seamless service that allows you access online, face to face or over the telephone, whichever is appropriate.”

The Emoticon Potential

The Emoticon Potential

Adding smiley face emoticons to negative yet specific feedback improve the chances of that feedback being accepted, Facebook emoticons should make it easier to communicate about thorny things, and the Emoji humans are getting diversified with a skin colour range.

Data Privacy Principles by Mozilla

Data Privacy Principles by Mozilla

Empowering users and creating trust through transparency and user control, and minimising risk through limited data, a balance of security and user friendliness, and strong security practices. Mozilla’s five data principles are an inspiration for all those that want to put ‘the user’ at the center of the internet again.

Complexity is an Opportunity

Complexity is an Opportunity

How the new experience design and the internet of things makes that all designer roles (interaction, visual, UX, industrial) and responsibilities are undergoing thorough transformation.