Some links I think worth reading today.
- There used to be a German tribe of Hard Blogging Scientists, of which Jan Schmidt is one of the very few still blogging. In the anglo-saxon world some research groups have been at it for a long time and still are. The Cambridge University security research group since 2006. Their Princeton colleagues at the Center for Information Technology Policy are blogging since 2002.
- The FOSTER project has a whole range of resources to help scientists doe more Open Science. From ethics to data management and designing for reproducability
- A range of people involved in building the web as we now have it, apologize for how lots went wrong in 15 steps.
- Dark patterns are ways to design sites to make you do things, you really shouldn’t want to. Dark patterns to lull your sense of security with privacy deceptive design for instance. Dark patterns rob you of agency, making ethics by design key.
- Nadja Peek‘s 2016 PhD thesis from MIT, on Making Machines that Make (pdf) which includes a practical test to demonstrate the proposed method’s impact on (networked) agency
- A methodology for building the Internet of Things, by Tom Collins
- Bayou is an AI that will make software for you based on a basic description. It was trained with all the code available on GitHub, and is released as an open source tool. Today a paper on this will be presented at the Sixth International Conference on Learning Representations in Vancouver.
- A NESTA report (pdf) on the type of skills that will be in demand for different jobs in 2030. Very interesting read. (ht Stowe Boyd)