Last semester I took a seminar on digital ethics. In the course we examined how big data and algorithms intersect in models that analyze what we do and predict what we are likely to do next. Two of the books we read were Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction and Nick Bostrom’s Superintelliegence. I recommend … Continue reading Lying to get a job in the Age of Big Data
I’m taking a class this semester in Digital Ethics. Not surprisingly, much of the discussion revolves around ethical standards for online search engines and what moral obligations should/could/ought to be in meeting those standards. Back at the dawn of the Internet there were a number of competing search engines – Lycos, Yahoo, AltaVista – and … Continue reading Magic Cat Academy is back!
In the last issue of the Die Zeit there was an interesting article about Vive Studios, a South Korean digital visualization and content creation company. Using VR technology and terabytes of data, they created an avatar of a seven year old girl who had died of organ failure and reunited her in a virtual world … Continue reading And on the third day he woke up in a VR studio
The corona shutdown eliminated our primary source of income, so we have turned to ghost writing to compensate for our shortfall – a natural option for a novelist and a philosophy student. Ghost writers are paid by the word. You receive a short briefing and an expected word count. Today, Astrid is writing a 3.600 … Continue reading What really matters in life