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  • A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris

    I was given a galley copy of A Shadow Intelligence to read. TLDR: version of my review is that its a thoroughly modern spy thriller. The protagonist Elliot Kane is a British intelligence officer who has returned from Saudi Arabia to London. He is sent a video of himself in a room that he’s never…

  • Twitter bars intelligence agencies + more

    Twitter Bars Intelligence Agencies From Using Analytics Service – WSJ – I don’t think that this will affect Twitter’s revenue that much. I also don’t think that Twitter bars intelligence agencies will restrict their access to information overall China white-box players leaving tablet market and pushing into new applications – focus instead on ‘two-in-one’ device, robots and…

  • Artificial intelligence + more things

    UBS uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalised advice to wealthy clients | South China Morning Post – should this artificial intelligence have to be registered and certified as a financial advisor? I could see a number of legal issues with this. Artificial intelligence brings up questions around legal liability and how could it have personal indemnity…

  • Intellectual property and the EU

    Intellectual property legislation has been in the news for the past few weeks as years of lobbying by industry bodies like the RIAA, MPAA and the IFPI have hit a consumer road block. In the UK, the Digital Economy Act which was largely due to the work of the lobbying team at the BPI squeezed…

  • The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil

    The Age of Spiritual Machines was written by Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is a technological rock star, responsible for great music synthesisers and much of the developments around optical character recognition and speech recognition. This is what makes him a good futurist. The fact that he has had his hands dirty. The Age of Spiritual Machines:…

  • Y2K

    Early last year, fashion started to pillage the late 1990s and early 2000s for fashion inspiration, which became a Y2K trend on social platforms and in the fashion media. But this divorced Y2K from its original meaning. Y2K was technologist short hand for a calendar problem in a lot of legacy systems that were designed…

  • Technonationalism

    Technonationalism as a term has started to spring up in Chinese policy discussions regarding technology trade with the US and China. Technonationalism origins Technonationalism is a term used by economist Robert Reich in 1987 to describe the relationship between technology and national security. Reich used the term in an article that he wrote for The…

  • January 2024 newsletter – this makes a half dozen

    January 2024 newsletter introduction Welcome to my January 2024 newsletter which marks my 6th issue – bringing us to a half dozen issues in total. Here’s a quick video introduction that I recorded with HeyGen. Dozen as a word in the English language comes from the french douzaine – meaning an assembly of 12 things…

  • 2023 – that was twenty twenty three

    2023 has been an eventful year. I thought it made sense to go back and reflect on everything that has gone on this year. I was inspired to do this after coming across a similar post that I had done for 2005. Contrary to what much of the tech sector believed just six months earlier,…