The case for … ‘dumb’ cities instead of ‘smart’ ones

We’ve participated in SCEWC in Barcelona last year. The amount of technology that is supposed to makes a city smart is staggering. For monitoring ever movement in the city millions of sensors are positioned in cities. Some of them look like from some dystopian future. What’s missing are actuators that physically enforce some desired behavior […]

Three People-Centered Design Principles for Deep Learning

Algorithms gain more and more control over our daily lives. We need to build in principles into AI systems that work in the favor of people: Transparency. Wherever possible, make the high-level implementation details of your AI project available for all of those involved. In this case of a deep learning initiative, people should understand […]

How to be a slower and more thoughtful news consumer |

Digital minimalist Cal Newport advocates a moderated information  consumption. Are you ready to join the attention resistance? It’s core principle is to embrace the concept of slow. It’s the right response to become more mindful in an age in which the digital attention economy is shoveling more and more clickbait toward us. Crucial to a […]