@manton & @danielpunkass speaking of Tumblr as competition for mb. I think the a differentiator is the relative calm of micro.blog, both in interface & community. Lots more to chew over regarding WordPress & Tumblr.
Listened to: Word of Mouth – Glyn Maxwell – @bbcradio4
@MichaelRosenYes and Glen Maxwell’s conversation on poetry was a delight.
This week, Doug and Dai discuss research in schools, walking long distances, screen time, digital citizenship, tech veganism, fully automated luxury communism, and more!
I enjoyed listening to this episode, as usual Doug and Dai chat about many ideas current ideas that I have though about but not had the chance to talk through. I enjoy agreeing and disagreeing with their views often both at once. My favourite one this week was Dai’s opinion on holidays as a bad thing 👍
Ramblings – Here Comes the Summer – Feargal Sharkey – BBC Sounds: Was a surprising show, Feargal was really enthusiastic about water quality, nature and walking.
He’s always been a rambler and is currently walking all of the river routes of London.
Following a highly publicised run-in with the police, George looks at the fraught relationship between his community and law enforcers.
Well out of my usual ball park, fascinating episode. A lot of time in the edit I’d guess.
Side note: I record tons of these audio bits that I never get around to publishing. They are awesome to look back on regardless if I publish them or not. I need to record a lot more audio.
Listened to this on my commute, I enjoy listening to this sort of very casual microcast with nice outdoors background. I do hope Colin publishes some more.
Instead of talking about far-flung super-intelligent AI, they argued on the latest episode of Recode Decode, we should be talking about the ways AI is affecting people right now, in everything from education to policing to hiring. Rather than killer robots, you should be concerned about what happens to your résumé when it hits a program like the one Amazon tried to build.
“They took two years to design, essentially, an AI automatic résumé scanner,” Crawford said. “And they found that it was so biased against any female applicant that if you even had the word ‘woman’ on your résumé that it went to the bottom of the pile.”
Great listen. The comparison of how China is implementing AI, at a national level, compared to the huge corporations made me think.
You’re looking at a set of practices, in that case, that is pretty similar to a social credit score in China, but under different auspices. The public is not aware, there is no process of acknowledgement or consent there. This is happening sort of under the cover of proprietary private sector tech that is actually not disclosed to the people that it’s going to affect.
@MTImmonsMusic new song The Games Room
Nice accompaniment to tonight’s commute.
Some nocturnal fox screaming.
Enjoyed this. I missed it in micro.blog until I was browsing the podcast discovery. Off to look for earlier ones.