An interesting book review around big data, privacy and a new “ruling class” – the geeks: Who Owns The Future? by Jaron Lanier published in TheGuardian
EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.
According to the NYT they have developed a software using Artificial Intelligence providing a grade instantly after uploading an exam.
According to a story in The Guardian a multinational security firm has developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. Nobody will be surprised to hear that governments are showing interest …
Read how two scientists are using the New York Times archives to predict the future. 2 Researchers analyze 22 years of New York Times archives, Wikipedia and other web resources to predict future events. The entire paper Mining the Web to Predict Future Events is publicly available on research.microsoft.com..