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If you want to just read one article this week, read the first one which covers Gartner's predication on tech for the next 10 years or so. It's not the full report, but will give you a feel for what's on the hype cycle of tech.
I'm a little biased in recommending the NYT article on the British Grading Debacle, but it follows up nicely on my comments from last week and goes to show that we are not quite ready for overt algos in our lives even if the algos are running our world in the background.
Stay sane, stay safe!
Onward! - Rahim
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My recommendations for this week
1. Five Emerging Trends That Will Drive Technology Innovation for the Next Decade Link
2. British Grading Debacle Shows Pitfalls of Automating Government Link
3. 3 of the Best Uses for AI in Our New Normal Link
4. It’s Not Too Late to Save the Internet Link
5. ‘I’m Only One Human Being’: Parents Brace for a Go-It-Alone School Year Link
6. Rom Con: Online Romance Scams During the Pandemic Link
7. Hangover 'Cure' Reduces Headaches, Anxiety for Drunk Finnish Subjects Link
8. A Rocket Scientist’s Love Algorithm Adds Up During Covid-19 Link
9. Where Has Your Tween Been During the Pandemic? On This Gaming Site Link
10. One Twitter Account’s Quest to Proofread The New York Times Link
My Tech Recommendations for this Week
1. The Case of the Top Secret iPod Link
2. Why Microsoft's new Flight Simulator should make Google and Amazon nervous Link
3. Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing Link
4. Chatbots Are Machine Learning Their Way To Human Language Link
5. 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys Link
6. How Covid-19 is Destigmatising Virtual Life Link
7. Merging AI and the Brain Link
8. What if We Could Live for a Million Years? Link
9. A Radical New Model of the Brain Illuminates Its Wiring Link
10. This Twist on Schrödinger’s Cat Paradox Has Major Implications for Quantum Theory Link
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