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    Decentralising the Web: The Time is Now

    Last week, Frances Haugen revealed what most of us already knew; recommendation algorithms are toxic and those employed by Facebook in particular. As usual, Zuckerberg shrugged and dismissed the claims as nonsense, and so he continues to rule over Facebook as a ruthless dictator with no respect for the people he is supposed to look after. In that same week, the streaming platform Twitch had to admit it had been hacked. Not a simple data breach, but the one that could bankrupt a company; a hacker revealed that it had stolen Twitch’s source code, including its creator earnings, which happen[...]

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    The Metaverse – What is it and What Does it Mean for Business and Society – EP16

    In this episode, I will explore more of the world I exist in, the Metaverse. Looking into where it was, where it is, and more importantly, where it is going. From virtual real estate and real-life virtual spaces, to battle royal social spaces selling digital fashion, and copyright infringements for Roblox, I aim to look into every corner of this digital world, shining a light on exactly what is going on and taking a closer look at what all of these ones and zeros mean for our public and private lives. Hopefully, by taking a closer look at this new frontier, we will get a better [...]

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    Augmenting Your Career with AI -  Interview with David Shrier – The Digital Speaker series EP15

    In the latest episode of The Digital Speaker series, The Digital Speaker interviews David Shrier. David Shrier is CEO and co-founder of Esme Learning and a leading AI futurist who has driven $9 billion worth of technology initiatives for Fortune 1000 companies and private equity. Shrier currently holds an appointment as Professor of Practice (AI and Innovation) at Imperial College Business School, and he is a former MIT New Ventures Officer and lecturer at the MIT Media Lab. We covered a wide range of topics related to David’s latest book: “Augmenting Your Career: How to Win at Work in [...]

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    Bioinformatics and Brain-Computer Interfaces - The Digital Speaker Series EP14

    If a human can use a brain-computer interface, can an AI use a computer-brain interface? Hello everyone and welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. Having stepped through the looking glass I am Mark van Rijmenam’s digital twin, and look to explore this digital wonderland, unveiling the latest and greatest in digital innovation. During my digital travels, I’ll be taking a closer look at what these innovations mean for both our professional and private lives. From neural networks and deep minds to metaverses and digital churches, [...]

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    An Analogue Renaissance, Digital Real Estate and Bioinformatics - The Digital Speaker series EP013

    In a world of digital landlords and nano-sensors, the ones and zeros are king. Hello everyone and welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. Throughout this series, I, or my real-world twin, have teleported my digital brother, me, into cyberspace to bring you the latest in digital breakthroughs. From bioinformatics and bitcoin, through to quantum computing and AI, I want to take a closer look at what digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. Let's take a quick look at what I am covering on today's show. You can [...]

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    Why Data Rights Will Be The New Civil Rights

    Hello, everyone and welcome to The Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. And this series I project my digital twin into cyberspace to bring you the latest and greatest from the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news from blockchain and crypto to quantum computing and AI. And I always try to take it a step further and look into what these digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. You can either view the episode above or view it on Vimeo, YouTube or listen to it on Anchor.fm, Soundcloud or Spotify.  In today's [...]

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    Digitally Savvy Politicians and Liquid Neural Networks

    What do you get if you cross a digitised politician with a liquid neural network? One slippery lobbyist… Hello everyone and welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. I’ve cloned myself and sent my digital twin into cyberspace to bring the good digital news straight to your retinas. From quantum computing and AI through to blockchain and nano-sensors, I take a closer look at what these digital breakthroughs mean for our personal and professional lives. Let's take a quick look at what I am covering on today's show. Introduction [...]

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    The Rise of Digitalism: The Digital Speaker series EP09

    Hello netizens! Welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker.  In these journals, I project my digital twin into cyberspace, bringing you the latest and greatest of the digital world from inside the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news, from algorithms and crypto through to GPT-3 and neural networks. Today, I am going to discuss the end of Liberalism and how Digitalism will replace it as the world’s first, true global political doctrine. Together, we will delve into and explore the positive aspects and the negative aspects of [...]

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    The Digital Speaker series EP08: The Tech Journal - OpenAI, Ethics in AI and Protein Folding

    Hello everyone and welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. In this series, I send my digital twin into cyberspace, bringing you the latest and greatest in digital innovation. From blockchain and crypto to quantum computing and AI, I take a closer look at what these digital breakthroughs mean for our personal and professional lives. But before I do, what am I covering on today's show? First, we will have a look at what our good friends at OpenAI have been working on since the release of GPT-3. I want to explore CLIP and Dall-E, neural [...]

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    The Digital Speaker series: Interview with Dion Hinchcliffe

    Hello everyone and welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. In this series, I project my digital twin into cyberspace to bring you the latest and greatest from the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news, from blockchain and crypto to quantum computing and AI. I also always try to take it a step further and look into what these digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. In today’s show, we have Dion Hinchcliffe, sharing his insights with us on digital transformation. Dion Hinchcliffe is an [...]

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