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Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

New on LLRX – The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

New on LLRX.comThe ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

The Internet of Things (IoT) has permeated all facets of our lives – professional, family, social – more quickly and expansively than many are willing to acknowledge. The repercussions of IoT are multifaceted – and directly impact issues that span privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property rights, civil liberties and the law. Law and technology scholar Joshua A.T. Fairfield discusses the ramifications of allowing our environment to be seeded with sensors that gather our personal data using a plethora of devices we now consider to be essential conveniences.

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Global Health and the Future Role of the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24737. “While much progress has been made on achieving the Millenium Development Goals over the last decade, the number and complexity of global health challenges has persisted. Growing forces for globalization… Continue Reading

Responding to the Threat of Sea Level Rise: Proceedings of a Forum 2017

National Academy of Engineering. 2017. Responding to the Threat of Sea Level Rise: Proceedings of a Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24847. “The future rate and extent of sea level rise are highly uncertain, and responses to higher water levels will need to reflect this uncertainty. Sea level rise was a major topic… Continue Reading

Poynter – The most useful apps, tools and sites we used during Hurricane Irma

Please read and share these resources – we will continue to need them – via Ren LaForme:  “I’m writing to you from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I am “hunkered down” (may we never hear that phrase again) as Hurricane Irma’s remnants blow over. Watching Irma take aim at Florida, evacuating and worrying about friends who decided… Continue Reading

Pew – How People Approach Facts and Information

“When people consider engaging with facts and information any number of factors come into play. How interested are they in the subject? How much do they trust the sources of information that relate to the subject? How eager are they to learn something more? What other aspects of their lives might be competing for their… Continue Reading

Google – Launching the Speech Commands Dataset

Google Research Blog – Launching the Speech Commands Dataset: “At Google, we’re often asked how to get started using deep learning for speech and other audio recognition problems, like detecting keywords or commands. And while there are some great open source speech recognition systems like Kaldi that can use neural networks as a component, their… Continue Reading

FAS – Senate Intelligence Authorization Report Filed

Steven Aftergood – Secrecy News/FAS: “Do the security clearance procedures that are used for granting access to classified information actually serve their intended purpose? To help answer that question, the Senate Intelligence Committee mandated a review of security clearance requirements, including “their collective utility in anticipating future insider threats.” See the Committee’s new report on… Continue Reading

Report – The Best Sates for Data Innovation

“Across the United States, entrepreneurs and business officials, data scientists, civic leaders, and educators are laying the groundwork for using data to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges. “The Best States for Data Innovation,” a recent report from the Center for Data Innovation, reviews a series of indicators that rank states… Continue Reading