No Right To Be Forgotten (2021)

Anybody who is stupid enough to want to be remembered deserves to be forgotten right now.

What if you are not whom the internet says you are?

This week an with a single click.

Sure, the face swaps look inaccurate and distorted but to a digital layperson, it looks real. Once a video of someone’s face is transposed on pornography and gets embedded on the internet it cannot be removed and could digitally live forever — at least in the United States.

Imagine HR throwing your…


16 Psyche

Will cryptocurrency take over as fiat currency?

. An astonishing 54% of a crypto expert panel thinks hyperbitcoinization — the moment that Bitcoin overtakes global finance — will happen by 2050. 29% think it will happen as soon as 2035 and an additional 20% by 2040.

It might even happen sooner. . Several exchange-listed companies now have .

What if something out of this world is the real instigator for Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency becoming the world money standard?

When I mean out of this world, I literally mean sitting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

16 Psyche is a large asteroid discovered by the Italian astronomer Annibale de…


an A.I. problem: one wedding dress (2021)

“I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.”

On Thursday, July 29 (Asia and Oceania) and Friday, July 30 (Europe and Americas), I will be one of the panelists for the discussing the future of data-driven taxonomy with Artificial Intelligence.


Data Activism (2021)

“Everyone is just a set of numbers that the government has access to. Humanity lies in the interpretation of those numbers.”

that stated, “Rapid digital adoption during the pandemic has accelerated the automation of jobs and worsened underlying ageism, making it harder for mid-career workers to secure roles.” Why?

Survey data revealed 45- to 60-year-olds are the most overlooked employee bracket for the following reasons: reluctance among older workers to try new technologies (38%), an inability to learn new skills (27%), and difficulty in working with other generations (21%).

But I…


Freedom Day (2021)

As a data scientist, history is the most important piece of information to show the present and predict the future. However, when that data is flawed or biased, it creates a Fun House mirror effect that warps perceptions and reinforces stereotypes. These stereotypes could have implications for generations to come.

Or if data is truly transparent, it could instigate healing and rebirth.

In commemoration of this weekend’s celebration of Juneteenth, allow me to introduce three datasets — one built with bias cooked-in, one built to separate, and one dataset built for truth and reconciliation.

The Origin of ‘Juneteenth’

Juneteenth marks…


NFTs, Coinbase IPO

Both the cryptocurrency and NFT speculation market has been touted as the truth and the way for Artists and the Public at large to be in control of their financial destiny.

But on the , is all of this just the new digital Ponzi scheme?

On Monday, April 12, New York Stock Exchange announced that it would launch “First Trade” .

NFTs, or , are a type of digital asset created to track ownership of a virtual item using blockchain technology…


A literal flock of seagulls (2021)

And I ran, I ran so far away

I just ran, I ran all night and day

I couldn’t get away

Third-party cookies will no longer be supported by Google Chrome, and a complete phaseout is expected by 2022. Google’s proposed replacement is Federated Learning of Cohorts or .

In 2019, Google presented , its vision for the future of privacy on the Web. Google took its proposals to the W3C, the standards-making body for the Web, where they have primarily been discussed in the


defines hustle culture:

A trend where people believe that the most important aspect of life is to achieve professional goals by relentlessly and continuously working hard. Any chance of self-fulfillment depends on the grind and personal sacrifice. And the hustler has to sacrifice a lot, no, almost everything.

The pandemic economy has thrown ethyl alcohol on the fire for all those in the hustle culture. To get your hustle on is more than a gig economy and more than Millenials having multiple jobs. …


2020 was crazy.

Now standing in the doorway of 2021, we now have this tiny window of respite. But looking past the usual suspects — false narratives, deep fakes, Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19 and it’s variants — what does the future hold for 2021?

How about…

  1. Fast food dancing robots.
  2. Quantum internet for the teleportation of people.
  3. Radioactive eating mushrooms for long-distance space travel.

Crazy? Not really.

Fast food dancing robots.

The first viral craze at the tail end of 2020 was dancing robots from Boston Dynamics shaking their USB dongles to the 1962 hit and re-released in 1988 for the film ‘Dirty Dancing’ “Do…


Human and Artificial Intelligence

“Creative without strategy is called art. Creative with strategy is called advertising” — , Professor and Chair of the Department of Advertising + Public Relations at Michigan State University

Since the advent of the internet, it has been promised that digital marketing and advertising was going to be the savior for directly linking ads to sales.

And instead, we got cookies (the online kind).

Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user’s browsing activity. But cookies had problems. A marketer never knew how long cookies lasted. Whether…

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