A European approach to Artificial Intelligence

A European approach to Artificial Intelligence

Politico leaked a draft white paper sketching a European approach to artificial intelligence. The document is meant to support the European Parliament promise of initiating regulation of AI within 100 days of office. The Politico’s headline and other...

read more
The banality of #FemTech

The banality of #FemTech

FemTech reached a 1bn$ in funding between 2015 and 2018, and projections see a raise to $50bn in 2025. FemTech targets women, but instead of pink-coloured products it provides solutions to female health (with a strong focus on fertility). We have quickly...

read more
Blockchain for journalism beyond the hype

Blockchain for journalism beyond the hype

The media sector is not exempt from the blockchain fascination: in constant seek of a monolith model that will “save the industry”, newsrooms are intrigued by blockchain promises of novel currencies and transparency. But just like a 30k € bike won’t make you a Tour de...

read more
Re-decentralising the internet: panel at Future Fest 2018

Re-decentralising the internet: panel at Future Fest 2018

Last summer I had the pleasure of being on the panel re-decentralising internet at Futurefest. We had a wonderful discussion with Manon den Dunnen (strategic specialist at the Dutch National Police) and Ian Forrester (Chief Firestarter at BBC R&D),...

read more
Can diversity save Europe in the Artificial Intelligence run?

Can diversity save Europe in the Artificial Intelligence run?

Europe is losing the AI train. While Brussels dispenses politically correct statements about human-centric AI, other zones of the world are headed undisturbed towards supremacy in Artificial (non-human, by the way) Intelligence. China is leading the race: its AI plan...

read more

All things optimal: beyond machines

In his recent contribution to the Pervasive Labour Union special issue about Entreprecariat, "All things optimal", Michael Dieter elaborates the concept with respect to optimisation dominant paradigm. In his view, "optimization links the axiomatic neo-classical actor...

read more