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Social changes brought about by the Internet & Technology

The Washington Post reported reasons to restrict use of smartphones from a German child psychology expert and adviser “Just as we protect children from alcohol or other drugs, we should also protect them from the risks of using smartphones at too early an age…”  The February 15, 2019 article entitled “A German government adviser recommends a ban on smartphones for children younger than 14” included these comments regarding recent legislation in France: ……
McKinsey posted a podcast started with a question about whether we should worry about AI ethics and got this response “We are right to worry about the ethical implications of AI. Equally, I think we need to celebrate some of the benefits of AI. The high-level question is, “How do we get the balance right between those benefits and the risks that go along with them?””  The January 2019 podcast is entitled “The McKinsey
Please watch my new video entitled “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Ethical and Legal Implications” …  produced by WatchIT for whom I have worked for almost 20 years.  The learning objectives of this video are: Understand the potential risk factors associated with AI and Machine Learning Discuss the ethical and legal questions that have surfaced regarding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Identify best practices for AI and Machine Learning enterprise strategies Let me…
The New York Times reported that “Members of Congress are expected to introduce net neutrality laws this year that would create nationwide rules, overriding whatever states have adopted.”  The February 1, 2019 article entitled “Net Neutrality Repeal at Stake as Key Court Case Starts” presented these comments about the hearing before the “the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,…”: The plaintiffs in the suit, led by the internet…
The Washington Times reported the Pacific island of “Tonga was plunged into virtual darkness 11 days ago when the fiber-optic cable was severed. Initially people lost access to the internet almost entirely and couldn’t even make international phone calls.” The January 30, 2019 report entitled “Reboot: Tonga hopes to restore internet access by weekend” included these comments: Authorities in Tonga said Thursday they’re hoping people will be able to visit Facebook and YouTube…
Cisco issued a Study that “GDPR-ready organizations have also experienced fewer data breaches, and when breaches have occurred, fewer records were impacted, and system downtime was shorter. As a result, the total cost of data breaches was less than what organizations not ready for GDPR experienced.” The January 2019 “Data Privacy Benchmark Study” is part of the Cisco Cybersecurity Series 2019 which pointed out the importance of data privacy: Data privacy has become…
I was honored to speak at the Advanced Practices Council of the Society for Information Management on January 15, 2018 about my 10 Commandments of IT Contracts which I updated from my 2009 blog on the same topic since I have been speaking on this topic forever.  Here are my latest 10 Commandments: 1st Commandment – No IT Project is ever completed on time 2nd Commandment – No IT Project is ever complete 3rd Commandment…
McKinsey released a Podcast interview of three McKinsey Cybersecurity experts who said among other things “I think the key insight of the last ten years has been that you can’t do cybersecurity in secret. You can’t do it behind a wall in the intelligence agencies. For the obvious reason that the attacks are out there in open source in the economy, on the internet. It’s all visible. Well, most of it visible.” The January 2019…
Businessinsurance.com reported that “Artificial intelligence and other technologies hold great promise for the insurance industry but are not without issues, such as adoption and security…”  The January 17, 2019 article entitled “AI holds promise for insurance industry, but with caveats” is based on a “panel of insurance and technology industry executives speaking at the Insurance Information Institute’s Joint Industry Forum in New York” who opined: There are two areas that the customer is…
The New Times reported that “About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement, eating and rumination patterns. They are milked not by humans but by robotic machines.”  The January 13, 2019 story entitled “Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm” included these details: Farming in America is increasingly a high-tech endeavor.…