Halloween Cuckoo Clock

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Team: Azin Mirzaagha, Patrick Barin, Yunjie Yao   Description Create a “Cuckoo Clock” mechanics. Cuckoo Clock typically has an automaton of the bird that appears through a small trap door while the clock is striking.   Components Used
  • Plywood
  • wood beams
  • wood pieces
  • rubber bands
  • Small hinge
  • wood squares
  • tape
  • Glue
  • Scissor
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Is the GDPR’s Bark Bigger than its Bite?

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Is the GDPR’s Bark Bigger than its Bite? by Zach Day on 10/21/2018 The landmark EU regulation, formally called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, took effect on May 25, 2018. Among other protections, GDPR grants “data subjects” with a bundle of new rights and placed an increased obligation on companies who collect and use the data. Firms were… [Read more...]

Unknown Knowns

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Unknown Knowns by Anonymous on 10/21/2018 Image Credit: https://www.azquotes.com/quote/254214 Donald Rumsfeld during Department of Defense News Briefing, archive.defense.gov. February 12, 2002. The taxonomy of knowledge laid out by Rumsfeld in his much quoted new briefing conspicuously omits a fourth category: unknown knowns. In his critique of Rumsfeld’s analysis, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek defines the unknown knowns as “the disavowed beliefs… [Read more...]

GDPR Will Transform Insurance Industry’s Business Model

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GDPR Will Transform Insurance Industry’s Business Model By Amit Tyagi | October 21, 2018 The European Union wide General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into force on May 25, 2018, with significant penalties for non-compliance. In one sweep, GDPR harmonizes data protection rules across the EU and gives greater rights to individuals over how their data is used. GDPR… [Read more...]

Making AI “Explainable”: Easier Said than… Explained

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Making AI “Explainable”: Easier Said than… Explained By Julia Buffinton | October 21, 2018 Technological advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have opened up many applications for these computational techniques in a range of industries. AI is now used in facial recognition for TSA pre-check, reviewing resumes for large companies, and determining criminal sentencing. In… [Read more...]

Engaging Technologists to Reflect on Privacy Using Design Workbooks

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This post summarizes a research paper, Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks, co-authored with Deirdre Mulligan, Ellen Van Wyk, John Chuang, and James Pierce. The paper will be presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) on Monday November 5th (in the afternoon Privacy in Social Media session). Full paper [Read more...]

Workplace monitoring

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Workplace monitoring by Anonymous on September 30, 2018 We never intended to build a pervasive workplace monitoring system – We just wanted to replace a clunky system of shared spreadsheets and email. Our new system was intended to track customer orders as they moved through the factory. Workers finding a problem in the production process could quickly check order history… [Read more...]

May we recommend…some Ethics?

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May we recommend…some Ethics? by Jessica Hays | September 30, 2018 The internet today is awash with recommender systems. Some pop to mind quickly – like Netflix’s suggestions of shows to binge, or Amazon’s nudges towards products you may like. These tools use your personal history on their site, along with troves of data from other users, to predict… [Read more...]