fuck the algorithm

In mid-August, thousands of high school students rallied in front of the education ministry of Her Majesty’s government. It deserves be considered the second authentic demonstration against the “brave new world” of the 4th industrial revolution. What was the cause? The ministry decided to make a leap into the future and replaced the final exams with which students are graded for admission to colleges (which, due to hygienist restrictions, were not made), with this algorithm: Pkj = (1-rj) Ckj + rj (Ckj + qkj – Pkj) It certainly seems and is incomprehensible. Understandable were the results of this “algorithmic assessment” …

“Smart” mask

Do you have troubles hearing what they tell you, behind the masks? Do you need to repeat what you say because they can’t hear you? Do you feel like you speak another language? The smart mask of the japanese startup company Donut Robotics is the solution! Designed to fit over a protective (non) medical mask – since it has no protection against coronaviruses or other infectious risks – it can become your personal “smart” megaphone! The company developed the software to use it in airport passenger information robots, but when the pandemic occurred, the project froze, and the company’s engineers …

the reset

… the pandemic will accelerate innovation even more, catalysing technological changes already under way (comparable to the exacerbation effect it has had on other underlying global and domestic issues) and “turbocharging” any digital business or the digital dimension of any business. … With the pandemic, the “digital transformation” that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the digital world in a decisive and often permanent manner. In April 2020, several tech leaders observed how quickly …

Latent language…

Eye movement, hand trembling, body posture, contradictions in narratives and much more, are elements of the live communication that can show (or hide) the sincerity. The codification of these elements, first as subject matter of the social and behavioral sciences and then as data fed to machines that design charts, has provided our wondrous civilization with, among other things, the machines of truth; or lie detectors. Veripol is a lie detector different from the rest. In the classic example we have the cables and sensors that monitor the variations in the body (heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, electrodermal activity) …

Introduction to biosecurity

After the attacks on the Twin Towers, on September 11, 2001, the world entered a “new normality”. On the occasion of these attacks, new practices and technologies of surveillance and repression were installed throughout the spectrum of public and private space, which nullified the civil liberties granted until then. The “war on terror” imposed emergency mobilization for the purposes of managing the “Islamic threat”, which (emergency mobilization / urgent need) was then made permanent. Always in the name of “freedom”…