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When Tim Cook says no to the FBI (new book by Leander Kahney)

A new book about Tim Cook is out: Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level and the author Leander Kahney shared an extract in WIRED this week. Here are some good quotes from that article, about Tim Cook’s pushback to build backdoors into

Practical Wisdom: The Master Virtue

PRACTICAL WISDOM has become a key meme for my work – hence the pointers below:)) “For Aristotle, being virtuous meant avoiding these extremes, by following the path between two vices: that of not applying a virtue enough, and that of applying it too much. He

Amazon Alexa and Healthcare: what does this mean for privacy?

Angela Chen from The Verge offer a good analysis of Amazon’s announcement that Alexa-enabled devices are now able to handle patient information. “A lot of good could come out of this change. This could be really, really beneficial for consumers. Historically, the harder it is to

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard  Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind,