Will big business compromise the ethics of artificial intelligence – Center for Digital Ethics and Policy | Loyola University Chicago

Will big business compromise the ethics of artificial intelligence? We are entering a new era of technology adoption. We have passed the point of using new tools to perform old tasks, and our behavior is changing. I grew up with a 1970s television that had four push-buttons on it; these were laboriously and manually tuned…

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The Time Travelling Accountant

I feel like I’ve travelled in time this month. No, I haven’t acquired my own personal TARDIS (I wish!). I haven’t even travelled far in space. However, I have leapt from the very basics of accountancy to its exciting future in the space of a few days. Who knew that accountants would lead the way…

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Smart Data: Improving intervention in Health, Education and the Economy

Data is the new gold

“Data is the new gold!” Following the North East Digital Summit 2016 on Smart Data, this blog attempts to extract the recurring themes and overarching learnings which reflect the overall topic: smart data. Data Disrupts An early message from Keynote speaker Jacqueline de Rojas was the disruptive potential of data in service improvement. Airbnb’s data-driven…

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Want to grow your sales by over 40%? Here’s how….

Build your revenue! Grow your sales! Every business strives for success, looking for the key element that will put them a step ahead of the competition. Researchers(1) believe they have found a way to unlock growth, as we heard from IBM’s Hayley Hughes at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.…

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Spinning out of control: we need a code of campaign ethics – Center for Digital Ethics and Policy | Loyola University Chicago

In June 2016, the result of the U.K.’s referendum on membership of the European Union brings down the Prime Minister, cripples Parliament and divides a nation in acrimonious back-biting. Why did the ‘Brexit’ vote cause such surprise and disruption, and can you be sure this turmoil won’t happen in the upcoming presidential election? On the…

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Community management panels for SXSW 2017

In a bid to raise the game for Community Managers at SXSW 2017, community professionals from diverse industries have been working together to develop panels for next year’s South by SouthWest Interactive festival. Between us, we already have a great range of ideas and the panels are now out for public vote. Please help us…

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Collaboration with imagination

Like ripples from a pond, conversations about community seem to lead to greater and grander ideas of how collaboration can change the world – from sustainable volunteering, to establishing a close-knit supply chain to support economic recovery. Recently a group of community professionals were tossing around the wild idea that cultural centres such as museums and…

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Championing Community Management at SXSW 2017

At the 2016 South by South West Interactive Festival’s Community Management meetup, professionals from across the world agreed that our discipline needs greater prominence at SXSW 2017. Sessions tagged as “community” in 2016 were often a heartwarming part of SXgood, not showcases of best practice and cutting edge application for business success. Frustrated Community Management…

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