At the end of every year, I gather statistics on the most viewed Wikipedia articles of the year. This helps me, a computational social scientist, understand what topics captured the most attention and gives me a chance to reflect on the major public events of the year. I try to use data to determine how the public (and more specifically here, English-language Wikipedia readers) will collectively remember the past year.
A dominant view in science is that there is a mathematical truth structuring the universe. It is assumed that the scientist’s job is to decipher these mathematical relations: once understood, they can be translated into mathematical models. Running the resulting “silicon reality” in a computer may then provide us with useful insights into how the world works.
Google Cloud today announced that Wayfair (NYSE: W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, has completed a full migration of its data center applications and services to the cloud, with Google Cloud as the foundation of its overall cloud strategy. The move helps the retailer increase business agility and technical innovation, handle burst capacity, and scale new uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for scenarios ranging from fraud detection to personalized customer outreach. Continue reading
Published: September 29, 2022 | Parsons School of Design
David Carroll is an associate professor of media design at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.
Thomson Reuters Foundation — On Sept. 13 an employee of Boston’s Northeastern University was injured when a package delivered to a virtual reality research lab exploded in his hands. Like a scene from a futuristic thriller, a note accompanying the bomb accused the lab of secretly working for Facebook and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg in a plot to take over society through virtual reality. Continue reading
It’s a crime story fit for the digital era. It was recently reported that a number of restaurants in New York had been targeted by internet scammers threatening to leave unfavourable “one-star” reviews unless they received gift certificates. The same threats were made to eateries in Chicago and San Francisco and it appears that a vegan restaurant received as many as eight one-star reviews in the space of a week before being approached for money.
- Menacing messages, threats spiral along with debt
- Legal loophole creates Wild West for lending apps
- Complaints mount but regulators powerless to act
By Diana Baptista and Avi Asher -Schapiro
MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A week after Pedro Figueroa borrowed 10,000 pesos ($500) from José Cash, a popular Mexican lending app, the barrage of online abuse began.
A slew of WhatsApp messages swamped his phone, threatening harm – to him and his reputation – if he did not pay. Continue reading
Kahoot!, the global learning and engagement platform company, today announced that it has launched the Kahoot! add-on for Google Classroom, making it possible for educators and learners around the world to discover, create, assign and host interactive learning sessions without ever leaving Google Classroom. As a Google Classroom add-ons early access partner, Kahoot! is one of the first digital learning platforms to be available as a Google Classroom add-on. Continue reading
As a relatively small Company established on the 9th November 2015, Rockland real estate company ltd embarked on a business journey with a Mission to be recognized as professionals in the provision of value added property management services by both the public and private sectors.
In its visionary quest to be a leading and most preferred Property investment and management company,it entered into the GOOGLE ARENA as part of its advancement strategy and this move paid dividends.
Google platform has not only energized the company but it has also opened more business opportunities. The company will therefore continue to ride on the GOOGLE BRAND,PRODUCTS and any of it`s new IT BUSINESS INNOVATIONS and SOLUTIONS.
THE COMPANY IS HEREBY FORMALLY WORKING WITH GOOGLE CLOUD to support it’s Business operations. .
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