The Web Conference 2019
Mix is celebrating 30 years of the web & sponsoring the Web Conference! Here are our favorite reads as we work to pave the way for the next 30.
If you’re not a white male, artificial intelligence’s use in healthcare could be dangerous
If we want to use AI to facilitate a more personalized medicine for all, it would help if we could first provide medicine that works for half the population.
Let's Build An Internet Of Health
An internet of health built from networks of IoT devices could create a nation-wide approach to the prevention and early detection of diseases.
DuckDuckGo wrote a bill to stop advertisers from tracking you online
The return of Do Not Track
Lawrence Lessig: Technology Will Create New Models for Privacy Regulation
The latest chapter of Professor Lawrence Lessig’s career ended in November, when the Harvard Law School professor concluded his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Prior to that, Professor Lessig’s focused on technology. CIO Journal asked Professor Lessig for his thoughts on how tech policy, at multiple junctures, will evolve. “In the future, we will not worry about copies of data, but using data. The paradigm of required use will develop once we have really simple ways to hold data. If I were king, I would say it’s too early. Let’s muddle through the next few years. The costs are costly, but the current model of privacy will not make sense going forward,” Professor Lessig says.
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
23 reasons not to reveal your DNA — The Internet Health Report 2019
DNA testing is a booming global business enabled by the internet. Millions of people have sent samples of their saliva to commercial labs in hopes of learning something new about their personal health or heritage, primarily in the United States and Europe. In some places, commercial tests are banned. In France, you could face a... Read more »
Bias on the Web
Bias in Web data and use taints the algorithms behind Web-based applications, delivering equally biased results.
Anatomy of an AI System
Anatomy of an AI System - The Amazon Echo as an anatomical map of human labor, data and planetary resources. By Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler (2018)
30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?
On the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, our founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee reflects on how the web has changed our world and what we must do to b
A Wild Plan to Crowdsource the Fight Against Misinformation
One of the leading misinformation experts in the world has a few ideas for how everyone can help stop the spread of inaccuracies online.
The Friendship That Made Google Huge
Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.