"In banking, it's inconceivable that in the future we'll be making financial decisions in the way we do today. We're making decisions about people based on less than 5% of the information about them," said Asim Khwaja, a professor of international finance and development at the Harvard Kennedy School who has studied alternative credit scoring in the developing world. "There's a lot of excitement in this field."
Burn it down.
"A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday."
I can't remember if this was posted on here already, but it's both bad news for Facebook and another data point for algorithmic advertising being total shit, so here you go.
@thegibson Also, can I download the episode somewhere? I can't find an option on Soundcloud to get it. (Maybe I have to have an account?)
@thegibson I checked efffacebook.net and that variation is open. (Yes, I'm listening to The Mainframe episode.)
Marked for future reading:
For the record, I think Ray Kurzweil and his ilk are a bunch of dangerous crackpots.
It's like people grew up on dystopian movies and completely forgot about the dystopian part.
"The web platform has evolved to something really great, and I love being part of it."
Let's just agree to disagree on that one.
"Sensors bound for 2020 vehicles will monitor your facial cues and brain waves"