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Jeff Bezos, Neil deGrasse Tyson - and @pahlkadot! - join Pentagon innovation board those who think intelligence is uniquely human In Africa, wild birds and humans forage cooperatively for honeyThe challenges Uber faced when monitoring business outcomes instead of engineering metrics @velocityconfHmm. Thanks Tim. This one made me think. A point of view that doesn't get aired (often).
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"The private sector underestimates the desire of the public sector to get it right." Mike Wilkening, CA Health & Human Services Agency. Yep!Inside Meow Wolf, @grrmspeaking's amusement park in Santa Fe There’s more than one way to do #augmentedrealityIntriguing: 15 HigherEd Student Personas That Will Help You Redesign Learner Experience #LearningDesign #motivationYep. And that's why we launched an @OReillyMedia Security conference focused on defense wars: the final score — blog post
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Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThe true opportunity of tech? It extends human capability. @timoreilly #NextEconomy @Medium
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThe new Watergate? What is really disturbing about Russia, @wikileaks and the stolen DNC documents:
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyAn astonishing compilation of statements and actions by Trump and his supporters. Contrast w via @tylercowen this morning, good interview with Bessen about it:
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyJames Bessen on the effects of regulation in driving increased rents:
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyFrom $27 in bank to bringing social services into 21st cent @texasexes on Aunt Bertha + CEO alum of @TheLBJSchool
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyRay Kurzweil: The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better @GeekWire
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyMark your calendar 📅 Mikey Dickerson—Adminstrator of USDS— will be on @ProductHunt, August 16 @ 10am PDT Join:
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The Precision Medicine initiative is looking for 1 million volunteers to share genetics and lifestyle data Francisco is looking for a new Chief Digital Services officer Great opportunity to make a difference!How ‘Competitiveness’ Became One of the Great Unquestioned Virtues of Contemporary Culture via @EvonomicsMag
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @Neil_Irwin But the strategy of defying analysis doesn't defy analysis... does it?
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyVery smart! Pay attention. The last line of "Middlemarch":
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyGreat work by @USDS. Bad govtech is but a symptom of bigger problem: gov institutions unfit for purpose. #startagain
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyGreat closing Brian Eno quote in @douglas_eck #scifoo talk about #AI and music/art generation out of the bubble and understand why Trump's message has such power Must read tweetstorm by @cshirky"Hack the Pentagon was a huge success; 1400 hackers participated, uncovering 138 serious bugs."
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @hmason @Medium Thanks!I love @timoreilly's positive view of machine automation here: Don't Replace People. Augment Them.
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What a great reason! So glad to hear this, @paulmromer! alliances are shifting in key battleground states:
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyHere are the slides for our "Beyond Human: The Rise Of Machine Intelligence" session #SDCC #SDCCAI
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyJust met @apollorobbins at #scifoo What a fascinating mind! Great to see him engage with psychologists @ApolloRobbins So glad you came. Amazing talk! ThanksEven things that seem well known may have greater depth. Always be curious!
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillySo, @doctorow ‘s solution: 1. Computers must obey their owners. 2. It must always be legal to disclose true facts about flaws in technology.
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly"I’m a Catholic, and Hillary is a Methodist, but I tell you, her creed is the same as mine: Do all the good you can.” —@timkaine
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyEthicists say voting w/ your heart, w/o a care about the consequences, is actually immoral
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThe media is flunking on most important stories! I CHOSE MEDIUM 😀
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly"Tools need people to use them, and freedom won’t guard itself."”Resurrecting the past to save the future.” Sweet de-extinction editorial in Chicago Tribune. Thanks @bonesandbugs
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Computer-assisted initial diagnosis of rare diseases
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly“The obligation, and the self‑interest of every company is to build a robust society.” - @timoreilly #socent
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Trump speech shows how GOP belief in limited government has been replaced by unlimited ability of government, under one man, to solve woes.
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyMicrosoft's Bing isn't a joke anymore: on track to generate roughly $5.3 billion in revenue this year
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @ArvinPanwar @peta Not as much as housecats do! @kmcurry You will find the reference in here. “Technology and business as if people matter” @tadhgin 2nd half is out! The Uber Engineering Tech Stack, Part II: The Edge and Beyond #UberEng
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyLove that Facebook is working on solar powered drones to make internet available around the world. Zuck's video:'s speech tonight says "safety will be restored." In fact, U.S. crime rates are at their lowest in 40+ years.
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillySee this from @fightfor15. #Solidarity with McDonald's employees on #strike
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @jasonfried Thanks, Jason. I feel the same way about you. @juanpri There is no “should.” What’s worth considering is that the ways we fund collective services (i.e. govt) may change #NextEconomyThese 24 ways we’re tracked on a regular basis say something scary about the future From @kevin2kelly’s new bookIf robots replace humans on the job, should they pay taxes? A provocative question. via @OReillyNext #NextEconomy
Gamechanging: Really smart presentation about education for the world we live in now #NextEconomyA Deficit of Idealism: @timoreilly on the Next Economy
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyGoogle unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @sime0n @DavidMRolf I love that you are working on that issue, but could you think of a better way to invite others than via criticism?.@timoreilly's mission: To change the world by spreading #innovators' knowledge #Startupfest
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThis is my #NextEconomy manifesto. Key principles for technology and business as if people matter @jonst0kes That seems true, but irrelevant to his point.For so long, China copied Silicon Valley. Now the race is on for Silicon Valley to copy China #NextEconomyA great way to catch up on the state of the art. is a provocative message, but worth considering. See my reply in the comments. #NextEconomy Norvig & @timoreilly discuss applications of #AI technologies & rise of conversational interfaces #OReillyAI
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThe right framing may not be how do we fix the labor movement, but how do we make the country better. @timoreilly #Dtools4workers
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @elzr Actually, I misquoted @DavidMRolf. The rank is by the average wealth of the middle class. @eshih I totally agree. @feelthisjoy Show me the data.Applications of #AI technologies. @timoreilly talks to Google's Peter Norvig: 23m (sign-in)
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Great article by @martinwolf_ on how elites need to understand populist rage.
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyGoogle Cuts Its Giant Electricity Bill With DeepMind-Powered AI
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly"Being able to see the world in a fresh way is the essence of being an entrepreneur." @timoreilly
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @OReillyMedia Deep Learning Video Collection 2016-- Featuring 9 NEW talks fr @strataconf UK!
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @neilhimself @amandapalmer Hamilton is worth every penny!Correlations between personality traits & specific groups of alpha waves in the human #EEG
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyLots of arguments about implications of raising minimum wage. What does the data show? #FightFor15 #dtools4workers @kransom2 @DavidMRolf No evidence of that from past increases. Society as a whole became more prosperous. See @DavidMRolf on why #FightFor15 is working "It is a labor movement about the needs of non-unionized workers." #dtools4workers(1) @DavidMRolf on why #FightFor15, not just 50 cents more: "Never do something small if you can do something big." #dtools4workers"The Code of Hammurabi specified the price to be paid if you took a human life. A $7.25 minimum wage is the same thing." @NickHanauer"Inclusion in the economy is the highest predictor of the stability and success of a society." @NickHanauer #dtools4workersDisenfranchising criminals for life is the action of a police state, not a democracy.
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly"The US used to have the largest middle class in the world. We're now #27.” @DavidMRolf #dtoolsforworkers hopeful news for world progress! brand new and very detailed (> 8000 words) entry on Our World In Data looks at how education is financed:
Retweeted by Tim O'Reillyw00t! Yet another family set up to get turned back on this week thanks to your donations at!
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyInside the Obama Tech Surge as it Hacks the Pentagon and VA So proud of @USDS and all they are doing!Wishing there were one transit card that worked everywhere. In my bag, SF Clipper, NYC MTA, Boston CharlieCard, DC MTA, but no ORCA cardAnd we're hiring a Security Operations Engineer to improve our opsec, and detect and defeat attacks on our systems:
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyAnd! We're also hiring a Penetration Tester to constantly review our security and to "break" our systems:
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly @John_Westra Don't get me wrong. QR codes are great. Just used one to get on my flight to Seattle. But hashtags teach an important lessonHow new tax legislation could deal a serious blow to the private prison industry. @ludwig_mike #prisons
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyVaccines work. (From my online publication
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyQR codes, nah! But #hashtags for the real world? Yep. Simple for humans beats complex for machines. #NextEconomy