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How to Build Your Own Troll Bot Army

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It’s you against the bots and trolls. And, although you may not know it, you are being viciously attacked every day. To help you understand how, I am going to teach you (for informational purposes only) how to weaponize social media, and build your own troll farm. If you can read, copy, and paste, then you can do this. Let’s begin.

Beware the Tales of Techlash

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Our technological evolution is happening faster than most people ever imagined, and it is clearly happening faster than society is able to deal with it. How should we respond?

CES 2018: A Story of Innovation

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What’s really new at CES® 2018? This year, CES will be a gathering of professionals from almost every industry. Together they will architect the technological evolution of human interaction and communication. CES has transcended its “consumer electronics show” initialism, and now it tells a story of innovation unlike any we’ve seen before.

The Case for Responsible Innovation

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Once a beacon of optimism, the tech industry has come under pressure as concerns about potential negative impacts of innovation mount. Here are three ways to approach the problem. Let's discuss.

LinkedIn Top Voices in Technology 2017

Your Picks for the Top 10 Articles of 2017

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I was honored to be named LinkedIn's #1 Voice in Technology for 2017. Congratulations to the other exceptional writers who made the list, and a very big thank you to my readers! As the year winds down, I thought it would be fun to recap your picks (by pageviews) for the top 10 articles of 2017.

Messy Desks Are Perfectly Optimized

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While I was out at a meeting, my meticulously neat wife armed herself with a feather duster, donned protective pink rubber gloves, and viciously, mercilessly straightened, organized, and dusted the desk in my home office. My desk was clean, but the results were suboptimal.

#MeToo

What MeToo Is Teaching AI

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The coincidental emergence of the #MeToo hashtag and self-training, self-replicating AI systems got me thinking. How will a self-training AI system be biased when learning from the #MeToo hashtagged posts? And how would the advent of self-training AI affect the systems that control our news feeds and other curated content presented to us?

Why Lose-Lose Almost Always Beats Win-Win

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Professional negotiators often wax poetic about win-win outcomes: where both sides cooperate and compromise. In practice, win-win is never a dominant strategy. Lose-lose almost always beats it. Here’s why.

Chipping Humans

Chipping People: Are You Ready?

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Proponents of the technology tout its convenience and the idea that you never have to remember your wallet or a password, ever again. While they are technically correct, chipping people invokes a train of thought that quickly descends to the darkest of places.