Internet of People Event welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

Mind Commerce

Internet of People Event welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Internet of People Event welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner”

Hacked robots could be weaponised to cause harm

hacked robots

Hacked robots could be weaponised to cause harm

Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed.

The researchers, Cesar Cerrudo and Lucas Apa of cybersecurity firm IOActive, said the vulnerabilities would allow hackers to spy on users, disable safety features and make robots lurch and move violently, putting users and bystanders in danger. Continue reading “Hacked robots could be weaponised to cause harm”

Online data & conformity: What you do when you feel you’re being watched (VIDEO)

Online data

Online data & conformity: If you feel you’re being watched, you change your behaviour (VIDEO)

Interesting video charting The Rise of Online Conformity.

Tijmen Schep, Technology Critic and Privacy Designer, SETUP, The Netherlands, will talk about “Social Cooling” on October 3, at Internet of People Event in Amsterdam. Read the interview
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Social cooling: Every bit of data could come back to bite you – Interview with Tijmen Schep, SETUP

social cooling

Social cooling: Every bit of data could come back to bite you – Interview with Tijmen Schep, SETUP

“The market is showing some ridiculous developments on automation. Let’s say you’ are sitting in the living room and you want to use your smart thermostat to make it a bit warmer. The command will go from your phone, via the ‘Cloud’ to the thermostat! While you are sitting a few meters from it! This is a form of laziness of the designers, and is a symptom of the business models that rely on gathering increasingly intimate data,” says Tijmen Schep, criticaster of the current trajectory of technological developments.

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Social Cooling – Presented by Tijmen Schep, SETUP

Tijmen Schep

Social Cooling – Presented by Tijmen Schep, SETUP, at the Internet of People Event, on Oct 03, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

What does it mean to be free in a world where surveillance is the dominant business model? More and more people are starting to realize that databrokers (a 200 billion dollar industry) are turning our data-trail into thousands of scores. This ‘digital reputation’ is starting to strongly effect our lives, influencing our chances to get a job, a cheap loan or even a nice date. As awareness spreads people are changing their behavior; studies show an increase in self-censorship and a growing culture of risk-aversion. For example, we see students not partying as hard. We see people not clicking on links because they think “someone” might record that visit, and it could ‘look bad’. We see doctors hesitating to operate on difficult diseases because a death will affect their score. In 2020 all Chinese citizens will receive a ‘social credit score’ that basically reflects how well behaved they are.

As oil lead to Global Warming, data leads to Social Cooling. Comparing these two problems is not just intended as a warning. It offers hope, a blueprint for how to deal with this issue, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human in our data-driven world. Continue reading “Social Cooling – Presented by Tijmen Schep, SETUP”

Internet of People Event welcomes Vrij Nederland as Media Partner

Vrij Nederland

Internet of People Event welcomes Vrij Nederland as Media Partner. The event will take place on October 3, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

About Vrij Nederland
Founded as a resistance paper in World War II, Vrij Nederland is a magazine on politics, culture, society and technology.

From the philosophy of algorithms to an analysis of Mark Zuckerberg’s presidential aspirations, Vrij Nederland tells the stories of our time.

Stories that clarify, deepen, surprise, inspire, move and entertain. Stories that open the world. Stories that enrich.

About Internet of People Event
The 2nd edition of the Internet of People Event will take place on October 3, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

It is a half-day conference (13.00 to 18.00) about the social implications of the Internet of Things, a human-centred approach of the digital world. Continue reading “Internet of People Event welcomes Vrij Nederland as Media Partner”

A City As Smart As Its Citizens – Presented by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Het Nieuwe Instituut

Klaas Kuitenbrouwer

A City As Smart As Its Citizens – Presented by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Het Nieuwe Instituut, at The Internet of People Event which will take place on October 03, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The ideas of the smart city of the past decade were centered around the possibilites of data-capturing and -processing technologies in order to increase transparancy and efficiency of services. They did not pay a lot of attention to the social dimensions of cities. This focus has been subject to a huge shift.

Today the challenge is to develop a smart society, centered around the needs (and desires) of citizens. Next to circular and efficient, a smart society should also be be social and inclusive. But what are the steps that need to be taken for a smart society to come into being?

Het Nieuwe Instituut has collaborated over the past two years with the Municipality of Eindhoven in the DATAstudio program, which developed around this newer concept of the smart society. Klaas Kuitenbrouwer will share some of the findings of this program. Continue reading “A City As Smart As Its Citizens – Presented by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Het Nieuwe Instituut”

Internet of People Event welcomes Ital-IoT as Media Partner

Ital-IoT

Internet of People Event welcomes Ital-IoT as Media Partner. The event will take place on October 3, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

About  Ital-IoT
“Ital-IoT” is the first coworking-network of multidisciplinary research on the Internet of Things. The founders are young Italian lawyers, designers, computer scientists, engineers, philosophers, psychologists, economists, cultural mediators, project managers,marketers, e-commerce managers, and students. Along with the genuine multidisciplinarity of the group, its distinguishing characteristic is that Ital-IoT does not merely carry out theoretical research: it resolves the (legal, technical, societal, etc.) issues involved in the IoT in order to ensure a responsible deployment of the technology. Currently Ital-IoT is developing an app for mobile devices made by and targeted to the children. Continue reading “Internet of People Event welcomes Ital-IoT as Media Partner”

How to keep robots under control – Presented by Filippo Santoni de Sio, TU Delft

How to keep robots under control – Presented by Filippo Santoni de Sio, TU Delft, at the Internet of People Event, on Oct 03, 2017, at B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Self-driving cars, healthcare robots, industrial robots, Military robots…Will they fulfil the promise to make our life easier and better or will they create more harm to humanity than the problems they will solve? The answer to this question ultimately depends on how we will design and use these robotic systems. In this talk I propose some principles to create robots that reflect the values we want them to promote.

About Filippo Santoni de Sio
Filippo Santoni de Sio is Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at Delft University of Technology. He has published one monograph, two edited collections and more than thirty academic papers on moral and legal responsibility, and the ethics of technology. He has recently prepared a White Paper on ethics and self-driving cars for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. Continue reading “How to keep robots under control – Presented by Filippo Santoni de Sio, TU Delft”