Solving Homelessness Through Good Design - Impact Hub
As CEO of a shelter and infrastructure design studio with the vision of ending one of our biggest global challenges: homelessness, billionBricks founder Prasoon Kumar often recalls the following line from a famous poet: “…and miles to go before I sleep.”– Robert Frost Indeed, at times, the scope of the job seems insurmountable, with estimates of 1.6 billion people lacking adequate housing around the world and 78 million homeless in India alone. After the completion of billionBricks’ first project, a night shelter for 100 children sleeping on the streets of Mumbai, Prasoon realized the effort had only helped 0.0001% of his native country’s homeless population. But through digital media, this one of a kind non-profit social enterprise has been able to travel great distances toward their goal and reach an exceptionally large audience along the way. In July, one of billionBricks’ current projects was featured on Fast Company.
Data Ontology is the Future, and I Can’t Wait
Click to learn more about author Mike Brody. When the inventor of the World Wide Web says a new technology is gonna be big, I’m inclined to listen. In this now decade-old TED Talk, W3C Director Sir Tim Berners-Lee makes a convincing case for the critical importance of what he calls “data linking,” a technology that would allow data to be linked the way pages are in Wikipedia. Since that talk, the concept has evolved into a critical component of the next internet revolution, what experts call Web 3.0. Berners-Lee explains data linking this way: “Like the web of hypertext, the web of data is constructed with documents on the web.
Trump tweets analyzed by linguists reveal five characteristics
For many people living in war-torn or remote areas, medical care is sometimes only available from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The mission of Doctors Without Borders is to help people around the world where the need is greatest. This includes delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disaster, or who lack access to basic medical care. Through its swift mobilization of resources and personnel, Doctors Without Borders is able to enter underserved regions to provide crucial medical care to patients who wouldn’t survive without it.
How Ryder Carroll Designed Bullet Journal
Track the past, organize the present, and prepare for the future. Sound like a familiar challenge? Ryder Carroll, a New York-based designer, set out to tackle this head on from his notebook. A little over three years ago, Ryder developed the Bullet Journal, an analog system designed to be a to-do list, diary, notebook, and sketchbook. It’s flexible enough that you can use it in your Moleskine, or borrow elements to put into place in Evernote. We recently chatted with Ryder about the origins of the bullet journal and how he implements it in his daily life.
Gene Ontology overview
An ontology is a formal representation of a body of knowledge within a given domain. Ontologies usually consist of a set of classes (or terms or concepts) with relations that operate between them. The Gene Ontology (GO) describes our knowledge of the biological domain with respect to three aspects: In an example of GO annotation, the gene product “cytochrome c” can be described by the molecular function oxidoreductase activity, the biological process oxidative phosphorylation, and the cellular component mitochondrial matrix. The GO vocabulary is designed to be species-agnostic, and includes terms applicable to prokaryotes and eukaryotes, as well as single and multicellular organisms.
We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself
I led Facebook’s efforts to fix privacy problems on its developer platform in advance of its 2012 initial public offering. What I saw from the inside was a company that prioritized data collection from its users over protecting them from abuse. As the world contemplates what to do about Facebook in the wake of its role in Russia’s election meddling, it must consider this history. Lawmakers shouldn’t allow Facebook to regulate itself. Because it won’t. Facebook knows what you look like, your location, who your friends are, your interests, if you’re in a relationship or not, and what other pages you look at on the web.
While working on post-harvest loss for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, we wanted to understand how farmers perceived the issue of food spoilage—basically any of their harvest that went bad before it could be sold or eaten. Instead of just asking farmers what they thought about this problem we used a card sort game to get a more nuanced picture. After using regular interviewing techniques to delve into how much food a farmer loses and why, we would ask farmers to put a set of illustrated cards in sequence of what they would invest in first.
Creating Knowledge and Maximizing the Value of Data with Ontologies – Kyndi
Creating Knowledge and Maximizing the Value of Data with Ontologies November 16, 2017 “What a man doesn’t understand, he does not possess.”
It’s time to address the elephant in the room: Influencers don’t really influ...
Earlier this week a major shitstorm hit the Internet, when a boutique hotel owner posted a screenshot of an email he received from a travel blogger and “influencer”, asking for a free stay (in the period of Valentine’s day no less!) in return for “coverage” and promotion to her (80k) followers. He posted a very sarcastic and direct reply, rejecting the request. He did not name the blogger, and even hid her details from the screenshot, yet somehow, this blew out of proportions, with her getting “shamed” and “outed” (how, exactly?
Deep Learning for the Masses (… and The Semantic Layer)
Well do you want to know the secret? The secret sauce that the big technology companies use? It’s not only Deep Learning (maybe it’s not Deep Learning at all)
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