Category Archives: The Cyborg

Decentralizing The Internet: The Hitchhiker’s Guide (Nicholas Resendez – Hackernoon)

Excerpt:

The world wide web, aka the internet used by the majority of users is heavily centralized. The main reason being the way which users can easily communicate and operate their daily needs and wants which ultimately enables big tech companies operations. Since internet users typically express their opinions, needs, and wants online, a tech company will attempt to identify these mutual interests, creating a bridge or in other words, a digital footprint. This bridge can then be connected to another big tech company, ultimately transferring the interests, desires, and behaviors of a user to find mutual interests on other sites. This helps keep users enticed on web pages, showing them relevant content. This can then be used by monopolistic tech companies in hopes of reaping direct traffic from one network to another.

The users are catching onto these internet monopolies. It is quite clear that many internet users believe big tech companies such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon are beginning, if not have already have attempted to take over the internet. Users have become dependent on eCommerce for their home goods, groceries, and nearly any physical goods on Amazon. The answers of the unknown can be uncovered by a quick Google search, but while you’re at it might as well check your email, then pull up the Google Maps app to head home. The main problem behind these issues is the centralization of goods and services in which we have become dependent in order to operate daily routines. The questions begs, “why can we just ditch these monopolistic companies and create better concepts?” We can; however, it seems that users tend to utilize these technology giant sites since they offer better interfaces, and quicker services.

Read the full article on Hackernoon, and follow Nicholas Resendez on Instagram @nirholas, on LinkedIn, and Twitter @Bothersome for updates on new articles.

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The Roadmap to an Analytics Culture – Robert J Zwerling & Jesper H Sorensen

“Building the culture to advance Finance from average to world class has four key components: (1) Mindset, (2) People, (3) Processes, and (4) Systems. These components, when aligned, institutionalize the practices about data driven decisions for business optimization.

Creating a “culture” of data driven decisions with analytics requires a Roadmap to advance Finance to the world class strategic business partner. Depicted in the Figure below, illuminates the four components of culture as a tightly integrated and interdependent framework.” – Robert J Zwerling and Jesper H Sorensen.

Read the original article on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/roadmap-analytics-culture-jesper-hybholt-sorensen/. The article is a collaboration between Robert J Zwerling and Jesper H Sorensen from the organization Finance Analytics Institute (www.fainstitute.com) and is an excerpt from their book, Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions – A Manifesto for Next Generation Finance.

Copyright 2019 Finance Analytics Institute, Robert J Zwerling & Jesper H Sorensen. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced without this copyright notice.

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The Age of With: Exploring The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Deloitte Analytics

“What idea links machines and people? The common answer is versus. But the true role of analytics and AI along with other tools is collaborative. The future of artificial intelligence is a future of human potential: people with machines, doing more than either could alone. Welcome to the Age of With™.”

Read more on Deloitte.

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The Coolest Piece of Math Content Ever.

For anyone who loves mathematics (or those of us who are not mathematicians but would like to play one in a movie), say hello to the coolest piece of math-related content you will ever read/interact. In fact, this is probably the coolest piece of content we have come across in recent memory, regardless of topic.

This masterpiece is called The Map of Mathematics, a project by Quanta Magazine (text by Kevin Hartnett, design and visualizations by Kim Albrecht and Jonas Parnow). It is a visual and interactive map that connects numbers, shapes, change, and passages by starting from simple starting points and branching out from there.

Do yourself a favour and check it out.

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Photo Cred: Roman Mager