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  • More Breaches, SFO Close Call, New Tech Under Fire

    October 19, 2018

    Dr. Doom vs TTI/Vanguard: Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed Dr. Doom for his jaundiced predictions has been waging war against our speakers. First came dueling Congressional testimonies last week in which he contradicted Peter Van Valkenburgh (San Francisco, Dec 2017) by calling cryptocurrencies not just a bubble but a pyramid scheme. Second, he declared blockchain to be “no better than an Excel spreadsheet.” And finally Roubini challenged Vitalik Buterin (Philadelphia, Jul 2015) to a debate. Crypto-bulls, take heart—while Roubini gives himself credit for calling the great financial recession, his ominous predictions are often more audacious than accurate.

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  • Microsoft Open Source Patents, AR Subtitles, Wayback for Programs

    October 12, 2018

    Have you registered yet for TTI/V’s most popular event each year [next]? Members will gather in San Francisco on December 4 and 5 for Paul Daugherty, Anthony Goldbloom, Steve Jurvetson, and so much more!

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  • Secret Chips, Voter Peer Pressure, Transparent AI

    October 05, 2018

    Congrats to Deborah Estrin, former TTI/Vanguard advisory board member (and past speaker: Jersey City, Oct 2013; San Jose, Sep 2000) for being named a MacArthur fellow “for her innovative work using mobile devices and data to address social challenges.”

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  • Google is Creepy, US Corps Abet Chinese Censorship, Proof for the Riemann Hypothesis

    September 28, 2018

    The TTI/Vanguard team invites you to relive Less Is More by viewing and sharing the videos of the conference presentations, which are now in the TTI/V archive along with the Highlights, Citations, and speaker slides.

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  • Quantum Workforce, Alexa Hammer, The Price of Pizza

    September 21, 2018

    Speaker presentations and Nancy Kleinrock’s highlights from the D.C. meeting, Less Is More, are in the TTI/Vanguard member archive. The Citations will be installed next week.

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  • AI for Lead Pipes, ICO not a Bust, France Bans Laptops

    September 07, 2018

    Almost exactly a year ago, Douglas Guilbeault (Washington, D.C., Sep 2017) described for us how social bots can and have been used to introduce propaganda and skew political discourse in social networks. His newest research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy, looks at the paradoxical fact that bipartisan networks can amplify bias on issues like climate change instead of reducing it. He looks into the mechanisms that cause that paradox, and finds some ways to instead reduce bias. Doug will join us as a last-minute addition to the Less Is More agenda.

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  • September: Less Is More

    September 05, 2018

    The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies 

    By Michael V. Hayden
    (Penguin, May 2018)

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  • September: Less Is More

    September 05, 2018

    Click Here to Kill Everybody 

    By Bruce Schneier
    (Norton, September 2018)

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  • Deepfake Dancing, Waymo is Sunday Driver, Internet Archive in the Spotlight

    August 31, 2018

    The pre-conference readings (“Reconnaissance Papers”) for next month’s Less Is More are in the TTI/V archive and available through the conference app. 

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  • Dynamicland Secures Partners, Wi-Fi Bomb Detection, 100-Gb/s Wireless Transmission

    August 24, 2018

    Design & Doing meeting in Los Angeles 2018, will no doubt remember Bret Victor’s mind-expanding session about Dynamicland, a spatial computing research lab prototyping "the world of the future," in which computing is a part of everyday life and blends seamlessly into simple human interactions. Cofounded by Victor and longtime TTI/V Advisory Board member Alan Kay, Dynamicland—the likely venue for the March 2019 meeting’s field trip—has just secured two major corporate partners for their 2019–2024 research program. They're looking for a few more partners to collaborate and share in their research. Contact Luke Iannini at luke@dynamicland.org to inquire.
     

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