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Facebook Lies About AI

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning the two things that make a difference are: A. The direct experience you have in solving computing cycle problems, data classification issues, and data trustworthiness questions and B. The number of world-class, qualified engineers you have at hand.

Facebook has neither of those. Its direct experience of AI is recent which means it doesn't yet go deep and it is struggling to find and keep top-notch engineers who could help the company aggressively tackle the issue.

So, what does it do? It lies. :) (check it out: https://goo.gl/0FKibE) It releases an 'AI' product it calls "M: which is actually powered by humans trained to pretend to be an AI. At a time when everyone else is busy going the other way (using AI and training it to try and be human) the reasons Facebook has chosen this path are simple: The company knows that the future of machine/human interaction will be governed at the UI by contact with an artificial intelligence. It doesn't have one. Probably not even close. But if it cannot yet provide some experience of the interface so that its billion plus users can become acquainted with it, trying to play catch-up later will be a difficult task.

That much we get. It's no big deal. But to actively lie to everyone about it shows that despite its troubles with its reputation Facebook continues to behave like we are stupid and it knows best. Sadly it also means that the company has no idea how to develop trust and how to use it.

For a deeper context against which all this is happening you should read +Mike Elgan's piece on chatbots: http://goo.gl/Sn9VaB. 
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They been lying for years 65 % of their so called users are fake accounts just there for marketing scams so people buy advertising space. Their so called AI - targets wrong accounts from the like click.
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Tourism Industry Particularly Reactive to Search

The link between Trust, Authority and Authenticity that makes semantic search is particularly apt when it comes to Semantic Search.

h/t +Bronwyn White
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+Bronwyn White nice work! :) 
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Being Smart

For those who have little time to train but still want to control their body and enjoy full health our new understanding of fascia, the connective tissue that acts as a single organism throughout the body could have been the perfect metaphor for the social media revolution we are experiencing :) 
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+David Amerland thankfully it's starting to do that :))
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Social Media Volume Dips

Does it matter if a social media channel shows dips in the volume of posts that appear there? The answer depends on a few factors that have to do with channel maturity.  
Social Media Networks: the connection between Trust, Traffic and Sales.
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+Craig Burton only for 5 more minutes :) I have an early meeting tomorrow. 
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Nigerian Prince erm .... Astronaut Needs Your Help

Join me, if you please, in getting this stranded Nigerian Astronaut back home. Having managed to beat everyone else and launch a hugely successful secret Space Program in the 70s Nigeria is now, sadly, in need of a little help in bringing this hero home.

I think you really need to get the whole story. Dive in here: http://goo.gl/XPXYpT

h/t +Mike Elgan for making our cheeks hurt with mirth this weekend. 
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Oh my god! He is go away! Please, Somebody help him! It is horrible!
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21st Century Challenges

Before the world became interconnected and a traveller with a little time and not a massive amount of cash could circle the globe in a day or two, disease was something that was compartmentalized.

It grew slowly, mutated locally and fought a hide-and-seek war with local inhabitants whose bodies would adjust to meet it.

Welcome to the new reality. As far as diseases are concerned now the world has no borders. The Zika virus is one of many cases that will test the ability of governments to move quickly and fluidly, sharing information across borders and developing responses that are country-agnostic. #OneWorld

A sudden, sharp increase in babies with “no foreheads and very strange heads” was baffling doctors in Brazil. That set off a search for answers that led to a little-known pathogen, the Zika virus.
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Disease does not respect political borders.
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Mine is longer than yours

We are in the 21st century. But not all of us. It is fascinating watching the US race for the Republican Presidential candidate nomination. It may as well be a tribal setting where we need to pick the strongest candidate, the fiercest warrior.

In the days of data and smarts, in a time when even the average grunt in the field packs more computing power and counter-cyberwarfare skills than most hackers, those who want to be chosen to lead the country use the kind of psychology and even cognitive appeal that Crazy Horse (https://goo.gl/q07aIP) would have felt right at home with. And maybe Crazy Horse might have the upper hand here when it comes to understanding right from wrong. ;) This should really be filed under #entertainment. 
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Xavier, gary and r1p are all idiots
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In a Parallel Universe, Elsewhere...

"...rather than help citizens that are being poisoned by their own water, Michigan senators chose to spend their time and money upholding an already existing sodomy ban that is impossible to enforce." #Murica I am thinking of starting a new collection with news from those other universes where sanity (and maybe the law of Gravity too) no longer holds sway. :) And just in case some of you who read my posts feel I am singling out the US too much, rest assured, it is only because of its size and breadth which provides more ammunition. When it comes to lack of sanity the UK is quite capable of producing its own special brand of unique moments to treasure. :) 
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I fail to believe there is a country just South of me where anal sex is illegal in some places. I can't even wrap my head around the fact that is a more important issue to government leaders than toxic drinking water.
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Probably the Sanest Article I've Seen on Current US Politics at the Mo

You need to read this and be prepared to smile :) 
With the US presidential election just nine months away, American political satirist, PJ O'Rourke casts a scathing eye over the candidates.
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+josh dillard I need a translator. I still have no idea what you are saying. 
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A success story to start the day with. (Plus it is about coffee ;) )

h/t +Bradford Lowry
 
How Fan Loyalty Get's A 3 Year Old Coffee Company It's Own Super Bowl Commercial Worth $5 Million
+Death Wish Coffee Company entered +Intuit's Small Business Big Game Competition and WON, thanks to the dedication of a very loyal fan base. Death Wish Coffee made history as the smallest business to ever have a commercial in the Super Bowl, beating out 15,000 other businesses who entered the competition. 
You can see their Thank You video to the all the fans who voted for them here, https://youtu.be/J5JVXgbUGz8

So, CONGRAT'S to the 11 employees of Death Wish! You're a testament to every small business, that customer loyalty can make a big difference in a companies success story. 

Hey +David Amerland & +Mark Traphagen I think you will like this ... Caffeine, Tribe, Trust, & Loyalty. 

#coffee   #smallbusiness   #sundaycoffee   #coffeelovers  
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THANKS SO GOOD David Amerland
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Error in the Network Effect

Privately I have always thought that mental illness stems from cross-wiring in the brain going a little awry. Now we have some evidence that the dearth of connectivity in the brain may be the cause of schizophrenia.
A new study provides researchers with their first biological handle on the disorder, and helps explain why it often begins at a relatively young age.
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Or your brain connected with something else...liked WOW! 
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Excellent Description

+Teodora Petkova should be on your horizon when it comes to content and semantic search. This piece case in point.
 
Publishing in a world of data
Semantic Technologies and Our Web-like Existence

An excerpt from my new blog post for +Ontotext. Check the entire text here: http://goo.gl/DzBD5n

"The swelling amounts of data produced every day propel the rise of a new breed of publishers, ones who strive to adapt to the rapid social change and find the most appropriate structures and processes to enable content creation, publishing and distribution in a world of constant connectivity where data never sleeps."


p.s. I love the graphic designer's image for my metaphor (which you will see in the upcoming slides :)) about semantic technologies being the "cutting" of a raw diamond (content).



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The world is changing. Showing how is part of what I do. I travel a lot (less than I used to). G+ is my home in more ways than one. In one way or another, all of us here, are part of a vanguard that "gets" the change that's happening.  

In my posts, interviews and podcasts I add pieces to the puzzle. I explain how each one fits in a bigger picture. How that bigger picture then makes sense. 

Sensemaking changes everything.

Before I got here, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing, speaking and blogging. 

In my offline time I indulge a lifelong passion in martial arts, I run, hit the heavy bag and try to find the limits at which we can go without sleep and still function. I also visit as many museums and cafes as possible. Funnily enough I regard what can be found in both museums and cafes as brain food. 

Fitness is important to me. It helps maintain a level of sanity that would otherwise require pharmaceuticals or expensive therapy. I pay some of what it has given me back by running  a Fitness Community. I am also a moderator of Plus Your Business a community focused on helping business people get the most out of G+ and the semantic web. 

Speaking of semantics, I am the owner of Google Semantic Search a community I started to explore the implications of semantic technology in daily life (and there are many) and I also own and post a lot in the SEO Help Community.

Professionally I advise a handful of companies globally, blog for a number of websites, including Forbes, journalism.co.uk, and socialmediatoday and write for magazines and newspapers. 

I give about 50 talks, speeches and presentations each year and hold an annual seminar on SEO and Social Media (details to which you will find on my website.). I advise a couple  of global companies and a handful of startups on social media positioning and search strategies and I write for Forbes, 21CIT, Insights and a number of dead-tree newspapers. 

Some of the Events  I have been part of:
  • SEO in the Sun (SEO & Introduction to Social Media)
  • Manchester SES (SEO)
  • Business Group Digital Conference (SEO & Social Media)
  • Rutgers University mini-MBA (SEO and Social Media Crisis Management)
  • Shanghai APAC executive SEO & Social Media Crisis Management training.
  • MxDE Senior Executive Program, Zug (Piercing the Search Bubble).
  • SMX East (keynote speech on Entities in semantic search)
  • Semantic Technology & Business Conference panelist
  • SMX London
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  • Working on a writing project about which I can't yet say anything. (Sorry)
If you made it this far you might be interested to know that now all of my writing is curated (without comment) at Prometheus. I no longer use RSS on my website and the G+ Page here gives me the opportunity to archive all my writing across the web.  I have, however, created an RSS feed for it so you can keep track of everything I write here.

The best way to reach me is through Google+ or my website: davidamerland.com
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Building Trust - Resource Page
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Business development trust resource page.

Personal Data, Self-Gain and Social Networks
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The question regarding the value of personal data and social networks is only now being addressed.

How Google Search Gets Even Smarter
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Google's efforts in predictive search are key to how useful mobile devices become.

Data Center Learnings: What Others Can Learn From Our Experiences
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LinkedIn is growing at a rate of two new members per second, so our infrastructure and data center systems have to expand to match. Thousand

The Future of Google+ - Martin Shervington
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The Future of Google+ is based around Collections and Communities. This Stream will help you connect with great people and ideas, broadening

What if Google+ took over the Open Web?
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The pairing down of Google+ allows it to truly expand its reach.

Google's Real Time Search and how to use it for your online marketing
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The coin of most business is information. What you do and how you do it often depends upon the quality of research you can carry out and you

A quick introduction to Machine Learning - Plus Your Business
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Learn more and understand what is Machine Learning in this quick introduction with David Amerland.

Social Media Meltdown: The Brian Presley and Melissa Stetten Story
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A non-story on a privat eencounter between two people highlights all the ethical and practical pitfalls associated with social media.

5 Reasons to Use Facebook Dynamic Product Ads
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As you may have heard by now, Facebook has recently announced its latest feature to its advertising community: the Dynamic Product Ads. This

The Tribe That Discovered Trust
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The Tribe That Discovered Trust by David Amerland

Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty: Structural Equation Model or One-Dime...
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Causal thinking is seductive. Product experience comes first, then feelings of satisfaction, and finally intentions to continue as a custome

Dirty secrets
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EMISSIONS of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other nasties from cars’ and lorries’ exhausts cause large numbers of early deaths—perhaps 58,000 a y

There are several things that make a bar by the sea: First the sea. On this Mare Mare is unrivaled. There are tables that are practically within five steps from where the waves break. The setting has been nicely decorated and on a hot summer night it feels brilliant. Second, the service. You do want to feel that everything is as magical and special as the setting and sea and here, unfortunately Mare Mare fails to deliver. Water, comes in plastic disposable cups (and it's not cold). The waiters are not trained and although they do try hard, their best is not sufficient substitute for a system to working the tables that allows the patrons to get their drinks in time without having to wait for more than forty thirty minutes (for a couple of drinks) and an additional twenty (for ice-cream ordered at the same time as the drinks, which came half melted). Consider the fact that you do spend money there and the prices are not cheap, the level for service is deplorable. If you really want to enjoy the sound of the waves and the simmering play of moonlight on the surface of the sea grab a rag and a portable cooler and spend some time on the beach, just five meters away. It's free and you get to supply your own drinks, but then again you won't get frustrated by an order that will come in parts, late and be disappointing.
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Two-floor gym with some superb equipment and really friendly stuff. I found it by accident when I was looking for a place to train and I have been a member now for the last three years. Whenever I am in Greece it's where I can be found when not working. ;) It is professionally run, has great opening hours and the membership fee includes classes as well as the use of the equipment. Of the many gyms that can be found in Patras this is one of the best. You will not be disappointed.
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Dedicated staff and excellent exam results speak for themselves. There are not that many businesses that managed to grow during the recession in Greece - this is one of them.
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Googleplex has a feel and atmosphere that is uniquely its own. I had relatively little time to spend there but the place is totally addictive. It thrums with intent and everyone you meet is dead earnest about their ability to change the world and have an impact. Plus you really got to love a place where ideas simply flow across every conversation.
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Huge hotel with some history practically across the road from Penn Station, in Manhattan. Brief stay over three days it feels totally impersonal so if you want a more cosy feel this is definitely not the place to be. It is incredibly busy and often feels like a massive bus stop with crowds coming in and equally large numbers leaving. The lobby is massive. There is a concierge service but what they do exactly is hard to tell. A quick question on how to get somewhere resulted in my having to use my phone and Google maps any way. Then again this is NYC and the whole city feels like this. It adds to a s sense of imperative and speed that carries you along so you hardly notice the imperfections.
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Budget hotel chosen for its proximity to a speaking venue. Great bar and restaurant and the staff were extremely friendly. It was clean, efficient and lived up to everything one might expect from a place like this.
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No visit to Paris can be complete without at least one trip to the S=arc De Triomphe. I walked the route rather than drive and it allowed me to take in the Seine river barges that were very much Highlander in style (for those who know the TV series). Totally loved the change of the guard.
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