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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.
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.
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- 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)
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- Getting to No. 1 on Google in Simple Steps
- Brilliant Search Engine Optimisation
- Working on a writing project about which I can't yet say anything. (Sorry)
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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 's piece on chatbots: http://goo.gl/Sn9VaB.
I cannot stress how important this really is. It actually makes the Space/Time fabric also real which also means that was can find holes in it and maybe even at some point go beyond it (!). This is really exciting stuff and it's gives us three unique things: (1) The construction of the most sensitive instrument on the planet, ever. (2) We have finally been able to see the Graviton (https://goo.gl/MxyvnY) an elementary particle hypothesized by Einstein almost 100 years ago, at work! (3) We now know that the fabric of Space/Time exists.
All of this opens up the door to exotic Star trek-type kinda Physics.
This is the background stuff on this: http://goo.gl/Hf8RmN but the reason I am sharing this post is coz #WomenInScience :)
Or at least it seems that way :)
"For outsiders, we see evidence for gender bias: women's acceptance rates are 71.8% when they use gender neutral profiles, but drop to 62.5% when their gender is identifiable . There is a similar drop for men, but the effect is not as strong," the paper noted.
"Women have a higher acceptance rate of pull requests overall, but when they're outsiders and their gender is identifiable, they have a lower acceptance rate than men.
A new study (to be peer reviewed still) suggests that there is a bias against women in tech, still and coding in particular even when sex-agnostic evaluation of code suggests women are better at it than men, by a 4% margin at least.
Bias may be inevitable as a kneejerk reaction and we all may be prone to it even when we are not truly aware of its incidence. What helps is that studies like this make us all more aware of our own subconscious behavior which is probably the best way to go towards changing it for the better.
Dive in: http://goo.gl/KCACMm
Thanks to the EU European citizens will now have a lesser search. The Right to be Forgotten ruling required Google to remove specific results from search upon the meeting of certain criteria. The ruling, initially brought in on a single case involving a Spanish man (http://goo.gl/MJGDyA) has opened the door for all sorts of attempts to hide (http://goo.gl/QPT92C) resulting in all sorts of shenanigans (http://goo.gl/bXdVFU) as you'd expect.
Now, all it takes of course is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to get round the restriction and actually discover what has been omitted from Google's non-US search results and that is exactly the point. A lot of time, energy and effort has gone into defending and setting up something that doesn't solve the issue.
In the 21st century EU legislators would have got much further if they had started to consider legislation that creates some guidelines as to how to assess, in context, online information. We already have a statute of limitations regarding some crimes and that is exactly for this reason. It seems illogical not to have some kind of protection regarding digital behavior.
Too much to ask for? Yeah, it seems. For now.
on his vision of trust. :)
h/t who got the ball rolling on this :)
I entered a contest proposed by in The Trust Community, to write about Trust, explaining it in 100 words or less. Trust me, it is hard to do! :)
Would you join us and share your views with us, maybe write up your take and submit it to win the new book The Tribe That Discovered Trust by
... just click the green banner below and join us! :)
My Submission is as follows >
"Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
Building trust has no simulation effective, only gaining what we really want, when we act to all relations in honor!
We trust, how? There is a little magic in the leaps we take for each other when we recognize similarities. The real magic is in our consistency, all relationships build around it, or the lack of it.
Respect and honor; trust, the heart of interpersonal relations and communications between groups or peoples in common, the foundation.
Causes of trust developing, maintaining and unraveling are dynamic, changing as people act and grow within relationships!
All my best this day, one and all, and lift the commons leaving it better, so much better than you find it! :)
#trust #community #book #writing #contest #win
The real goal they may seek, is not always to be gained, in one exchange. If the goal is to gain an audience, for telling or demonstration of a vision, mission or offer, it is the first step.
Getting to know each other, the second step, we, our company or group and our empowering trusted leadership demonstrated in the offering and people, and them engaging, trust will grow between all, and our enterprise and interpersonal relations thrive!
Trust, the verb before! :)
I thank for this competitive written examination of trust, should be fun in theory, to discover the mechanisms folks find important, in finding something as true.! :)
The moment we understand something it gives us a natural competitive edge. We are suddenly in a position to use our better understanding to benefit. Semantic search is no different. My post on Machine Learning: https://goo.gl/pdWXRN laid out some of the basics behind the cutting-edge developments associated with semantic search.
Classification (http://goo.gl/NrWsj5) and Validation (http://goo.gl/LhkXuF) are the two areas where the machine learning breakthroughs are being applied.
So, how do we benefit? How does the average webmaster with a site to promote and a business to run benefit from it? Well for a start you need to make sure that the information you pump out helps with Classification making use hashtags, Ontology structure and thematic linking. Concepts that are explained simply and practically in SEO Help (http://goo.gl/VIdKTe).
Then you need to make sure that the amount of information you pump out and the breadcrumb trails created by our digital footprints remain consistent and granular. Again, a concept covered in SEO Help.
The activities that need to be taken in order to benefit from semantic search are straightforward, logical and should be part of your overall integrated digital marketign strategy.
Poor Facebook, these days must feel the knives are out for it big time. Fist, a French court upholds that an image of the Realist (https://goo.gl/e90Q6q) French painter Gustave Courbet (https://goo.gl/AFyQuw) that was a close up of a nude woman painted by the artist, should not have been banned and Facebook needs to pay a fine: http://goo.gl/f6vsiI. Then the Facebook initiative to bring internet to India under a plan that appears to violate Net Neutrality big time (http://goo.gl/0KOahl) was blocked. To add insult to injury, on the latter issue Facebook also appeared to have a Colonial mentality (http://goo.gl/fUuK7I).
Trust in the world’s largest social network appears to be on the wane (http://goo.gl/Mlgxss). Even 19th century French painters appear to be against it these days. ;)
Incidentally for a debate on digital practices and the morality landscape you may want to catch either this: http://goo.gl/ZFq69g or this http://goo.gl/ovZujT - or both. :D
Far, far away where negative advertising (a.k.a. professional mud slinging) is perfectly ok. Conservative viewers who are strong on family values (presumably) identify adult film actress the #irony here is so thick it needs a chainsaw to cut it. :)
Read about it here: https://goo.gl/Dz213i and in the clip below :) Coz, you know: #Friday
Digital is the way to go ahead. We all know this, right? Newspapers are still struggling to find their way here.
: Britain's Independent newspaper will publish for the final time in late March as it moves online only putting 150 jobs at risk.
Follow Updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/the-independent/
That's what and I will discuss in the next installment of his #SEOHelp book. Step #7 is all about engagement.
Feel free to engage with us on this important chapter in our ongoing discussions of SEO strategies for business.
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