Originally published every Friday at www.click2view.asia.
This week I am caught up in conspiracies concerning media, data and movies. Who decides what you see and who are they selling that data too? Find out below…
- So, did Facebook in Australia REALLY offer up vulnerable teens as an advertising demographic to brands? Er…yes actually, but that’s not half of it! This ex-Facebook exec reveals all: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/02/facebook-executive-advertising-data-comment
- Google is barely out of its teens but feels like it’s been with us forever, but will that always be the case? Not according to Daniel James whose theory on Google’s inevitable demise reads like a sci-fi blockbuster: https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-google-collapsed-b6ffa82198ee
- Picking blockbusters is about as precise as picking a Grand National winner but all that’s about to change thanks to the introduction of AI. But, what impact will this have on the quality and originality of future movies? http://fortune.com/2017/04/21/hollywood-movie-artificial-intelligence-tech-startups/
- Speaking of AI, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim this week announced the launch of a S$150m fund to boost Singapore’s AI capability in finance, city management and healthcare. That means lots of companies with lots of new stories to tell about how AI is definitely NOT going to enslave all of humankind: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-artificial-intelligence-capabilities-to-get-s-150m-8813174
- Aaaaand finally, if you’ve not read The Circle by Dave Eggers, you don’t have to as the film is coming out soon. Emma Watson stars as the woman who works for The Circle a barely concealed hybrid of Facebook, Google, Uber and all those other Silicon Valley companies who claim to want to “make the world a better place” – but for who? See the trailer here:
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