A colleague of mine at Brunel, shared this video, about Facial Recognition. It captures some of the ethical challenges presented by this technology – it is well worth a watch. Key points covered in this video include: Start - How it’s depicted in media. 1min - Not just humans. 1:57 - Privacy and civil liberty … Continue reading John Oliver on Face Recognition
Earlier this week, I participated in the public webinar series organised by the research office, at Brunel University London. I discussed why we are experiencing a contraction in the mortgage market, now. Then, drawing on my research about customer screening in financial services, I reflected on how this contraction is likely to create vulnerability … Continue reading Video from my Brunel Public Webinar Series: Mortgage market lockdown
Let me share with you a short video that came to my attention, recently. It shows how much personal data we give away, when we like a page on Facebook:
When I was at Oxford Brookes University, I worked on a project about the digitalisation of small and medium businesses (SMEs). We looked at how these businesses were using digital technologies, and which factors supported the successful adoption and depletion of these technologies. This was a project developed with Drs. Sarah Quinton, Rebecca Pera, … Continue reading Video: Digitalisation of SMEs
Somebody told me about a very interesting TED talk on creativity. I was very intrigued, and decided to search for it when I got home. The person that mentioned the talk, said that the speaker discussed how starting to drink coffee (instead of beer) had had such a positive impact on creativity: people were lucid … Continue reading About creativity, coffee and the need to think like a customer
I was searching for some materials for my lecture, and came across the video below, summarising an academic journal article that I use in my teaching, and which I blogged about here. I really, really liked this video. The camera follows a woman walking in a busy high street, while a female voice-over talks about … Continue reading Advice for creating short video presentations?