Posts Tagged ‘TED Talk’

Tim Berners-Lee: What Kind of Internet Do We Want

timbernersleeExchange Magazine recently wrote, “Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want? Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. He leads the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), overseeing the Web’s standards and development.” Read more

What Big Data Can Teach Us About Language

Keith Hutchinson of the Huffington Post recently discussed an approach being used by Deb Roy to discover what Big Data can teach us about language. Hutchinson writes, “Philosophers and scientists have long wondered how human knowledge is acquired and organized. One area of specific interest concerns how we come to understand a word and both its relation to a physical referent in the world (i.e., referential meaning) and its relation to other words (i.e., sense meaning). In this regard, large scale projects like Deb Roy’s are becoming increasingly helpful. Professor Deb Roy’s study is a great example of how large-scale databases can answer important questions beyond those obtainable from standard experiments.” Read more