Christina De Wet's Blog – July 2014 Archive (2)

MORE PEACE & SAFETY GLOBALLY < > & *****.......

Firstly thank you to all the ninjas in South Africa working non stop to promote peace and safety for all in our beautiful country and globally. A special thanks to the president for asking that the fighting in the middle east stop and they co-operate to find a peaceful, just middle way and solution for all parties affected by the war.

Our sincere condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones in all the tragedies of the past week. We share in your pain and grieve.  So many…


Added by Christina De Wet on July 21, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments


To My Family And Friends

Thank you for your love, encouragement and support during this very challenging time in my life. Mercy and Grace came through when I was put in the pit of "hell".

Life is worth living because of you all.

To others who suffer too, and there are millions globally, trust and do your best one day at a time. There is always hope. Life does not give us all the answers. Many questions remain only questions. So live life as best as you can…


Added by Christina De Wet on July 3, 2014 at 9:46am — 8 Comments

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AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns, with Fritz Allhoff

How can artificial intelligence improve food security, medicine, and infrastructure in Arctic communities? What are some logistical, ethical, and governance challenges? Western Michigan's Professor Fritz Allhoff details the future of technology in this extreme environment, which is being made more accessible because of climate change. Plus he shares his thoughts on some open philosophical questions surrounding AI.

The Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. They have made our lives more efficient, yet are increasingly encroaching on our basic rights. UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns shares some ideas on how to better embed human principles into machine code without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration.

Fighting ISIS Online, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

National security expert Asha Castleberry-Hernandez discusses what "ISIS 2.0" means and how the terrorist group has used social media to recruit and spread its message. How has its strategy changed since the death of its leader Abur Bakr al-Baghdadi? What can the U.S. military, Congress, and executive branch do better to fight the group online?





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