Ideas

What's on our radar.

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Vector clouds

What if serverless was real?

For most of us, the best approach to scaling complex distributed systems is to not do that. So, Nick Rockwell asks, why isn’t serverless a bigger deal?

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Air show

Fly the airplane

Kristopher Beevers explains how to augment Incident Command with simple tools and processes, such as basic checklists or regular fire drills.

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System network

Government is a system

Matt Cutts discusses how better technology can improve not just software systems but also trust in government itself.

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Code

Your data is being manipulated

danah boyd explores how systems are being gamed, how data is vulnerable, and what we need to do to build technical antibodies.

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Snow leopards

Will AI help save the snow leopard?

Joseph Sirosh shares a story about a volunteer’s dilemma, an engineer’s ingenuity, and how AI, cloud, data, and devices came together to save snow leopards.

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Law

The real project of AI ethics

Joanna Bryson says AI's main threat is not that it will do anything to us, but that we'll use it to predict and manipulate our behaviors.

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Police Line Do Not Cross

White collar crime risk zones

Sam Lavigne offers an overview of White Collar Crime Risk Zones, a predictive policing application that predicts financial crime at the city-block level.

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Evening sky

Journey to consolidation

Cesar Delgado joins Mike Olson to show how Apple is using its big data stack and expertise to solve non-data problems.

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Notes

Music, the window into your soul

Ever wondered how Spotify seems to know what you want? Christine Hung shares how Spotify uses data and algorithms to improve user experience and drive business.