Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations. I think it was one of those slides that I put together at a conference where I am getting irritated with a preceding speaker who is either peddling snake oil and/or is fatally naive.

Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deep learning is a powerful statistical technique for classifying patterns using large training data sets and multi-layer AI neural networks. Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. Why are there such universal human activity patterns?

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Breaking the forest cycle

Dave Snowden

To be frank that chaperons would be a fail grade on any 101 Philosophy course at any respectable university. They also suggest the the whole simple-complex-chaotic distinction is a co-creation of myself and Stacy which again is simply wrong and the most elementary of literature searches would have told them that. Youth, resilient and diverse stable with multiple varying pathways and patterns of relationships and power sharing balanced.

The Future of Work in the US: A Tale of Multiple Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the study found that while in aggregate the country is doing well, there are actually multiple Americas, each with widely different economic patterns and on sharply different trajectories, some of which are doing quite well and face an exciting future, while others are not in good shape and risk falling further behind. The US economy looks good by almost any measure.

Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to Google search, Angular is "a TypeScript -based open-source front-end web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations." I had to look at a bunch of Stack Overflow pages (using a variety of different search terms like 'handling errors in Node feed reader'). Continuing from Part 1 The story so far In Part 1 I covered the basics of Electron up to and including building executable applications from the Node.js

Module 168

Twelvetide 18:11 the numinous

Dave Snowden

Now that returns me to an earlier theme about the importance of children’s literature to settling the patterns or dispositions of ethical behaviour. But in Chapter VII the Mole and Ratty, searching for the lost son of Otter find him on an island in the river find in the presence of Pan “ nestling between his very hooves, sleeping soundly in entire peace and contentment, the little, round, childish form of the baby otter.

Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When we look at random things, we see patterns in them. Human brains are essentially pattern-recognition devices. So it's no surprise that we recognize patterns. The second set of results from the Google search reference the work of the respected philosopher Alvin Plantinga and offers eight reasons to believe God exists. Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Jean-de-Luz, photo by the author.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

” He is reminding of us of shiny object syndrome and to be skeptical of technology in search of solutions. I shared a few more examples of AI-driven fundraising here ) 3) Campaign Content: Examples of nonprofits using Quilt.AI , which takes every organization’s digital imprint and lets a nonprofit to better understand data patterns in large amount of data to predict changes in human behavior.

Will Artificial Intelligence Augment Nonprofit Staff or Replace?

Beth Kanter

First, the AI assistant develops and applies algorithms to ingest, clean, enrich and then searches through large amounts of data in order to recognize patterns and make recommendations. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, bots, and other automation technologies offer many benefits to nonprofit professionals because it can perform basic and mundane tasks. As a result, it frees up staff time to focus on higher value activities.

Your Art, My Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to Wikipedia, " Fairey found a photograph of Obama using Google Image Search (eventually revealed to be an April 2006 photo by freelancer Mannie Garcia for The Associated Press ) and created the original poster design in a single day." But more, the design of the cathedral also represents an attempt to find that fine point of balance where the creations of humanity mirror the patterns of nature.

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About face

Doc Searls

Examples from that link: “Face Detection & Landmarks…Facial Analysis & Attributes…Facial Expressions & Emotion… Verification, Similarity & Search.” A predictable pattern for every new technology is that what can be done will be done—until we see how it goes wrong and try to stop doing tha t. We can know more than we can tell.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion in 2019; YouTube grew from 20 million users in 2006 to around 2 billion in 2019; and WhatsApp from 300 million users in 2013 to also around 2 billion.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019). A wider search may reveal more such articles. Search I have argued many times that 'education is not a search problem'. 2019) which caught my eye.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2019) Ethical Codes As Standards of Conduct While ethics commonly applies to people in general, there is a specific class of ethics that applies to people by virtue of their membership in a professional group. Modern analytics is based mostly in machine learning and neural networks, and these in turn provide algorithms for pattern recognition, regression, and clustering. 2019) Similar functionality is also provided by IMS Global’s Caliper learning analytics (Oakleaf,,

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Although it sounds exciting at first, and certainly appeals to the emotions, several practical issues—all of which are ignored by the contributors to the ASTD 2019 discussion—limit the likelihood that organizations would primarily rely on informal learning. I would claim that we need to help people with their Search Skills. It helps share effective patterns.