re:BASED talk: Matt Jaeh - Tips for Leadership
Founder of ProctorU, Matthew Jaeh shares some leadership tips he has picked up throughout his career, including a bucket approach to strategizing as well as how to hire the right people for your company.
Please remember to keep an eye out for more talks from re:BASED as they become avalable. You can find all the released talks at https://rebasedconf.com/2022.
re:BASED - Lunch & Liberty
Put it on your calendars! We are having another lunchtime Zoom call where we chat about technology and liberty. Wednesday, July 19th, at 1pm CST. Let us know you’re coming, and if you’d like to present.
UN Orders Mandatory Digital IDs Worldwide - The United Nations (UN) is directing banks globally to implement mandatory digital IDs for all customers, according to new policy briefs titled “A Global Digital Compact, Reforms to the International Financial Architecture, and The Future of Outer Space Governance.” Meanwhile, Barack Obama Proposes “Digital Fingerprints” to combat “misinformation.”
Biden’s Deputies Hide Mass Fraud in H-1B Middle-Class Outsourcing Visa - Alleged fraud in the U.S. H-1B visa program, chiefly involving Indian-run companies, is reportedly leading to job loss and wage undercutting for American workers. Meanwhile, Biden’s cabinet has not taken substantial steps to address the problem.
Good UI design isn’t all magic, but a design system sure is - Lucca Rodrigues emphasizes usability and consistency in UI design, suggesting an initial grayscale design and low-fidelity iterations. Rodrigues encourages the early construction of a design system with pre-defined options. Figma is recommended for prototyping, and the Class Variance Authority library for creating design systems, separating styling from logic. The focus should be on feature-oriented UI, with design systems enhancing the user experience.
Security Analysis of the Dominion ImageCast X - Security expert J. Alex Halderman outlines the results of his security analysis of Georgia’s Dominion ImageCast X Ballot Marking Devices, including numerous vulnerabilities in the software that are likely to be targeted. He also describes Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s peculiar lack of concern for the vulnerabilities as well as resistance to installing security patches.
Irish Gov’t Declare: “We Are Restricting Freedom for the Common Good” - The Irish government is introducing the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022, which will limit free speech and criminalize incitement to violence or hatred against those with “protected characteristics”.
Robot (Government) Overlords
World from Eyes - Using a portrait of a person, developers have been able to compute a 3D reconstruction of what the person is observing using the reflection in their eye.
Yann LeCun’s Vision Starts Materializing - AI News Roundup - Meta AI has revealed its first model based on the vision of Yann LeCun, the company’s Chief AI Scientist, which utilizes self-supervised learning (SSL) to mimic human learning processes. The Joint Embedding Predictive Architecture (I-JEPA), is a computer vision model that builds an internal representation of the environment, demonstrating superior proficiency and computational efficiency across various tasks. These advancements, along with continued investment and development in the AI space, suggest a promising future for SSL architectures.
AD-AutoGPT: An Autonomous GPT for Alzheimer’s Disease Infodemiology - A group of computer scientists developed an innovative AI tool, AD-AutoGPT, that can independently collect, analyze, and understand conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease from various news outlets. This tool opens new doors in public health research, shedding light on key trends and topics in Alzheimer’s Disease discussions and illustrating the potential of AI in gaining deeper insights into complex health narratives.