Yesterday’s post about GDPR and Blockchains had me wondering about potential fixes for this issue.

This video on Channel9 provides an overview of some of the more popular privacy features employed on private consortiums to enable sharing data only with specific participants in a network.  

It turns out that there are a variety of ways and the architecture of these are discussed with a brief demo using the Quorum blockchain.

Recently, this tweet popped up in my feed and it got me thinking


Which led to my response.

Through a random (or synchronicity, depending on your point of view) series of consequences, I came across this video, where Tony Robbins explains that self-education rather than relying on “standard” education makes a huge difference in people’s lives.  That video is below and there’s an interesting sequence about art improving people’s lives.

I found it inspiring and I hope you do, too.

Today, UNIX is everywhere and, through various distributions of Linux, sits on top of the technology world. Unix, however, goes back a long time – a really long time.

In this video from the AT&T archives, take a look at UNIX when it was brand new. Take note of how the challenges of software development haven’t really changed all that much and how familiar concepts like the shell, pipes, etc. have changed very little throughout the decades.

The AI Today podcast has an interesting episode on the use of AI in customer experience and how chatbots, among other uses of AI, may herald a new age of better customer service.

AI Today Podcast #78: AI in Customer Experience

The fight for customer attention is fierce and companies are increasingly turning to technology to discover new ways to help. Artificial intelligence is playing a major role in creating connected customer experiences throughout the entire customer lifecycle. In this podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer explore various ways AI is improving the customer experience.

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Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to discuss new improvements for Azure Cosmos DB SDKs, including the new, idiomatic .NET SDK with friendlier, more intuitive programming model, better testability, better performance, .NET Standard 2.0 support, and now open sourced.     

 

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Learn about the new SDKs for Azure Cosmos DB with the JavaScript SDK as an example, talk about CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) with a simple JavaScript app to demonstrate it, a new, low-cost database offer in the Azure portal, Azure DevOps build task, cost saving tips, and support for multi-region strong consistency.

 

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