Hi great show guys.
With regard to the Facebook item, I think that they are just keen for people to share as much of their lives as possible on their platforms so they can use that to inform our shadow profile construction. I also believe Facebook have a policy of just collecting all data they can so that they can figure out what to do with it in the future.
Mozilla are trying to encourage FB to hold political advertising until after our election: https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/dear-facebook-and-google-issue-political-ad-moratorium-uk-open-letter/ - good luck to them!
I am concerned that Facebook is operating in a space that has no good legal controls and allows them to work around rules. I know that in many parts of the world “Facebook” is synonymous with “Internet”. I think it’s important that we all continue to enjoy using the WWW and not spend too much time locked into pretty walled gardens.
I’m with @WarrenHill with the red-heads tehehe
That will be so weird if Mickey mouse gets so old anyone can employ him
As for the AI in interviews piece. I think for interviewers the issue is about risk. If I employ person X will that person poison my company. I think that interviewers need to take the risk of employing people and go with their gut.
In a job a while ago and a colleague tried to get us all to do a personality questionnaire and I refused. It’s not that I’m against having fun or trying new things, but I feel us developers / IT people ought to engage with real scientific peer reviewed techniques for improving our working practices. As a result of my refusal to do the BS questionnaire I got a reputation for being the kind of guy that only cares about logic and being sceptical (really I’m not), but it wasn’t a bad thing – given I was responsible for reading technical docs and fixing things. AI is such a buzz word in the industry for right now!
The first rule about Disney owning the rights to fight club is…