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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Challenges for the web

Catching up: Tim Berners-Lee on March 12th, 2017

Three challenges for the web, according to its inventor - "Tim Berners-Lee on how the web has evolved, and what we must do to ensure it fulfils his vision of an equalising platform that benefits all of humanity".

The Guardian report

Five-year plan and strategy

The need for algorithmic transparency!

"We also want to see stronger transparency and accountability in the use of digital resources and tools such as computer models (algorithms) that help determine the information and opportunities available to citizens".

Caitlin Moran in The Sunday Times Magazinem 8 April, 2017:

"When Tim Berners-Lee revealed last month that the algorithms of the net - encoded in its very first days - prioritised, above fact or truth, dissent, the lack of new futures suddenly makes sense...the internet's DNA forefronts the few things we have always disagreed on".

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