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From Kenya to Africa to the World.
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    FluidTalks Ep 99 A.I in the classroom with Daniel Machanje (Strathmore University Series)

    FluidTalks Ep 99 A.I in the classroom with Daniel Machanje (Strathmore University Series)

    On this Strathmore University 3-episode series, we were honored to interview and record computer science, 3rd year students, led by their lecturer Mr Daniel Machanje.

    The recordings were done in 3 different classes, full of Mr Machanje's students who warmly welcomed us.



    This first episode covers Mr Machanje's thoughts on AI from a lecturer's perspective and his experience on how students interact with it.


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    • 39 min
    FluidTalks Ep98: Why Do You Take Photos?

    FluidTalks Ep98: Why Do You Take Photos?

    The release of the Pixel 8 series of phones saw the announcement of some AI-powered photo editing features. In this episode we talk about them and some interesting philosophical questions.

     

    The weeks news:


    Dependabot Not So Dependable -> Read More
    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Satellite -> Read More
    A brand new Windows App Store -> Read More
    An upgrade on Teams -> Read More
    Amazon joins the race -> Read More



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    Research Materials:


    Google announcement #1: Read More
    Google announcement #2: Read More
    Google keynote: Read More
    Breakdown of camera features: Read More
    Summary of Google keynote: Read More
    Reactions:

    TechRadar: Read More

    Wired: Read More

    Tech Advisor: Read More

    9to5Google: Read More

    The Verge: Read More (The comment section is also worth a look)



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    • 47 min
    FluidTalks Ep97: The US vs. Google

    FluidTalks Ep97: The US vs. Google

    In this week’s episode, we look at the ongoing (as of the time of recording) antitrust case being faced by Google in the US. And is it a sign of more regulatory action to come against Big tech?

     

    The weeks news:

    1. You can find love on Tinder for $500 a month, if you qualify for its elite tier ->  Read More

    2. Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Press Release -> Read More

    3. Unity has changed its pricing model, and game developers are pissed off -> Read More

    4. TikTok to provide monetization training to Kenyan creators -> Read More



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    Research Materials:

    In addition to the links provided above, The Verge has an excellent stream on the case that can be found here: Read More

    Microsoft antitrust: Read More





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    • 45 min
    FluidTalks Ep96: One App To Rule Them All…

    FluidTalks Ep96: One App To Rule Them All…

    The world of super-apps is here with us, from WeChat to Mpesa. In this episode, Michael and Gloria dive into this subject, talking about Mpesa and the platform that powers its super-app.

     

    The weeks news:

    1. Microsoft is bringing Python to Excel -> Read More

    2. PlayStation is buying premium headphone brand Audeze -> Read More

    3. ‘Modern cars are a privacy nightmare,’ the worst Mozilla’s seen -> Read More

    4. Apple Event - September 12 -> Watch

    5. KFCB asks TikTok to disable live feature in Kenya -> Read More



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    Research Materials:

    Mpesa App Details -> Read More



    Mpesa launches a super app:

    Read More

    Read More



    Mini App (Program) Development

    Read More

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    Read More



    Misc. Material

    Read More





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    • 38 min
    FluidTalks Ep95: To Ban Or Not To Ban, That Is The Question

    FluidTalks Ep95: To Ban Or Not To Ban, That Is The Question

    In this episode, we take a look at the petition presented to the national assembly. Are they really being realistic with this?

     

    The weeks news:

    1. Sega Purchase of Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds -> Read More

    2. Threads: Meta to launch web version of flagging Threads app -> Read More

    3. Microsoft AI Recommends Ottawa Food Bank as a Tourist Destination -> Read More



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    Research Materials:

    1. Speaker Wetangula receives petition to ban TikTok in Kenya -> Read More

    2. MPs receive petition seeking to ban TikTok in Kenya -> Read More

    3. The dark side of TikTok | How Kenyans have turned TikTok into Sodom and Gomorrah -> Read More

    4. TikTok bans in other countries -> Read More

    5. What are gifts on TikTok and how much do they cost? -> Read More

    6. Kenya leads world in TikTok usage – Report -> Read More

    7. TikTok Statistics In 2023 (Users, Revenue & Trends) -> Read More

    8. Senegal suspends TikTok -> Read More

    9. Canada TikTok ban on government devices -> Read More

    10. Australia TikTok ban on government devices -> Read More



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    • 30 min
    FluidTalks Ep94: The Craze Of The (World)Coin

    FluidTalks Ep94: The Craze Of The (World)Coin

    In this episode, we take a look at the recent drama surrounding WorldCoin and demistify it.

     

    The weeks news


    YouTube Blank homepage -> Read More
    Microsofts new default font -> Read More



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    Worldcoin Research Materials:

    The whitepaper link https://whitepaper.worldcoin.org/

    The FAQs https://worldcoin.org/faqs

    Tools for Humanity https://www.toolsforhumanity.com/

    Some of the points that may be worth looking into are:


    Who is the brains behind the coin?
    What tech did it use/ is using?
    Bio-metrics. Do the other apps collect this much?
    Are there or should there be concerns regarding security of data?
    How is it different from the other coins





    Additional Links:

    Tools For Humanity: https://www.toolsforhumanity.com/

    Black Market Scans: https://www.biometricupdate.com/202305/worldcoin-may-have-a-biometric-data-black-market-problem

    Orb Hacks: https://techcrunch.com/2023/05/12/hackers-stole-passwords-of-worldcoin-orb-operators/

    Communications Authority Statement: https://twitter.com/russellbrandom/status/1686727360006025216

    Proof of Personhood App Fail(?): https://twitter.com/OurielOhayon/status/168636948073640755

    Worldcoin in Kenya: https://worldcoin.org/blog/worldcoin/how-the-launch-works

    Worldcoin Audits: https://worldcoin.org/blog/worldcoin/worldcoin-protocol-security-audit-reports





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    • 46 min

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