From NPR, Will Algorithms Erode Our Decision-Making Skills? Something to consider for you and especially, your children.
Sure, such computer code aims to make our lives easier, but experts cited in a new report by Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center are worried that algorithms may also make us lose our ability to make decisions. After all, if the software can do it for us, why should we bother?An important day today in Seattle city government. First, the Mayor is to give his state of the City speech, not at City Hall, but at a mosque near Northgate. I live near that mosque and after recall how after 9/11, the mosque was ttacked by a guy with gun and a can of gasoline. Luckily he was stopped and neighbors guarded the mosque. There were many of us who also brought flowers in support. Murray's speech is in support for Seattle being a sanctuary city.
As well, this afternoon the City Council is to vote on upzoning in the University district. One of the things I wrote to the City Council (which was in a comment by the owner of Bulldogs news on the Ave) is that the Council needs to have impact fees included in any kind of legislation in order to support the growth that they believe is coming and that the upzones are needed for. The impact fees would help support issues that Seattle Schools will face as a result of this growth.
Great story from the Seattle Times about Northgate librarian, Kate Eads, who lead a book drive that has collected over 1,000 books for homeless children for Mary's Place, a homeless shelter leader.
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