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MaaS

The dictionary already has IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and Saas (software as a service). This term, MaaS, stands for mobility as a service.

ZG: 4

An important concept but one that is perhaps a too technical to have much currency.

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deep fake

The deep fake is insidious because computer technology now provides techniques for seamlessly inserting contrived audio or video into real audio or video, the final result being apparently completely authentic. I notice that mainstream news publishers are now people return to them as trustworthy sources.

ZG: 8

A world we cannot distinguish fact from fiction is extremely disturbing.

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differential privacy

We want to ensure our privacy online while acknowledging that the big data obtained there can be very useful. Differential privacy is the system that keeps the privacy of the individual by introducing random noise into the data.

SG: 5

This is an important concept but it is not something that the average person will be discussing over the dinner table. It is a piece of techie jargon.

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cloud brightening

This sounds like something in an ad for Persil. Are your clouds brighter? If not get them Persil-washed!

ZG: 4

At the moment it is just one of a number of bright ideas, but if it becomes a real measure for saving the reef, then the frequency of the word could increase markedly.

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chip implant

A chip implant is a particular kind of bio-implant which has in it a smart chip (of the kind you normally have in a device or a plastic card) that relies on near field communication to act.

ZG: 7

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