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Reading with Scientists: Isaac Asimov and Driverless Cars – WE1S
The thought experiments don't approximate to what an actual car would do
yesterday by scritic
How Podcasts Became a Seductive—and Sometimes Slippery—Mode of Storytelling  | The New Yorker
There's a project here on how small podcasts pioneered a certain form of advertising. Caspar and audible and the like.
yesterday by scritic
Facebook’s Internal Tensions Are Spilling Beyond The Company’s Walls
This is a problem only because Facebook employees believe in their semi mystical vision. Unlike say bankers. Zuckerberg s community never mentions advertisers.
6 days ago by scritic
The Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass and other twerking toys go on sale | TechCrunch
According to the company’s announcement, Big Mouth Billy Bass can react to timers, notifications and alarms, and can play Amazon Music. It also can lip sync to Alexa spoken responses when asked for information about the weather, news or random facts.
funny  toblog  toys  voice  amazon 
12 days ago by dancall
DIY Tinkerers Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence | WIRED
But aren't these just toys? It's not clear how anyone can really build ML algorithms without data
artificial_intelligence  toblog 
18 days ago by scritic
Street names as a proxy for history and culture
Street names are stories of life. They tell us something about how the people in a given place work and live, what they believe in and their dreams. There are more than a million streets and squares in Germany. ZEIT ONLINE has compiled a database of the roughly 450,000 different names used. Some street names are used hundreds of times and others only once. But none of the names were chosen at random.
link  bffr  toblog  Mind 
29 days ago by paulgreer

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