All posts tagged: AI

Assorted links for 11/23/2019

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1. The Big Business of Unconscious Bias. Companies want to avoid racism, sexism and misgendering. Consultants are standing by. (society, NYT) 2. Women are increasingly unhappy. This comic explains why. (society, Vox) 3. What If Porn Had No Pictures? Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses. (society, NYT) 4. Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence. Three women with extensive experience in A.I. spoke on the topic and how to […]

Assorted links for 11/07/2019

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1. Is CRISPR the Next Antibiotic? (healthcare, NYT) 2. Why We Need to Map the Ocean Floor (science, Nautilus) 3. ‘You sound worried’: would you let an AI rephrase the tone of your emails? (AI, The Guardian) 4. The Digital Dada Library (culture, Open Culture) This is the final resting place of your cast-off clothing:

Assorted links for 10/22/2019

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1. The year of the NBA unicorn (NBA, Axios) 2. Automating humans with AI (AI, Axios) 3. Mammon. Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantment by Eugene McCarraher (society, aeon) 4. The city trying to make urban living good for your health (cities, BBC) 5. The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost? (technology, NYT)

Assorted links for 10/17/2019

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1. The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies (new-food, NYT) 2. The Great Biomass Boondoggle (energy, The New York Review of Books) 3. This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese (food, NYT) 4. Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die (food, health, NYT) 5. If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something? (AI, NYT) 6. What We Lose When We Lose Indigenous Knowledge (culture, JSTOR)

Assorted links for 09/27/2019

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1. Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’ (progress, The Guardian) 2. Evidence against current methods leading to human level artificial intelligence (AI, AI Impacts) 3. Mathematics as a Cultural Force (history, Longreads) 4. Clever materials make it easier to pull clean water from the air (science, via MIT Technology Review)

Assorted links for 09/15/2019

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1. The Old New Trend of Sober Curiosity (society, culture, JSTOR) 2. The Gospel of Oil by Kim Phillips-Fein (history, books, Boston Review) Oil executives themselves historically have been among the most active and enthusiastic promoters of apocalyptic Christianity in the United States, their zeal to drill representing their religious passion as well as their quest for self-enrichment.  3. The Economics Of Artificial Intelligence – How Cheaper Predictions Will Change The World (AI, Forbes) 4. […]

Assorted links for 09/13/2019

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1. Being Human in the Days/Daze of Big Data by Jeremy Pitt (AI, Technology and Society) 2.  Straw Wars by Seth Stevenson (society, recycling, Slate) 3. What does ‘living fully’ mean? Welcome to the age of pseudo-profound nonsense (society, The Guardian) 4. Science is deeply imaginative: why is this treated as a secret? by Tom McLeish (science, aeon) Bonus: This heated fake keyboard was designed to fool your cat (via BoingBoing)

Assorted links for 09/08/2019

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1. Here’s Who Owns the Most Land in America (Bloomberg) 2. Fraudsters Used AI to Mimic CEO’s Voice in Unusual Cybercrime Case (AI, WSJ) Since WSJ article may be behind a paywall, here is a Gizmodo summary. 3. Why industry is going green on the quiet (sustainability, The Guardian) 4. The Moral Rot of the MIT Media Lab (ethics, Slate)and How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein (ethics, The New […]