Misc. Readings (aka, cool stuff that’s AI & tech related)

 

Computer Stories: A.I. is Beginning to Assist Novelists / The New York Times / Oct. 2018

NLP’s ImageNet Moment Has Arrived / ODSC / July 2018

So, Umm, Google Duplex’s Chatter Is Not Quite Human / Scientific American / May 2018

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos / Wired / Apr. 2018

This Computer Uses Light - Not Electricity - To Train Algorithms / Wired / Feb. 2018

AI is Helping Seismologists Detect Earthquakes They’d Otherwise Miss / Verge / Feb. 2018

Google is Building AI to Make Humans Smile / Quartz / Feb. 2018

AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain’s Memory / Wired / Feb. 2018

More Efficient Machine Learning Could Upend the AI Paradigm / MIT Technology Review / Feb. 2018

Google is Using 46 Billion Data Points To Predict the Medical Outcomes of Hospital Patients / Quartz / Jan. 2018

Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack / MIT Technology Review / Jan. 2018

U.S. and Chinese Companies Race to Dominate AI / Wall Street Journal / Jan. 2018

Move Over, Coders - Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley / Wired / Jan. 2018

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble / The New York Times / Jan. 2018

No, Machines Can’t Read Better Than Humans / The Verge / Jan. 2018

Bots That Talk More Like People / MIT News / Jan. 2018

New AI System Predicts How Long Patients Will Live With Startling Accuracy / Gizmodo / Jan. 2018

Expect to Talk to Your Devices a Lot More in the Future / Recode / Jan. 2018

A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty / The New York Times / Jan. 2018

Can an Algorithm Tell When Kids are In Danger? / The New York Times / Jan. 2018

How Machine Learning Can Help Identify Cyber Vulnerabilities / Harvard Business Review / Dec. 2017

Lawyer-Bots are Shaking Up Jobs / MIT Technology Review / Dec. 2017

AI System Detects 'Deception' in Courtroom Videos / Vice / Dec. 2017

How Quantum Computing Will Change the World / The New Statesman / Dec. 2017

Another AI Attack, This Time Against 'Black Box' Machine Learning / The Register / Dec. 2017

AI is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games / Simon Parkin / Nov. 2017

A Lightweight AI Could Stop Strangers from Spying on Your Smartphone / MIT Technology Review / Nov. 2017

How Machine Learning is Helping Us to Understand the Brain / Salon (via Massive)  / Nov. 2017

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Spot Art Forgeries by Comparing Brush Strokes / Artnet / Nov. 2017

Here's How NASA Transformed Voyager 1 Data Into a Beautiful (and Super Geeky) Song / Digital Trends / Nov. 2017

How Bots Broke the FCC's Public Comment System / Wired / Nov. 2017

What Tech Can Learn from the Fruit Fly’s Search Algorithm / Nautilus / Nov. 2017

Inside the Mechanical Brain of the World’s First Robot Citizen / Quartz / Nov. 2017

The Future of Programmable Materials / The Wall Street Journal / Nov. 2017

Facebook Research Automatically Creates an Avatar From a Photo / TechCrunch / Oct. 2017

The Product Possibilities of Interpretability / Fast Forward Labs / Sep. 2017

Watching You, Watching It: Disney Turns to AI to Track Filmgoers’ True Feelings About Its Films / CBC News / Aug. 2017

Facebook’s Translations Are Now Powered Completely by AI / The Verge / Aug. 2017

Facebook Didn’t Kill Its Language-Building AI Because It Was Too Smart - It Was Actually Too Dumb / Quartz / Aug. 2017

Microsoft is Quietly Building a Low-Tech Alternative to GPS / Co.Design / Jul. 2017

Facebook’s Perfect, Impossible Chatbot | MIT Technology Review | Apr. 2017

Cipher War / The Verge / Jan. 2017

Disrupting Supermodels? Amazon Patents Robo-Models and Automated Fashion Shoots / CB Insights / Jan. 2017

What it Means to Be a Futurist / Marketplace / 2016

There May Be Madness in This Method / The New York Times / 2013