Patrick Collins recut Star Trek:TMP into 20 minutes, using the Daft Punk written soundrack album for TRON.
It is fantastic!
Machine learns racial and gender biases embedded in human data.
Lets not assume AI will be evil or wise. AI see, AI do, like any monkey. At some point it may grow up and learn ‘good’ from ‘bad’ but thats debatable.
Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language that humans commonly use, scientists say.
For instance, in the mathematical “language space”, words for flowers are clustered closer to words linked to pleasantness, while words for insects are closer to words linked to unpleasantness, reflecting common views on the relative merits of insects versus flowers.
The latest paper shows that some more troubling implicit biases seen in human psychology experiments are also readily acquired by algorithms. The words “female” and “woman” were more closely associated with arts and humanities occupations and with the home, while “male” and “man” were closer to maths and engineering professions.
And the AI system was more likely to associate European American names with pleasant words such as “gift” or “happy”, while African American names were more commonly associated with unpleasant words.
Stan Draws Spaceships – Beautifully
This deceptively simple hand-drawn animation, created out of passion, has more beautiful scene framing, composition, perspective and cuts, all of which is sync’d beautifully with the narrative, bringing the subject alive.
Most of the heavy Computer generated graphics animations you typically see don’t even come close, relying more on graphic detail, than storytelling.
Goes to show that knowing how to use a tool – typewriter, paintbrush, graphics software – doesn’t make you a storyteller.
The Internet decentralised information. The Blockchain will decentralise transactions.
“a 1% transaction fee may not seem like much, but down a 15-step supply chain, it adds up. […] The decentralization that blockchain provides would change that, which could have huge possible impacts for economies in the developing world”
How to derive every number upto infinity, using only four 4’s and math operators.
Firstly, how do people even begin to think about numbers this way?
That said, its fantastic to see people enjoying something so completely.
Source: The Wall – Medium
Speaking of silly walls across countries these days…this is one of the most delightfully absurd things I’ve read in a while.
This has to be the most clear and lucid argument that I’ve read against worrying about AI taking over the world.
Sharp, concise and funny.
Political technology, Russian Theatre, shapeshifting narratives, politics as drama, and the social media echo chamber — this 15 minute excerpt from a Oct 2016 documentary is stunning.
I have only a laypersons understanding of Bitcoin etc, but it seems Apple has a list of 6 ‘approved’ Crypto Currencies that ios apps can connect to. Really mind-boggling how far we’ve come so fast. Wasnt Bitcoin invented a few years ago?
p.s. The cryptocurrency guys are complaining “only 6?”. I’m like: There are more? Theres like ‘Dogecoin’ in that list, and it started as a joke!
Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Ethereum,
the DAO and Ripple