Goodbye Uncanny Valley
An exploration into what happens when you are able to create visual stories that are indistinguishable from reality: post-truth, post-cinema, theoretical photorrealism.
AI is far from intelligent
Douglas Hofstadter raises a very interesting point regarding AI: can you really say that a machine it’s intelligent if it’s not actually thinking? (and not just crunching huge amounts of data to get a probabilistically advantageous answer) If you ask me in principle if it’s possible for a computing hardware to do something like thinking,…
The financial market is an algorithm gone rogue
Financial markets are the first rogue AI […] Somebody planted the idea that shareholder value was the right algorithm, the right thing to be optimizing for. But this wasn’t the way companies acted before. We can plant a different idea. Tim O’Reilly – Algorithms have already gone rogue
John Maeda and the Open Web
Design superhero John Maeda is now working at Automattic as Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion because he believes in the open web… The fact that so many people are commenting about it on Facebook, just proves how hard his new mission is… And how easy is to just not “get” why it’s so important.
The Open Web, Fuck Yeah! | hueniverse
Is your new thing so fucking amazing that people are going to install your app and give it a chance? Statistically speaking, unless you are best friend with a famous celebrity or Apple decides to feature your app in one of their top categories or search results, you are pretty much fucked Source: The Open…
Zero rating is bad for net neutrality
You’ve probably hear the saying that goes “the road to hell it’s paved with good intentions”… well, you might say something similar of zero-rating, the “new battleground for net neutrality“. After just about everyone could agree that paying extra for premium access to some types of content it’s “A bad thing”, zero rating turns the…