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A.I. Is Your New Design Material
Discover the opportunities to use machine-generated content, insight, and interaction as design material in your everyday work.
Why Machine Learning and AI Matter for Design Teams
There’s a critical role for design in the era of the algorithm—and your organization almost certainly has what it needs to jump in today.
Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor
Grooming data for the machines has a human cost.
AI Is Harder Than You Think
It seems the culmination of artificial intelligence is making salon appointments. In the New York Times, Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis say today’s data-crunching model for AI not panning out.
The Juvet Agenda
The Juvet Agenda lays out the urgent themes surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning—and presents a set of provocations for teasing out a future we want to live in.
Stop Pretending You Really Know What AI Is
“Artificial intelligence” is so broadly used that the phrase no longer has much practical meaning, bemoans John Pavlus at Quartz.
AI Guesses Whether You're Gay or Straight from a Photo
The algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women.
Designing with Artificial Intelligence: The Dinosaur on a Surfboard
On the Presentable podcast, Josh Clark joins Jeff Veen to consider the role for designers in a world of algorithms and machine learning.
The Pop-Up Employer: Build a Team, Do the Job, Say Goodbye
Noam Scheiber reports on algorithms that seek to build an entire organization for you with a click.
The BBQ and the Errant Butler
Marek Pawlowski shares a tale of a dinner party taken hostage by a boorish Alexa hell-bent on selling the guests music.
Toy Story Lessons for the Internet of Things
Dan Gärdenfors ponders how to handle “leadership conflicts” in IoT devices.
AI First—with UX
AI assistants have trouble understanding user context, Mike Loukides writes, and that’s a tasty UX problem.
Making Software with Casual Intelligence
Evan Prodromou observes that artificial intelligence may have the most impact in jillions of incremental little interventions and improvements, not just moonshot projects.
In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different
In Harvard Business Review, Ed Hess suggests that critical thinking and emotional engagement will become the most valued flavors of intelligence.
In a Few Years, No Investors Are Going To Be Looking for AI Startups
VC Frank Chen writes that machine learning and artificial intelligence will be the humdrum norm in short order.
Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting
…but the New York Times reminds that Google will continue reading your email for other purposes.
The Future of AI Needs To Have More People in It
UC Berkeley’s Anca Dragan says algorithms need to get better at understanding human needs and behaviors.
Tijmen Schep coins a phrase to describe the chilling effect of the reputation economy on the expression and exploration of ideas.
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