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Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor
Grooming data for the machines has a human cost.
Should computers serve humans, or should humans serve computers?
Nolan Lawson considers dystopian and utopian possibilities for the future, with a gentle suggestion that front-line technologists have some agency.
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.
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.
Oil City High School 2017 Commencement Speech
At his old high school, Brad Frost reminds the kids that their future jobs may not exist yet. Skills, values and personality matter more than vocation.
How iPhone Changed Computing—and Much More
The iPhone’s arrival 10 years ago catalyzed deep changes that are still playing out today. Here’s a rundown of what happened—and what’s ahead.
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: How AI Will Affect UX Design
Adobe profiled and interviewed Big Medium’s Josh Clark about the opportunities and challenges facing UX designers in a world of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The City Was Connected
Dan Hon imagines what happens when all of a city’s systems are connected, incentivized, gamified, and bureaucratically weaponized.
Design in the Era of the Algorithm
Machine learning is technology’s new frontier, and designers have a crucial part to play. Josh Clark explores our new roles and responsibilities when we design for the machines.
The Future of the UX Designer
Designer Anton Sten ponders the future role of digital designers in a world of more and more Alexas, Siris, and other non-visual interfaces.
No Need for Alarm About How Neural Nets Work
Albert Wenger says it doesn’t matter if we can’t understand or audit the logic of the algorithms that run our lives.
Climbing Out Of Facebook's Reality Hole
BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan took a world-weary view of Facebook’s boosterish view new technologies.
Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand
In Backchannel, David Weinberger considers the implications of machines constructing their own models for understanding data, quite divorced from our own (more simplistic) models.
Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, but Self-Driving Tractors Are Already Here
Motherboard surveys all the ways farmers are already living in the future. Self-driving tractors have been farming the land for 15 years.
Lightform: The Magical Little Device That Transforms Whole Rooms Into Screens
Wired previews a “projection-mapping” device that transforms any room into an augmented reality experience, no screen or goggles required.
Losing One’s Self in Selfie Moments
At MEX, Marek Pawlowski asks, what comes next, now that selfies have reached total saturation?
Alan Kay’s Answer to What Made Xerox PARC Special
Alan Kay describes the principles that made PARC so uniquely imaginative during his tenure there.
The Future Agency
The Verge has a long-read profile of Tellart’s immersive imaginings of the future—basically huge-scale usability labs for what might be.
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