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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.
Of Nerve and Imagination
The future is sitting right in front of us in plain view, waiting to be assembled. Do we have the nerve and imagination to piece it together?
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