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6 April 2016
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You May Have Heard: Instagram is moving to an algorithmically curated feed soon. This could be a good thing for users, but it’s worrisome for brands, Re/Code writes. While algorithmic feeds may save us from information overload, the New Statesman asks: Are these the curators we want? Related,...
5 April 2016
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Virtual reality and augmented reality are on the cusp of going mainstream. Facebook’s Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony’s PlayStation VR will all release VR headsets this year. Not to mention HoloLens, Microsoft’s slick augmented reality headset that “blends computer-generated imagery...
30 March 2016
2 min read
Artificial Intelligence represents the next chapter of the Information Age, and Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and others are engaging in an arms race to control the platform that dictate tech’s future writes the New York Times. “The relationship between big companies and deep machine...
29 March 2016
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You Might Have Heard: The Microsoft AI experiment with Tay, their machine learning Twitter bot, ended after a mere 24-hours. The company pulled the plug when she almost immediately turned into a sexist, racist Nazi. Tay was suppose to learn how to communicate like a human by engaging in conversations...
23 March 2016
3 min read
You may have heard about AlphaGo: Go has officially fallen to machines, just like Jeopardy did before it to Watson, and chess before that to Deep Blue. Now that artificial intelligence has mastered Go, New Scientist asks what game should it take on next. Deep-Q is learning not only Pong with Tensorflow...
15 March 2016
2 min read
We’ve started a newsletter called the Emergent Future, which is a weekly, hand-curated dispatch exploring technology through the lens of artificial intelligence, data science, and the shape of things to come. ​EF is published every Tuesday and goes out to Algorithmia subscribers. Stay on top...