Tag: machine learning

The Coming War

The Coming War Digitally Lit #271 – 12/05/2020 Thank you for being here. You are valued. This week I worked on the following: Trust, But Verify – Users of the Internet become pawns in a flow of information that circulates endlessly in the ether causing a contagion that is nearly insurmountable. Shades of Gray -…

Digitally Literate #231

Machine Learning Delay Digitally Lit #231 – 2/1/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #231 of Digitally Literate. Last week I posted this piece about talking to youth about privacy, security, & digital spaces. These materials and the related interview were used by Meghan Herbst in a piece for Wired on How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids…

The Age of Cultured Machines

The Age of Cultured Machines (SAPIENS)

Two robots traverse the desert floor. Explosions from a decades-old conflict have left a pockmarked and unstable territory, though many more improvised bombs lie concealed in its vast reaches. Sunlight splays off the beaten edges of Optimus, the smaller robot. Its motors whir as its claw grasps an u…

From Sapiens. This imaginary scene shows the power of learning from others. Anthropologists and zoologists call this “social learning”: picking up new information by observing or interacting with others and the things others produce. Social learning is rife among humans and across the wider animal kingdom. As we discussed in our previous post, learning socially…

Google Duplex is amazing, creepy, and too good to go to waste

Google Duplex is amazing, creepy, and too good to go to waste (Android Authority)

Google Duplex was the biggest talking point from Google I/O 2018, and we’ve explored what it will mean, should Google actually release it into the wild.

Google Duplex and the new AI that can call and carry a conversation for you. This is the kind of technology people will either want or do anything to avoid. It’s undeniably awesome to have a call made for you to decipher details either not online or that need to be established over the phone, like…