National Geographic: Explore These Movie Worlds Through Hand-Painted Maps

Explore These Movie Worlds Through Hand-Painted Maps
National Geographic

See the geography and plots of Star Wars, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings and more laid out from start to finish on these hand-painted maps. Read the full story

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MIT Technology Review: The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. I recently saw a story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. It even had a graphic to prove the numbers. The claims are ludicrous. (I try to maintain professional language, but sometimes …) For instance, the story appears to say that we will go from one million grounds and Read the full story

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Fast Company: Why Venture Capitalists Aren’t Funding The Businesses We Need

Why Venture Capitalists Aren’t Funding The Businesses We Need
Fast Company

If you’re looking for money to start a new business, it helps to be white, male, attractive-looking, and living in a place like Boston or San Francisco. Better still, you want to have gone to a top-ranked university. People with these sorts of profiles win the lion’s share of funding from VC firms. In 2014, Harvard Business School academic Alison Wood Brooks conducted a series of experiments designed to tease out the biases funders have toward certain groups. She found that male entrepreneurs Read the full story

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Fast Company: 3 Problems With AI That Only Design Can Solve

3 Problems With AI That Only Design Can Solve
Fast Company

AI is in desperate need of designers–in part, because machine learning products often originate in the world of research, where design principles are rarely applied. Closing the gap between researchers and designers is the goal of Google’s People + AI Research (PAIR) initiative, which launched earlier this summer. PAIR aims to establish design principles for AI systems and build tools for designers and developers as AI moves quickly from the research lab into the products we use every day. At Read the full story

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