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

3 Problems With AI That Only Design Can Solve
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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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Fast Company: Silicon Valley Is Rethinking Screen Culture–And So Is Nest

Silicon Valley Is Rethinking Screen Culture–And So Is Nest
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The world has changed a lot since 2010, when the smart home company Nest hit the scene. The same year, Apple unveiled the iPad. The internet of things was the hot new buzzword. Nest launched its first smart thermostat the next year, featuring a brilliantly luminous screen that set the temperature in bold type. It was a conspicuous set piece for your wall. Fast-forward to 2017. Many consumers are questioning whether bringing more screens into the home is a good thing. Companies like Amazon, Read the full story

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Fast Company: The dream of the standalone “app business” is dying

The dream of the standalone “app business” is dying
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Your dream of coding and then launching an app that will then rake in billions of dollars is, well, probably not going to happen. Common sense and a general understanding of the mobile space would show you this, but comScore’s annual U.S. Mobile App Report also gets at it. The new report, which looks at the behaviors of desktop and mobile users, featured a section that analyzed the most popular apps out there today. ComScore charted the top 10 most-used apps, and it really shouldn’t come as a Read the full story

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