Algorithms

10.25.18
AI-generated painting sells for $432,000 at auction
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AI-generated painting sells for $432,000 at auction

Portrait of Edmond Belamy’ from art collective Obvious was only expected to sell for $7,000 to $10,000.

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09.05.18
Twitter wants to ‘increase the health of public conversation’
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Twitter wants to ‘increase the health of public conversation’

Jack Dorsey said there needs to be a proactive approach to removing toxic content.

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09.04.18
Watch tomorrow's Jack Dorsey congressional hearings right here
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Watch tomorrow's Jack Dorsey congressional hearings right here

Foreign interference and “content moderation” on Twitter will be the talk of the day.

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01.25.18
Twitter uses smart cropping to make image previews more interesting
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Twitter uses smart cropping to make image previews more interesting

The site has trained a neural network to identify the best bits of a picture.

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01.19.18
Logan Paul forced YouTube to admit humans are better than algorithms
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Logan Paul forced YouTube to admit humans are better than algorithms

It took a video of a dead body for it to finally reconsider its approach.

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10.02.17
After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again
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After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again

Both were promoting fake stories for hours, before eventually taking them down.

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03.23.17
The panic and pleasure of online dating as a woman in her 40s
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The panic and pleasure of online dating as a woman in her 40s

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, until the algorithm says it is.

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