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How 'Subscribe to Me' Became the Future of Work

TIME - Tech

In August, Savannah's entire monthly income was at stake. OnlyFans, the social media platform where she built her career, making an average of $2,000 a month from subscribers, had just announced it would be removing content like hers from the site. But there was little she could do about it. She remembers thinking: "OK, well, this is another Thursday, I might as well finish my Chick-Fil-A, and I'm just gonna chill here and wait for us to get some sort of response." Savannah, 24, is part of a vibrant, supportive community of online sex workers that underwrite OnlyFans's considerable financial success; it's now valued at over $1 billion. But in a move that may foreshadow changes to come, that community was shaken when OnlyFans announced it would be banning explicit content on the site. "The sky falls on OnlyFans, like, every three or four months," Savannah says, wryly.


AI Is Already Entertaining You

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In the fall of 2016, a pop song was released in Japan. "Daddy's Car," derivative of a Beatles tune, had a soothing beat and vaguely uplifting lyrics: "Good day sunshine in the backseat car / I wish that road could never stop." The ditty was distinctive for its authorship. Sony's Computer Science Laboratories in Paris produced the song, which was written by an artificial intelligence (AI) system called Flow Machines. The melody and harmony were composed by AI, and a human musician mixed the sound and wrote lyrics for the track. AI -- the new set of technologies that perform tasks that require human intelligence, such as speech recognition, decision making, and learning -- is rapidly working its way into business operations within many global industries. Some members of the entertainment and media (E&M) industry have downplayed its potential. After all, these are creative industries in which both the germ of the business and the value added to it stem from the contribution of human ingenuity and people exchanging ideas. The most successful E&M products and services rely on connecting creative content, brands, and experiences with audiences.


AI Is Already Entertaining You

#artificialintelligence

In the fall of 2016, a pop song was released in Japan. "Daddy's Car," derivative of a Beatles tune, had a soothing beat and vaguely uplifting lyrics: "Good day sunshine in the backseat car / I wish that road could never stop." The ditty was distinctive for its authorship. Sony's Computer Science Laboratories in Paris produced the song, which was written by an artificial intelligence (AI) system called Flow Machines. The melody and harmony were composed by AI, and a human musician mixed the sound and wrote lyrics for the track. AI -- the new set of technologies that perform tasks that require human intelligence, such as speech recognition, decision making, and learning -- is rapidly working its way into business operations within many global industries. Some members of the entertainment and media (E&M) industry have downplayed its potential. After all, these are creative industries in which both the germ of the business and the value added to it stem from the contribution of human ingenuity and people exchanging ideas. The most successful E&M products and services rely on connecting creative content, brands, and experiences with audiences.


I'm Taking Your Job!

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I met Mr. Lee in Taiping, China, circa 1993. He managed "Warehouse B," a massive structure that stored over 3,000 reusable tools and dies. A humble man, he sat quietly at his high-top desk in a simple button-down shirt and black slacks. His workers treated him with the respect you might reserve for a beloved grandfather, each literally running to do his bidding before he would even finish a gently delivered request. His ledgers were meticulously neat.


Driving Transformative Data Projects with AI and ML - Tamr Inc.

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AI and ML are enabling a new paradigm for deploying truly transformational data projects. By leveraging voluminous real-time information and new algorithms, there is a promise of better and more efficient decision making and processes. Join this session, led by two data titans, DataRobot's CEO, Jeremy Achin and Tamr's CEO, Andy Palmer. Together they will discuss why AI and ML should have a front row seat in your next data project and what are the most critical best practices to establish the right technology, people and processes to drive project and mission success.