Font Map · An AI Experiment by IDEO


Designers at IDEO wanted to bring artificial intelligence to the world of fonts, so they created Font Map, a quick experiment to see how machine learning can address challenges in design.

OpenBCI - Brain-Computer Interface Tech for the Masses - Nanalyze


We at Nanalyze believe the Fourth Industrial Revolution--the convergence of all kinds of cool technology with our economic, social and even biological systems--is the most exciting time to be alive since at least the invention of Ziploc storage bags and the TV dinner (both in 1954, by the way).

The Best Advice For Building Chatbots? Don't Force People To Use Chatbots


The panel "Let's Chat About Bots" gathered representatives from four companies that have built robust bots for interacting with customers onFacebook's chat platform Messenger: Anastasia Sartan cofounder and CEO of the Russian e-commerce site Epytom Stylist; Hussein Fazal, CEO of the travel booking site SnapTravel; Felipe Bernal, head of product innovation at the Brazilian IT company Movile; and Chema Alonso, head of digital at the telecom giant Telefonica. Angelique Kamara, of Facebook Messenger Partnerships, moderated.

Help! My robot colleague is doing better than I am


It is not unusual for staff to moan about an unfeeling "robotic" manager or the "computer says no" mentality of their HR department. But if the predictions of technology soothsayers are to be believed, those complaints could soon take on a much more literal dimension.

The K5 Is A Fully Autonomous Security Robot


This is the K5, a fully autonomous security robot that stands 6-feet tall and weighs in at 400 pounds. It is one of the latest creations from Knightscope, a security company first founded in 2015, and is designed to be used to patrol a variety of venues, including shopping malls and college campuses. The company's co-founder has made it clear that the robots are not intended to replace human law enforcement personnel, but compliment their activities and to be used in areas which present a serious threat to the safety of human law enforcement and security guards. So far, the robots have been used in dark and particularly dangerous areas such as parking lots and under bridges.

Facebook Data 'Does Not Contradict' Intelligence on Russia Meddling

The Atlantic

Less than six months ago, Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the idea that the social publishing platform he founded was being used to manipulate voters as "pretty crazy."

Are Your Tinder Selfies Safe? Someone Just Harvested 40,000 For 'Research'

International Business Times

Your Tinder selfies may not be as secure as you believe. You might have uploaded your best photos to the dating site, but they could be used for almost any other purpose, without your permission, as highlighted in a TechCrunch report Friday.

Artificial Intelligence and Privacy Engineering CXOTALK


AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics rely on massive data sets. While holding the potential for great benefit to society, this explosion of data collection creates privacy and security risks for individuals. In this episode, one of the world's foremost privacy engineers explores the broad privacy implications of data and artificial intelligence.

The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI's Eyes


Artist Trevor Paglen is best known for images of the security state – drones, spy satellites and rendition planes – For a new work commissioned by the Cantor Arts Center he's collaborated with Kronos Quartet and Obscura Digital to look under the hood of artificial intelligence and machine vision.

Some Industries That Machine Learning Will Likely Never Touch


And we likely still will not know much twenty years from now. The reason is: the severe lack of data. It is really hard to get data of everything a set of people ate over decades tied to their life outcomes tied to their wealth tied to their life habits and tied to their DNA. This data set does not exist today and likely will not exist twenty years from now.