The Thai cave rescue is relying on some totally ingenious tech hacks (“what makes a disaster event newsworthy on a global scale?”)
Hollywood is often called the Factory of Dreams. This paper shows that, in its essence, Hollywood is a Factory of Emotions yet with the help of data science it may become the Factory of Viewers’ Dreams.
What if AI made actors immortal? [btw, “Can people identify original and manipulated photos of real-world scenes“?]
Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There? It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.
The man who paves India’s roads with old plastic: repurposed plastic can be good for the environment
Meet the Numtots: the millennials who find fixing public transport sexy
“If you have some guy who starts operating in your city and is killing demand for what is essentially the meat of public transport, and is then throwing the bones to the competition, that is unsustainable,” said Miguel Gaspar, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon.
A family in France has become the first in the world to move into a 3D-printed house.
Los móviles predicen las migraciones (& Poverty Prediction with Public Landsat 7 Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning & Twitter Activity Timeline as a Signature of Urban Neighborhood)
This app reads Wikipedia to teach you about the cities you’re driving through
How the safety bicycle changed the world
Advocates of “data as labour” think users should be paid for using online services
Transformação Digital e Educação: os Grandes Desafios (Implications of the Fourth Industrial Age on Higher Education)
Inside JD.com, the giant Chinese firm that could eat Amazon alive
Confessions of an accidental job destroyer: “talk to the people whose jobs you are automating”
Some startups have worked out it’s cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans
Survival of the Richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
Seven ways IVF changed the world – from Louise Brown to stem-cell research
Malware in the Future? Forecasting Analyst Detection of Cyber Events
Researchers wager on a possible Deepfake video scandal during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections
To Get Ahead, Newspapers are Moving Beyond the Banner Ad to Offer More Creative Digital Services
What if journalists covered controversial issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious?
Mind maps are a tool for thinking.
The BeOS file system, an OS geek retrospective
Online advertising is a key source of income for a wide range of online services and is an important factor in the growth and expansion of the internet economy. However, the specific practice of behavioural advertising raises important data protection and privacy related concerns. (2010)
Inside a $1 Billion Real Estate Company Operating Entirely in VR
Facebook algorithm finds the Declaration of Independence racist (& “how ideas from infectious disease and genetics can be used to uncover patterns of cultural inheritance and innovation”, in The Cultural Evolution of National Constitutions)
Typical Phone Use Habits: Intense Use Does Not Predict Negative Well-Being