Friday, December 16, 2016

AI: Google Translation long story

The Great A.I. Awakening - The New York Times

"How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google
Translate, one of its more popular services — and how
machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself."

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Economy - O'Reilly Media

The great question of the 21st century: Whose black box do you trust? - O'Reilly Media
"...algorithms also shape the choices made by writers and publishers.
  • Do you write and publish what you think is most newsworthy, or what will get the most attention on social media? 
  • Do you use the format that will do the most justice to the subject (a deep, authoritative piece of research, a so called "longread"), or do you decide that it's more profitable to harvest attention with short, punchy articles that generate higher views and more advertising dollars? 
  • Do you choose video over text, even when text would let you do a better job?"

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