5th May 2017
Spotify has changed the way people listen to music, and in the process, it’s changed the way artists and songs break. ‘For Spotify, at least, the path forward will be paved with playlists. The company sees its network of playlists as its key differentiator—the place you go to find something to listen to, the perfect track plucked out of tens of millions of options. If you’ll like it, it’ll find you. Spotify makes sure of that.
‘If you take NASA at its word, no human beings have ever had sex in space. So far, during manned missions in Earth’s orbit, sex has been treated as something best avoided rather than an issue of import. Here is a short video – Everything you always wanted to know about sex in space.
From Think With Google – How Will Machine Learning Change the Way We Do Marketing? “All humans tend over time to learn a certain route to solve a problem, and inherently you’ll always be biased towards routes that are easiest to follow. The great thing about machine learning is that it gets us into areas that humans just ignore.”
From emarketer – The size and value of the AI market. The report includes – which technologies are helping to propel the development and adoption of AI; which large tech companies are dominating the market ; and methods being used by companies across industries to acquire the technology.
In the area of medicine, it is possible the next blockbuster drug may owe its success to AI – how deep learning will find patterns in genomic and medical data to inspire new therapies.
From MIT. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he’ll swell the ranks of a Facebook team dedicated to reviewing reports of the inappropriate content that currently plagues the social network. (At least, until AI advances enough to take up the job.) In reality, there may simply be too much content for his extra moderators to police. On the same subject, Wired argues that Facebook too often ignores these kinds of thorny issues, instigating big change only after the damage is done—and suggests that a Chief Ethics officer may have proven a better hire.
No water? No problem, at least for the United Arab Emirates: one Abu Dhabi firm plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to harvest pure drinking water.
Great idea. London buses and routes will soon be colour-coded like the Tube.
China is creating its own state funded wikipedia and has 20,000 people writing it. Possibly taking fake news/facts to an altogether different level?