The real story in this mess is not the threat that algorithms pose to Amazon shoppers, but the threat that algorithms pose to journalism. By forcing reporters to optimize every story for clicks, not giving them time to check or contextualize their reporting, and requiring them to race to publish follow-on articles on every topic, […]Read More Cegłowski on the threat algorithms pose to journalism
If you’re a fan of Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together, this will hit you in all the right places… In many instances, the researchers observed children persistently obstructing the robot. Sometimes a child would step aside when asked by the robot, but then would quickly come back in front of it. Other children started ignoring the […]Read More Robots are learning how to evade angry children – is this the new normal?