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How do flow and feedback lead to rapid growth? Trust is the inhibition of feedback that can otherwise derail feed forward growth.
The reason Apple and Disney are printing money is not just about the products or their past success. It is a very specific evolutionary formula that—like life on earth—is very hard to reproduce.
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If Android Wear and Pebble can display the time all the time, Apple Watch could too. So what is going on here?
Far from cursing the Watch because of the effort involved in telling the time, this effort will become an expected and anticipated part of the user's ongoing behavior.
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In Kahneman’s parlance, these images of robots and renegade AIs are available to our imaginations. The challenge for the technology industry then is to make visions like Hawkins’ intelligent machines more available, more vivid, and more compelling than “The Terminator.” An assist from Hollywood would be helpful as well.
Reacting to the threats of AI is an attempt by technologists and scientists to regulate themselves before governments do it for them, and not as well.
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Fear of machine intelligence should be balanced by our justified fear of humans are capable of...
No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The New York Times editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by "all airlines." [...]
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This is the natural conclusion of behavior design and the sort of “nudge” economics favored by Obama (and originated by Kahneman). Tim Cook’s fitness kick with the Apple Watch also makes liberal use of nudge dynamics. The Apple Watch itself, Cook promises, will encourage you to have healthier habits. 
If Apple can do it with the Watch, it can do the same for smart home devices, medical devices, customized services—anything that the personalization of an app can help sell.
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The usefulness of all smart watches will come down to the data that comes from the paired smartphone. Until health monitoring becomes a mainstream activity, it's all about that phone.
The low-tech simplicity of the Pebble may well be the right level of wearable information. Its timeline interface is an appropriately simple cognitive model for the amount of attention we want to pay to our wrists.
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Let’s say I approach the #AppleWatch   like Emma Peel in the mod 60s British spy-fi series “The Avengers“—as a “talented amateur.”
If you look closer at the history of Apple design it becomes clear that all of that intuitive easy-ness has been there to make the new product ideas assimilate faster.
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Systems thinking is very useful to curb your own intuitive enthusiasms. Here I graphed the relatedness of 34 sentences from science and tech leaders about their fear of #AI and found concern about regulation to be most central. This is a conclusion that I don't think I would have arrived at otherwise—and not one that has been widely expressed.
We cannot stop small groups of rogue humans, but we can spread the benefits of these technologies, and the knowledge about these technologies as widely as possible. Our true protection is in our generosity.
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Somehow the acronym LAWS for "lethal autonomous weapons systems" suggests a similar conclusion.
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By giving an illustrator (or even an actor) the ability to create character animations with face tracking, Adobe is helping to break down the barriers between creative disciplines. 
Far from evil AI robots stealing our jobs, the machine intelligence behind Character Animator is a benevolent AI that help us do our jobs better.
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Ongoing engineering will continue to remove friction from the paperwork equation. It is critically important that this technology does not introduce errors into forms or allow people to complete forms without being aware of what they are doing. To paraphrase Einstein, as fast as possible, but no faster.
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I wonder what the resale value on these will be two years out?
There is a big economic story here with potentially positive implications for big tech companies as well as workers and entrepreneurs. The secret to maximizing value is to traverse the levels of your market and tune your pricing to each stratum.
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On purely front-end terms, this could really be a web app. But Adobe has plans to integrate this kind of front into its Marketing Cloud backend, so the sandbox of native may ultimately be preferable.
The new app that Fast Company developed with Adobe presents a web-like experience that is optimized even more for iPhones than for iPads.
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I am a content strategist, designer and developer. I use my experience as a magazine art director and web editor to help publishers, marketers, non-profits and self-branded individuals tell their stories in words and images. I follow all of the technologies that relate to the content business and try to identify the opportunities and pitfalls that these technologies pose. At the same time I am immersed in certain sectors through my content practice and am always looking to find connections between the worlds of neurology, economics, entertainment, travel and mobile technology. I live near the appropriately-scaled metropolis of Portland, Maine, and I cover the creative economy in Portland as the editor of liveworkportland.org. A more complete bio and samples of my design work live at wingandko.com.

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