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You can play with an AI that paints a picture based on your doodle. http://affinelayer.com/pixsrv/
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This is deep into conspiracy territory, but it is a legit worry about AI.
https://scout.ai/story/the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine


"Kosinski and his team tirelessly refined their models. In 2012, Kosinski proved that on the basis of an average of 68 Facebook "likes" by a user, it was possible to predict their skin color (with 95 percent accuracy), their sexual orientation (88 percent accuracy), and their affiliation to the Democratic or Republican party (85 percent). But it didn't stop there. Intelligence, religious affiliation, as well as alcohol, cigarette and drug use, could all be determined. From the data it was even possible to deduce whether someone's parents were divorced.

The strength of their modeling was illustrated by how well it could predict a subject's answers. Kosinski continued to work on the models incessantly: before long, he was able to evaluate a person better than the average work colleague, merely on the basis of ten Facebook "likes." Seventy "likes" were enough to outdo what a person's friends knew, 150 what their parents knew, and 300 "likes" what their partner knew. More "likes" could even surpass what a person thought they knew about themselves. On the day that Kosinski published these findings, he received two phone calls. The threat of a lawsuit and a job offer. Both from Facebook."

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Really cool project that visually connects any two distant art objects. Mario Klingemann's Degrees of Separation shows the in between objects. https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/xdegrees/ewHxkAH4h2Sjtw/gwFiQ2lkMDegdg

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A decade ago I began collecting people's image of the internet. The Internet Mapping Project now holds 240 maps. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinkelly/albums/72157613562011932/with/30718761285/

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AI will seriously disrupt traditional religions like nothing before. Great Atlantic article on AI's & Christianity. Disclosure, it quotes me. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/artificial-intelligence-christianity/515463/

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Predictions of the present. I had forgotten about this list from the first 5 years of "Wired in the 90's". Profound insights as well as lame observations. http://kk.org/thetechnium/predicting-the/

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New way to make a movie like Rogue One: mix together a dummy film from other existing films to figure out pacing. http://kottke.org/17/01/rogue-ones-unique-storyboard-remixed-from-100s-of-films

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The value of music written by AIs will be in having music respond to places and activities in real time. Read about it: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/arts/music/jukedeck-artificial-intelligence-songwriting.html?_r=0

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Excellent snapshot of where the frontier technology of bots are today: Listening to Bots by @Borthwick. https://medium.com/render-from-betaworks/listening-to-bots-1b22688160c#.gz2ywyxq7
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