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Bookmarks tagged with “future”

65 bookmarks by garrettc






Preparing for Malicious Uses of AI

"We've co-authored a paper that forecasts how malicious actors could misuse AI technology, and potential ways we can prevent and mitigate these threats."

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Dude, you broke the future!

"n this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn't see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don't like it."

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Seat 14C

ANA Flight 008 mysteriously lands in San Francisco 20 years in the future. Read the stories as told from the perspectives of the passengers.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.

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A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

"For months, he recorded his dying father's life story. Then he used it to re-create his dad as an AI."

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Atlas for the End of the World

"Coming almost 450 years after the world's first Atlas, this Atlas for the End of the World audits the status of land use and urbanization in the most critically endangered bioregions on Earth. It does so, firstly, by measuring the quantity of protected area across the world's 36 biodiversity hotspots in comparison to United Nation's 2020 targets; and secondly, by identifying where future urban growth in these territories is on a collision course with endangered species. By bringing urbanization and conservation together in the same study, the essays, maps, data, and artwork in this Atlas lay essential groundwork for the future planning and design of hotspot cities and regions as interdependent ecological and economic systems."

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Design in the Era of the Algorithm

The design and presentation of data is just as important as the underlying algorithm. Algorithmic interfaces are a huge part of our future, and getting their design right is critical—and very, very hard to do.

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Strange Beasts on Vimeo

A sci-fi short about augmented reality. "Strange Beasts" is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?

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Think your job is safe from the robo-uprising? Think again

The position of specialised professionals is coming to an end - machine learning and AI is set to change it

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The Future of TV

"The rise of mobile video consumption, ‘cord cutting’ and streaming services have led many to claim that TV, as a device in the home, is dead. Despite this, the sales of televisions and connected devices – including the new Apple TV – increased significantly in 2015, and data shows us that this trend is set to continue into 2016 and beyond. In this three part series we look at the current state of TV, attempt to analyze some of the challenges it faces as it attempts to stay relevant with evolving audiences, and present some concepts for our future vision of TV."

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Moral Machine

A platform for public participation in and discussion of the human perspective on machine-made moral decisions

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Eleven Reasons To Be Excited About The Future of Technology

"The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology."

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Self-driving cars? Really? — Medium

This November, we’re hosting a SingularityU Summit in Christchurch, New Zealand, focused on exponentially accelerating technologies and…

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Digital Reality

"...Today, you can send a design to a fab lab and you need ten different machines to turn the data into something. Twenty years from now, all of that will be in one machine that fits in your pocket. This is the sense in which it doesn't matter. You can do it today. How it works today isn't how it's going to work in the future but you don't need to wait twenty years for it. Anybody can make almost anything almost anywhere."

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The Future Mundane on Vimeo

Here's my talk from #dConstruct last week. (glued together my slides with the audio from @drewm ). @dconstruct

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js;dr = JavaScript required; Didn’t Read.

"Pages that are empty without JS: dead to history (archive-org), unreliable for search results (despite any search engine claims of JS support, check it yourself), and thus ignorable."

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TBD Catalog

The catalog of the near future

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Triumph of the Mundane

"…new devices are just so new and require such new insights, that our quaint, old school notions of UX design are completely blinding us. We are stuck between the classic paradigm of desktop computers, and the futuristic fantasy of smart dust. The world is either fastidious or fantastic. The path ahead is hard to see. Alan Kay said the best way to predict the future is to invent it… but what if we don't know what we want?"

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A List Apart: Articles: For a Future-Friendly Web

"By crafting meaningful content & adaptive experiences, we're better prepared for what lies ahead"

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Network Security in the Medium Term, 2061-2561 AD

Charlie Stross' funny and insightful USENIX 2011 Keynote on security in the future.

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Ben Bashford - Notebook of Things - Emoticomp

The network of things: designing for emotional engagement, character, and attention (or lack of).

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The line between book and Internet will disappear

What could a publisher as an API provider achieve?

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Raiding Eternity

Memory in the digital age. Hauntingly beautiful piece of writing.

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I need to talk to you about computers

'The iPad as a particular device is not necessarily the future of computing. But as an ideology, I think it just might be. In hindsight, I think arguments over “why would I buy this if I already have a phone and a laptop?” are going to seem as silly as “why would I buy an iPod if it has less space than a Nomad?”' - Steven Frank's well thought out examination of the next few decades of computing.

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An Intersection of Art and Technology in the Early Space Race

Some lovely 50s and 60s art explored in this guest post on BERG about art and technology in the early space race.

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3D Glasses: Virtual Reality, Meet the iPhone

With iPhone 3.0 allowing developers access to the 30 pin connector, the world of augmented reality (both overlay and immersive applications) is going to explode.

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Smithsonian 2.0: Web Tech Guy and Angry Staff Person

Clever animation which helps answer the traditional arguments against opening up content.

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MicroHoo: corporate penis envy?

"I believe that we're collectively working on an Internet Operating System, and that it will ultimately look more like Unix than it looks like Windows. That is, it will be an aggregate of best of breed tools produced by an army of independent actors, all playing by the same rules so that those tools work together to produce a whole greater than the sum of the parts."

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Semantic Web Patterns

"In this article, we'll analyze the trends and technologies that power the Semantic Web. We'll identify patterns that are beginning to emerge, classify the different trends, and peak into what the future holds."

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The API is the Product

"the API is becoming the product; or service as the case may be. And, if not the full product, at least the first wave of a product’s release."

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Better Than Free

Kevin Kelly's fantastic essay on what you'll need to know to survive in the new digital economy where everything is infinitely copyable.

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