Similar technology exists for english / latin languages, but not as advanced as this:
Tapping the huge pool of content on Alibaba’s e-commerce sites Tmall and Taobao, the AI copywriter uses deep learning and natural language processing technologies learn from millions of top-quality existing samples to generate copy for products. Brands and advertisers can insert a link to any product page, and click the “Produce Smart Copy” button to see multiple copy ideas.
Read more on Alizila.
Bird, an electric scooter sharing company has found a way to mobilize teens in order to charge the scooters, but they perceive it as a game, a hobby almost. On top of this it seems there is a subculture rising that attaches social esteem to the act of “Bird hunting”.
Many people have thought of ways how video games can abstract doing “real work”, as to use the input of gamers to create value somewhere. I think Bird has found a small step in that direction, it’s fascinating to read how the local community is embracing this as a game which makes you some extra pocket money.
While the United Nations are being urged for a ban to use autonomous weapons, India is ramping up a research division that is developing an AI strategy over the next two years.
Read more on Venturebeat.
Someone just tweeted about this feature in WeChat that sounds almost as appealing as it is incredibly scary. Here’s how it works:
- Upload your selfie to WeChat official account
- Run Shanghai half-marathon
- Within hours get back photos of yourself (from thousands of pictures made by freelance photographer)
- Pay $1 to buy unwatermarked images
The best summary of why this could be problematic was by @donohoe:
It sounds like this could be from a popular sci-fi book but it’s real. Welcome to the future!
Buzzfeed has a great piece on how users thrive on the Instagram platform using automated scripts and bots to build a following and monetize that.
“It’s not just Russian bots and hackers, it’s 22-year-old kids in their dorm rooms and influencers and brands of all sizes,” he said. “The damage is done on a very large level because nothing is genuine.”
And it’s incredibly cute. They seem to focus the messaging on the Aibo being able to develop a unique character.
Link to Aibo website
2018, a world where you can compliment the president of the United States to get anything done. Twitter link
Techcrunch has a good summary of why this is so strange, after the US installed a seven-year ban on selling to ZTE a month ago.
Unethical growth hacks: A look into the growing Youtube news bot epidemic
Something is wrong on the Internet was only the tip of the iceberg. Bots or scripts are producing (fake) news videos just to produce content and generate potential views based on keywords or recommendation algorithms. With the technology being so advanced already, I start to worry about the value and accuracy of information today.
How do you know what you just watched or read was true?
There’s an AI Running for the Mayoral Role of Tama City, Tokyo
“AI for Mayor”
Computers will probably do a better job at running a city anyway.