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😎 Life after Pokemon Go; AGI in 2016; media & technology after truth; human sexuality; lakes & hipster chocolate++ #71

On the technology, the truth and media; artificial general intelligence; gendering AI; big data and h
July 17 · Issue #71 · View online
The Exponential View
On the technology, the truth and media; artificial general intelligence; gendering AI; big data and human sexuality; Pokemon Go and what it means; climate records fall.
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Holiday special edition - I am on my summer break, so this is a quick EV sent remotely. 

Dept of the near future
🗞 How technology disrupted the truth. Absolutely excellent from Katherine Viner of the Guardian. READ ONE THING, READ THIS.
🔮 Demis Hassabis: We will build an AGI with the intelligence of a rat this year. (Rats can do lots of smart things.) MUST WATCH
👫 The gender of artificial intelligence: “there’s almost always a problem when a homogenous group builds a system that is applied to people not represented by the builders” GOOD READ
🌆 The business implications of machine learning. Practical overview WORTH READING
Dept of Pokemon Go and AR Go has taken some parts of the world by storm. My take is that it’ll be a short-lived fad but prove the appeal of augmented and mixed reality applications. Hard to see anything but a small cohort collecting Pokemon Gos. Equally it is not too far of stretch to see how the hardware and consumer interest is nearly at a point where a more mainstream application could be developed. I’ll mull on this on my holiday.
Pokemon Go sees more daily users than Twitter in the US.
How the game represents the threshold between humans and machines. GOOD READ
🤑 Pokemon Go represents the best, not the worst, of modern capitalism. THOUGHT PROVOKING.
Pokemon at funerals. Incongruous.
Dept of climate change
Short morsels to appear smart at dinner parties
What you are up to
End note
I am on holiday for the next three weeks. I hope you enjoy your time off, if you are getting any. 

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