Stop Calling Everything AI, Machine-Learning Pioneer Says – IEEE Spectrum

Computers have not become intelligent per se, but they have provided capabilities that augment human intelligence, he writes. Moreover, they have excelled at low-level pattern-recognition capabilities that could be performed in principle by humans but at great cost. Machine learning–based systems are able to detect fraud in financial transactions at massive scale, for example, thereby […]

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County clerk’s office online exhibit

Today, I received notice of this new exhibit from the St. John’s County (St. Augustine, Florida) Clerk’s Office: Black History Exhibit. The bland title notwithstanding, I found the timing interesting because I was just thinking through the Kafatovic book on online library/archive exhibits. Upon reviewing this online exhibit, I have two reactions. The first is […]

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Virtual and augmented Met Museum

This story is in today’s issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/met-unframed-review/2021/02/02/c1a5078a-6442-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html It is a fun “digital project review” of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “The Met Unframed” mobile experience, including its built-in games and augmented reality tools. […]

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Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog

The Library now has a secure collection of tweet text, documenting the first 12 years (2006-2017) of this dynamic communications channel—its emergence, its applications and its evolution.Today, we announce a change in collections practice for Twitter. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Library will acquire tweets on a selective basis—similar to our collections of web sites.The […]

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Earth at a Cute Angle. Satellite imagery surrounds us — from… | by Robert Simmon | Nightingale | Jan, 2021 | Medium

Satellite imagery surrounds us — from Google Maps and daily weather forecasts to the graphics illustrating news stories — but almost all of it is from a map-like, top-down perspective. This view allows satellite data to be analyzed over time and compared with other sources of data. Unfortunately, it’s also a distorted perspective. Lacking many […]

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