July 2018

July 27, 2018

July 5, 2018

  • CJR: There are a lot of rote tasks a good AI interviewer could do for you.
    “AI could also be used for fact-checking; the system could call sources to confirm quotes or facts. Or it could be used in other reporting scenarios: Automated interviews would allow for more comprehensive data collection, such as canvassing a neighborhood to find individuals affected by a local policy change, routinely updating events calendar databases, or staying on top of local commercial real-estate developments, to name just a few.”
  • Justin O’Beirne: Google’s map moat. A fascinating look at how Google has developed Maps. The byproduct of two byproducts thing (“areas of interest” derived from satellite and streetview photos) blew me away.