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Featured Story: Pandemic pain is fueling robo-realism
Financial Times columnist Sarah O’Connor recently wrote the type of humility-driven reflection I wish pervaded tech coverage. She begins “Why I was wrong to be optimistic about robots” with an about-face confession that won’t surprise anyone steeped in political economy, but nevertheless is a refreshingly honest dose of fourth estate realism.
Since the U.S. election, Parler downloads have skyrocketed as millions of users have signed up to escape a perceived “anti-conservative” bias among mainstream social media platforms.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused many outbursts of creativity, but few have the potential to be as meaningful as Mark O. Riedl’s lockdown project. The academic at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s school of interactive computing has spent the last several long months producing an artificial intelligence system that’s able to produce lyrics for parody songs, similar to those produced by Weird Al Yankovic.
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