Amazon and the Urban Hypocrite

Big CityImageLong Island City, Queens, before the coming transformation.CreditCreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]In the days before Amazon’s official announcement that it would situate its second headquarters in two locations, one of them in Queens, many New Yorkers were outraged by the impending…

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2018 proved that computer imaginative and prescient is the strongest manifestation of AI

You probably use computer vision every day and don’t even think about it. Enjoy checking out the latest Snapchat filters? That’s computer vision. Unlock your iPhone with your face? That’s computer vision, too. Use your phone to deposit your latest paycheck and get some cash in your bank account? Well, that’s also computer vision. Computer vision as we…

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The 1995 Anime “Ghost in the Shell” is more relevant than ever in this day’s technologically complex society

When the anime movie Ghost in the Shell was released in 1995, the world wide web was still little more than a novelty, Microsoft was just beginning to find its GUI-feet, and artificial intelligence research was in the doldrums. Against this background, Ghost was remarkably prescient for its time. Twenty-three years later, it’s even more…

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