Much like his earlier work, Kosinski’s findings raised questions about privacy and the potential for discrimination in the digital age, suggesting scenarios in which better programs and data sets might be able to deduce anything from political leanings to criminality. But there was another question at the heart of Kosinski’s paper, a genuine mystery that went almost ignored amid all the media response: How was the computer doing what it did? What was it seeing that humans could not?
Voice assistant gadgets such as Alexa or Google Home are well on their way to mainstream ubiquity: Nearly 25 million are expected to ship this year, and by 2020 that figure is expected to swell to 60 million. Yet as Mladen Barbaric, the founder of Instrumments , sees it, the market’s still plagued by a problem.
UsTwo has designed everything from the epically beautiful game Monument Valley to UX for self-driving cars . With any one of those challenges, finding a good starting point is hard. Doubly so if what you’re trying to invent a new game, which by definition should be fun, unexpected, and unmoored by your everyday experience. How do they do it? At this week’s Fast Company Innovation Festival, four designers from UsTwo’s New York team offered a taste of how the studio approaches brainstorming.
@beenwrekt@mrtz As far as representation, I talked to about 20 people, across the spectrum. The stories in there represent what stuck together in terms of illuminating the story line. I wish I could have gotten more in there
@beenwrekt@mrtz I don't think he's a poster boy. The article began when I was talking to him last spring about the research, and him experiencing a black box. That set me on a quest to find who was solving the issue. Article isn't about his work per se--that's the focus of other pieces
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