Lois Smith’s character Marjorie is kept company by an AI construct of her dead husband Walter, played by Jon Hamm. Walter relies on Marjorie’s dementia-ridden memory for anecdotes and information to properly impersonate the deceased. It’s a topic that plays on our fears of artificial intelligence and technology in general, but goes beyond the obvious, and instead touches on humanity’s interaction with machine, and the unintended consequences.
From 1961 onward, argues Charles Armstrong, North Korea’s internal economic and political structures were such that the onset of economic malaise was only a matter of time. Time caught up with North Korea in a hurry following the collapse of the Soviet Union and a series of misfortunes that hit the ill-equipped state shortly thereafter. The structure of North Korea’s economy has undergone many fundamental changes since it nearly collapsed in the 1990s. This much we know.
This week Microsoft announced its old school program Microsoft Paint might be retired in the next version of the company’s Windows operating system. But after an internet outcry, the dodgy drawings on the original painting tool will continue. The Guardian first spotted MS Paint in a Microsoft list of features that are to be removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall creators update.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".