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These things made me sit up and take notice:
Britain's equivalent to Tutankhamun found in Southend-on-Sea
— "Gold foil crosses were found in the grave which indicate he was a Christian, a fact which has also surprised historians."
Writer James Vlahos explains how voice computing will change the way we live
— "If you’re only presenting one answer, it better not be junk. I think the conversation is going to more turn toward censorship. Why do they get to choose what is deemed to be fact?"
Prisoner’s dilemma shows exploitation is a basic property of human society
(MIT Technology Review)
— "The next question this kind of work must answer is how exploitation can be avoided or what strategy exploited individuals must use to change their lot."
What Can Video Games Teach Us About Instructional Design?
— "The best video games provide instant feedback. Players know where they have been, where they are, and where they are going. They don’t have to stop what they are doing in order to see their progress."
It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces
— "Instead of teaching the algorithm to paste one face onto another using a catalogue of expressions from one person, they use the facial features that are common across most humans to then puppeteer a new face."
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