Tom Scott-Redford

HyperThursday 2: Everyday AI

I got the idea to try these weekly posts after realising how many links I was saving while browsing the Web. It isn’t my goal with this little project to provide a comprehensive exploration of an area, more of a stroll through the bits that interest me just now. So with my excuses out of the way, HyperThursday 2 is about AI, or to be more precise, how we live with AI.

HyperThursday 1: Hypertext

I’m trying something new here. Rather than write a screed about how we should all get on bicycles and take up blogging again, I’m going to share some links to things I found interesting on the Web this week. It might become a (kind of) weekly thing and probably will go out on Thursdays. So, lets start with the natural habitat of links, or hyperlinks: hypertext.

Ghosts in the Machine

Humans can see faces in anything, so it’s not much of a surprise that we can be fooled into seeing sentience in a chat-bot.

Local Democracy

How do you find the balance between fully engaging with and empowering the people who have to live with political decisions, without yielding to the views of the people who shout the loudest and have the time and resources to show up to public consultations?