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ACTIVISM
[Data Viz] KONY2012: See How Invisible Networks Helped a Campaign Capture the World’s Attention
http://giladlotan.com/2012/03/data-viz-kony2012-see-how-invisible-networks-helped-a-campaign-capture-the-worlds-attention/
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#Bringbackourgirls, #Kony2012, and the complete, divisive history of ‘hashtag activism’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/05/08/bringbackourgirls-kony2012-and-the-complete-divisive-history-of-hashtag-activism/
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ACTIVISM
#Riot: Self-Organized, Hyper-Networked Revolts—Coming to a City Near You
https://www.wired.com/2011/12/ff_riots/all/1
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ACTIVISM
2 Stories, Many Cameras: Protesters Demand Video Of Charlotte Shooting
http://www.wnyc.org/story/two-stories-many-cameras-protesters-demand-video-of-charlotte-shooting/
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Angry ‘hashtag activists’ can get people behind a cause, but are they stifling public debate?
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/angry-hashtag-activists-can-get-people-behind-a-cause-but-are-they-stifling-public-debate
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ACTIVISM
As Standing Rock Protesters Face Down Armored Trucks, the World Watches on Facebook
https://www.wired.com/2016/10/standing-rock-protesters-face-police-world-watches-facebook/amp/
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ACTIVISM
Can #ShoutYourAbortion Turn Hashtag Activism Into a Movement?
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/can-shoutyourabortion-turn-hashtag-activism-into-a-movement
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Can Hashtag Activism Inspire Real Life Social and Political Changes?
http://www.blogher.com/can-hashtag-activism-inspire-real-life-social-and-political-changes
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ACTIVISM
Changing your Facebook profile picture is doing more good than you might think
http://www.vox.com/2015/12/8/9873822/social-media-activism-science
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ACTIVISM
Converting tweets into feet: can Zimbabwe’s social media activism oust Robert Mugabe?
http://theconversation.com/converting-tweets-into-feet-can-zimbabwes-social-media-activism-oust-robert-mugabe-63793
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ACTIVISM
Facebook Is The Newest Frontier In Stemming Animal Trade
http://www.vocativ.com/368008/facebook-stemming-animal-trade/
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ACTIVISM How Cameras Have Shaped Student Protests
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/how-cameras-have-shaped-student-protests/415830/
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ACTIVISM
How grassroots activists are forcing gun sales off Facebook
http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/features-issue-sections/16938/facebook-banning-gun-sales-grassroots-enforcement/#sthash.LNGyXH9V.dpuf
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ACTIVISM
How the Internet is Shaping Social Change, and Social Change is Shaping the Internet
http://centerformediajustice.org/digital-culture-shift-from-scale-to-power/?utm_content=buffere7868&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
report, might not be great for class
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ACTIVISM
How the Jim Crow Internet is Pushing Back Against Black Lives Matter
https://newrepublic.com/article/137163/jim-crow-internet-pushing-back-black-lives-matter
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ACTIVISM
How to Build a Civil Rights Movement for the Digital Age
https://www.wired.com/2016/10/rashad-robinson-color-of-change-civil-rights/amp/
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ACTIVISM How Twitter Helps Fight Human Rights Abuse
https://newrepublic.com/article/123230/how-twitter-helps-fight-human-rights-abuse
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ACTIVISM
Is Livestreaming the Future of Media, or the Future of Activism?
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/livestreaming-the-future-of-media-or-activism.html#
really good article
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podcast: Politics by Numbers: How Social Media Shape Collective Action 53 min
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/politics-numbers-how-social-media-shape-collective-action
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ACTIVISM
Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Causes Via ‘Hashtag Activism’
http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/learning/2014/05/09/skills-and-strategies-engaging-in-causes-via-hashtag-activism/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
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Social media helps Black Lives Matter fight the power
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/how-black-lives-matter-uses-social-media-to-fight-the-power/
good article
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ACTIVISM
Standing Rock protesters are creating social media noise to confuse police. It is the future of protest.
http://fusion.net/story/364533/standing-rock-facebook-check-ins/
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ACTIVISM The Lessons of Kony 2012
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_next_20/2016/09/kony_2012_quickly_became_a_punch_line_but_what_if_it_did_more_good_than.html
I make this point a lot in lectures :)
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ACTIVISM
This activist found a brilliant way to get back at neo-Nazis using their own tools
http://fusion.net/story/319194/nazi-detector-github-chrome-extension-dan-sieradski/
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ACTIVISM
This is what it will be like to protest in 2020, when the state is watching your every move
http://fusion.net/story/362575/protest-2020-future-surveillance-activism-police/
good read
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ACTIVISM
Three years after it fell apart, Kony 2012 may have finally changed the world
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/04/21/three-years-after-it-fell-apart-kony-2012-may-have-finally-changed-the-world/
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ACTIVISM Unpacking Kony 2012
http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/unpacking-kony-2012/
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ACTIVISM Was #Kony2012 a failure?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/12/16/was-kony2012-a-failure/
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ACTIVISM
What Happened to the Ice Bucket Challenge? Derided at the time as “slacktivism,” the social-media campaign has had surprisingly long-lasting benefits.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/als-and-the-ice-bucket-challenge?mbid=social_twitter
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ACTIVISM
#Bringbackourgirls, #Kony2012, and the complete, divisive history of ‘hashtag activism’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/05/08/bringbackourgirls-kony2012-and-the-complete-divisive-history-of-hashtag-activism/
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How Can We Achieve Age Diversity in Silicon Valley?
https://backchannel.com/how-can-we-achieve-age-diversity-in-silicon-valley-11a847cb37b7#.h02opwhfv
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ALGORITHMS
A Math Nerd Wants to Stop the Big Data Monster
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-24/a-math-nerd-wants-to-stop-the-big-data-monster
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ALGORITHMS
Algorithmic trading could be to blame for pound’s ‘flash crash’
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2108386-algorithmic-trading-could-be-to-blame-for-pounds-flash-crash/
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ALGORITHMS
Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t.
https://www.propublica.org/article/amazon-says-it-puts-customers-first-but-its-pricing-algorithm-doesnt
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ALGORITHMS
An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer
http://www.salon.com/2015/10/10/an_algorithm_might_save_your_life_how_the_amazon_and_netflix_method_might_someday_cure_cancer/
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ALGORITHMSAre Algorithms Ruining How We Discover Music?
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-algorithms-ruining-how-we-discover-music/
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ALGORITHMS
At Facebook, algorithms choose the news. And sometimes they don’t get it quite right.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/10/19/at-facebook-algorithms-choose-the-news-and-sometimes-they-dont-get-it-quite-right/
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ALGORITHMSBig-Data Algorithms Are Manipulating Us All
https://www.wired.com/2016/10/big-data-algorithms-manipulating-us/amp/
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ALGORITHMSFacebook is a new breed of editor: a social editor
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2016/09/15/facebook-is-a-new-breed-of-editor-a-social-editor/
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ALGORITHMS
Facebook replaced human news curators with an algorithm, and it’s already a total mess
http://fusion.net/story/341595/facebook-fake-megyn-kelly-story-trending/
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ALGORITHMS
Facebook's new algorithm will help pick the next president
http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/facebook-algorithm-election-turnout/
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ALGORITHMSGo Tweak Yourself, Facebook
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/04/go-tweak-yourself-facebook/480258/
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ALGORITHMS
How Algorithms Can Hurt Society: A Chat With Math Radical Cathy O’Neil
https://www.techatbloomberg.com/blog/algorithms-can-hurt-society-chat-math-radical-cathy-oneil/
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ALGORITHMSHow algorithms rule our working lives
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/01/how-algorithms-rule-our-working-lives
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ALGORITHMS
How can algorithms predict what I don’t know myself?
http://reallifemag.com/taste-space/
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ALGORITHMSHow Facebook algorithms impact democracy
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/148536-facebook-algorithms-impact-democracy
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ALGORITHMS
In the age of the algorithm, the human gatekeeper is back
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/30/age-of-algorithm-human-gatekeeper?utm_source=Jocelyn+K.+Glei%27s+newsletter&utm_campaign=a9946fee28-Newsletter_10_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0d0c9bd4c2-a9946fee28-130301001
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ALGORITHMSMake algorithms accountable
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/make-algorithms-accountable.html?mtrref=feedly.com&gwh=E43058B9EE0787D36928975F90C8B1D7&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion
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ALGORITHMS
No More Magic Algorithms: Cultural Policy in an Era of Discoverability
https://points.datasociety.net/no-more-magic-algorithms-cultural-policy-in-an-era-of-discoverability-6ba07eda2b89#.d11mhaa59
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Podcast: 6 Algorithms That Can Improve Your Life 21 min
http://www.wnyc.org/story/algorithms-practical-efficiency/
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podcast: Bias? In My Algorithms? A Facebook News Story - PBS Idea Channel 10 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXQA6D4JC0A
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ALGORITHMS
Podcast: Digging Into Facebook's File On You 18 min
http://www.wnyc.org/story/propublica-facebook-algorithms-bias-privacy/
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podcast: How To Teach Ethics To Algorithms 10 min
http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2016/05/10/ethics-algorithms
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ALGORITHMSpodcast: It’s Us Versus the Algorithms 11 min
http://www.wnyc.org/story/its-us-versus-algorithms/
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ALGORITHMSRemoving gender bias from algorithms
http://theconversation.com/removing-gender-bias-from-algorithms-64721
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ALGORITHMSReview: Weapons of Math Destruction
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/review-weapons-of-math-destruction/
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ALGORITHMSSausage, politics, and data predictions?
https://points.datasociety.net/sausage-politics-and-data-predictions-f7547034840b#.en3xjfvgo
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ALGORITHMSShining a light on the darkness
https://points.datasociety.net/shining-a-light-on-the-darkness-432adf10c7a0#.qbd4vefkz
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The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good
http://qz.com/571007/the-magic-that-makes-spotifys-discover-weekly-playlists-so-damn-good/
Good
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ALGORITHMS
Transportation optimization starts with math, but ends in understanding human behavior.
http://nautil.us/issue/3/in-transit/unhappy-truckers-and-other-algorithmic-problems
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ALGORITHMSvideo: Databite No. 88: Cathy O’Neil 58 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4L_LTkKauI&feature=youtu.be
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ALGORITHMS
Video: How Powerful Are Algorithms? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios 9 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSi6YoTPWLw
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What We Know About the Computer Formulas Making Decisions in Your Life
https://www.propublica.org/article/what-we-know-about-the-computer-formulas-making-decisions-in-your-life?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1446241548
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What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/03/23/what-you-dont-know-about-internet-algorithms-is-hurting-you-and-you-probably-dont-know-very-much/
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ALGORITHMSWhat’s the Deal With Algorithms?
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/02/what_is_an_algorithm_an_explainer.html
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ALGORITHMSWhen Algorithms Decide What You Pay
https://www.propublica.org/article/breaking-the-black-box-when-algorithms-decide-what-you-pay
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ALGORITHMSWho Controls Your Facebook Feed
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/cover_story/2016/01/how_facebook_s_news_feed_algorithm_works.html
Well written
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ARCHIVEA Memory of Webs Past
http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/internet/a-memory-of-webs-past/0
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ARCHIVEArchiving a Website for Ten Thousand Years
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/05/archiving-a-website-for-ten-thousand-years/482385/
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ARCHIVECan Twitter Fit Inside the Library of Congress?
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/08/can-twitter-fit-inside-the-library-of-congress/494339/
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How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/magazine/how-an-archive-of-the-internet-could-change-history.html?_r=0
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How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/magazine/how-an-archive-of-the-internet-could-change-history.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=search&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront&mtrref=www.nytimes.com&mtrref=www.nytimes.com&gwh=6C489EE932317188889093192A014C76&gwt=pay
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Podcast: Preserving Disappearing Data In The Digital Age 22 min
http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2015/05/28/disappearing-data
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ARCHIVERaiders of the Lost Web
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/raiders-of-the-lost-web/409210/
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ARCHIVEThe Cobweb: Can the Internet be archived?
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/cobweb
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The Irony of Writing Online About Digital Preservation
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/the-irony-of-writing-about-digital-preservation/416184/
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ARCHIVEThe Mission to Save Vanishing Internet Art
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/arts/design/the-mission-to-save-vanishing-internet-art.html?_r=0
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The Story of AllMusic, the Internet’s Largest, Most Influential Music Database
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-story-of-allmusic-the-internets-largest-most-influential-music-database
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Video: Do We Need a Better Archive of the Internet? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios 11 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoH3dlKZ-A0
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEArtificial intelligence is hard to see
https://medium.com/@katecrawford/artificial-intelligence-is-hard-to-see-a71e74f386db#.fgaear5nj
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEpodcast: Episode 73: AI is just a buzzword
http://iotpodcast.com/2016/08/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Terrifyingly Convenient: A.I. assistants can give you the news, order you a pizza, and tell you a joke. All you have to do is trust them—completely.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/cover_story/2016/04/alexa_cortana_and_siri_aren_t_novelties_anymore_they_re_our_terrifyingly.html
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Some Like It Bot
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/some-like-it-bot/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEA History of SmarterChild
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/a-history-of-smarterchild
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
A New AI Ethics Center Shows Growing Angst About Machine Smarts
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602789/a-new-ai-ethics-center-shows-growing-angst-about-machine-smarts/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEA.I. Has Grown Up and Left Home
http://nautil.us/issue/8/home/ai-has-grown-up-and-left-home
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEAI doesn't get Black Twitter
https://www.inverse.com/article/21316-a-i-doesn-t-get-black-twitter-yet
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEAI Is Not out to Get Us
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ai-is-not-out-to-get-us/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEArtificial Emotions
http://nautil.us/issue/1/what-makes-you-so-special/artificial-emotions
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEArtificial intelligence is already weirdly inhuman
http://nautil.us/issue/27/dark-matter/artificial-intelligence-is-already-weirdly-inhuman
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Artificial Intelligence Systems Manage More Complex Tasks
http://www.wsj.com/articles/artificial-intelligence-systems-manage-more-complex-tasks-1476291840?mod=e2fb
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Artificial intelligence won't save the internet from porn
https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/21/artificial-intelligence-wont-save-the-internet-from-porn/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEBaidu Made a Bot to Help You When You're Sick
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/baidu-made-a-bot-to-help-you-when-youre-sick
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEChat Bots Aren’t a Fad. They’re a Revolution.
https://backchannel.com/the-chat-bot-revolution-is-upon-us-f3fa9e0b380
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEChat Bots Aren’t a Fad. They’re a Revolution.
https://backchannel.com/the-chat-bot-revolution-is-upon-us-f3fa9e0b380#.lxs50jrpt
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEChatbot Fail
http://thewalrus.ca/chatbot-fail/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Clippy’s Back: The Future of Microsoft Is Chatbots
http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-microsoft-future-ai-chatbots/
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEDeep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deep-learning-boosts-google-translate-tool/
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