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Will Oremus / Slate:
Three former Facebook contractors say Trending news algorithm was not ready to run autonomously, user testing was overwhelmingly negative   —  How Facebook's foray into automated news went from messy to disastrous.  —  It seems Facebook's human news editors weren't quite as expendable as the company thought.
Aug 30, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Satya Nadella / Slate:
How humans and AI can work together to solve society's greatest challenges   —  Advanced machine learning, also known as artificial intelligence or just A.I., holds far greater promise than unsettling headlines about computers beating humans at games like Jeopardy!, chess, checkers, and Go.
Jun 28, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook will now show Live Videos higher in News Feed provided they are currently live and not recordings   —  Facebook Is Becoming Less Like a Newspaper ... and More Like Cable News  —  Facebook's News Feed long functioned as a sort of personalized newspaper—a collection of stories …
Mar 1, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter's “Beyond 140” feature is a plan to host content inside its walled garden, instead of linking to blogs and other websites   —  Twitter Isn't Raising the Character Limit.  It's Becoming a Walled Garden.  —  Tweeters are freaking out—again—about another report that Twitter …
Jan 6, 2016, 3:45 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook's News Feed team on algorithms, relevancy scores, and the importance of giving users more control over their feeds   —  How Facebook's news feed algorithm works  —  A small team of engineers in Menlo Park.  A panel of anonymous power users around the world.  And, increasingly, you.
Jan 5, 2016, 3:20 AMIn context
Amanda Hess / Slate:
Teens find fame on live streaming app YouNow, whose 100M users send $1.5M in tips to broadcasters every month   —  YouNow, a live-streaming social network, is making stars  —  Teens are getting famous on a social network you've probably never heard of.  —  Zach Clayton, 15 …
Dec 13, 2015, 11:35 PMIn context
Amanda Hess / Slate:
Sony employees on the hack, one year later   —  What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.  —  Every morning, like so many of her colleagues, a television writer would drive from her Hollywood apartment to the Culver City, California, lot of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Nov 24, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Why adaptive learning software is seeing increased adoption in US schools and colleges and may completely replace textbooks   —  Adaptive learning software is replacing textbooks and upending American education.  Should we welcome it?  —  Eighteen students file into a brightly lit classroom.
Nov 1, 2015, 10:40 PMIn context
Rebecca Wexler / Slate:
Defendants Should Have the Right to Inspect the Software Code Used to Convict Them   —  Secret code is everywhere—in elevators, airplanes, medical devices.  By refusing to publish the source code for software, companies make it impossible for third parties to inspect, even when that code has enormous effects on society and policy.
Oct 12, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Slate:
Lebanon, New Hampshire library board votes to reinstate its Tor relay, after DHS contacted local police   —  How a Small New Hampshire Library Fought Government Fearmongering  —  Board meetings of the Lebanon Libraries in the small town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, don't normally include signs that read …
Sep 19, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context

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