FIR 189: The first thing we do, let’s ease timekeeping for all the lawyers

The November episode of “The Hobson and Holtz Report” features Neville and Shel discussing these topics: MeWe and WT:Social are among the latest crop of social networks offering serious privacy in an attempt to dethrone Facebook A new tool lets brands remove negative comments from paid social media posts QR codes have made a comeback AI writer completes writing what you started Telcos hope RCS will inspire you to give up WhatsApp, Messenger, and other third-party tools Ping raises $13…

The time of the AI writer

Developments in artificial intelligence that can write authentic-looking stories took a big leap forward earlier this year with the release of GPT-2, a predictive text-creation algorithm that can create a coherent, realistic-sounding continuation of a text input as short as one or two sentences. In other words, the software looks at a text you write and predicts the next words and phrases. It uses a huge data set as its training source: 8 million web pages which have been curated…

SDF 30: Of Giants and Donkeys

On the first day after Brexit Day, Thomas, Sam and I joined in conversation on the Big Day that didn’t happen. #NoBrexitDay, in a hashtag. In this latest installment of our Small Data Forum podcast, episode 30, we again discuss the political shenanigins in the ongoing Brexit saga as we now head towards a General Election in the UK on December 12. We set the scene with a just-published book from the four men behind ‘Led By Donkeys,’ a political…

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