Poem Portraits is brought to you by Google. It’s an art experiment, part crowdsourced, and part AI driven, learning as it goes. Donate a word to become part of an ever evolving collective poem and create your own POEM PORTRAIT – Try out Poem Portraits It’s diverting, but I’m not sure the quality is whatContinue reading “Poem Portraits”
Ofcom’s Online Nation was released yesterday. It offers a useful insight into how and why people in the UK use online tools and resources. And the findings may surprise some. They should. Check out the really handy thread from Rob Blackie which summarises the reports main findings – then get your grandparents to teach youContinue reading “Online Nation”
What do YouTube, Amazon, Google, BBC, Ben & Jerry’s, Cadburys, Facebook, Pringles, Wikipedia and Channel 4 have in common?
It may sound unexciting, but the transition from human editors and curators to algorithmic engines powering the likes of Google and Facebook is changing what we see, when and how. These developments pose ethical questions – we should be worried. Ethical considerations, while flexible, are necessarily human decisions. The mechanised approach to managing online dataContinue reading “How algorithms control online information”