When bots contradict each other. Also: Background on AI and the African mobile phone miracle. — FTN DAILY EDITION #127, Innovation & Technology

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Bot Wars

The curious phenomenon of Wikipedia bots fighting with each other.

Popular Science:

A group of researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute looked at nine years’ worth of data on Wikipedia’s bots and found that even the helpful ones spent a lot of time contradicting each other.

http://www.popsci.com/wikipedia-bots-fighting


The Phone, mightier than the Sword

Mobile phones can be quite an effective measure against poverty.

Robert Colvile for Foundation for Economic Education:

Ten years ago, in Africa, a revolutionary experiment began — to create banking without banks.

http://www.popsci.com/wikipedia-bots-fighting


No Loathing

A quick guide to AI’s potential.

Popular Science:

We might one day build AI that is inspired by how humans think, but does not work the same way.

http://www.popsci.com/wikipedia-bots-fighting


No Fear

Don’t let AI freak you out. Learn about it.

Matt Escobar for The Conversation:

Learning the inner workings of artificial intelligence is an antidote to these worries. And this knowledge can facilitate both responsible and carefree engagement.

http://www.popsci.com/wikipedia-bots-fighting


AI Assistance

Apple, Amazon and Google have different approaches to become your preferred voice assistant.

Tim Bajarin for TIME:

While some observers have argued Apple is behind in the voice-activated AI space, I believe Apple’s approach will prove the smarter path in the long run.

http://www.popsci.com/wikipedia-bots-fighting


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