Could machine learning outweigh human surveillance in Apple Music?

Could machine learning outweigh human surveillance in Apple Music? (Bloomberg / Getty Images)Hello, National Backchannel. Steven here. Have fun at the end of the summer (though who is happy about that?). This week I wrote about Apple and AI. If you’ve followed Backchannel, you know we covered it closely the proliferation of machine learning, as … Read more

There is a thriving marketplace for human body parts on Instagram

According to Samuel Redman, a history professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, bone trade and colonialism have long been parallel, evidence can be seen in large collections of human remains in museums. Europe and America. In his book, Skeletons: From scientific racism to the prehistoric times of humanity in the museumHe proposed that a … Read more

Human hypocrisy and robot baseball case

I, for one, will welcome our robot referee leaders, at least when it comes to calling the ball and hitting. Automatic strike zone will come, probably within the next three seasons, and I’m here for it. If you’ve spent any time on Twitter during baseball season, especially post-season over the past few years, you may … Read more

The History of Poop Is Really The History of Technology Sure it was crude, but human expertise in chemistry allowed for the success of agriculture – and the rise of civilization.

The History of Poop Is Really The History of Technology Sure it was crude, but human expertise in chemistry allowed for the success of agriculture – and the rise of civilization.