Four short links: 10 January 2020
Automation UX, Awful AI, Neural Net Guitar Pedal, and Closed Web
- Ten Challenges for Making Automation a “Team Player” in Joint Human-Agent Activity — it’s really interesting to read this and think how they might manifest in, eg., a chatbot. I remember Jesse Robbins talking about Orion for emergency workers and how they were having to invent this stuff. It’s remarkable how we’ve gone through a chatbot boom and bust cycle without much forward progress in standardizing these things. (via The Morning Paper)
- Awful AI — a curated list to track current scary usages of AI—hoping to raise awareness to its misuses in society.
- A Neural Network Guitar Pedal — This neural network is trained to turn a guitar into a piano in real time. It’s not perfect but it’s still pretty amazing. (via Twitter)
- Web is Now Closed — Samuel Maddock has been trying to create a rival “indie” browser, and has been to each of the EME DRM vendors and has been sent away by all of them. This is appalling.