Four short links: 2 June 2016
Open Source Speech Chatbots, 2016 Internet Trends, AI for Social Good, and Visuals in Scientific Literature
- Open Source Speech Chatbots — node + sphinx implementing Alexa’s skills API.
- Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report (PDF) — uninspiring this year, as growth flattens and the big news is that adblockers have made the open web hard ground for advertisers so they’re moving to Snapchat and other closed attention traps.
- AI for Social Good — upcoming conference, will be livestreamed.
- Viziometrics: Analyzing Visual Information in the Scientific Literature — we use techniques from computer vision and machine learning to classify more than 8 million figures from PubMed into 5 figure types and study the resulting patterns of visual information as they relate to impact. Dataset is explorable and the research is written up in MIT TR.