Four short links: 2 November 2018

Colorizing Photos, Evolving Space Invaders, Is It Too Late?, and Decision-Making

By Nat Torkington
November 2, 2018
  1. DeOldifyDeep learning-based project for colorizing and restoring old images. Impressive, and open source.
  2. InvaderZSpace invaders, but the invaders evolve with a genetic algorithm.
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  4. The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It. But Is It Already Too Late? — Alan Kay lecture. If we’ve done things with technology that got us in a bit of a pickle, doing things with technology will probably only make that worse. When Alan Kay speaks, I listen.
  5. Farsighted — new book by Steven Johnson, on powerful tools for honing the important skill of complex decision-making. Shades of Algorithms to Live By, but Johnson is a good writer and a good thinker, so this promises to be much more.
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