Four short links: 2 November 2018
Colorizing Photos, Evolving Space Invaders, Is It Too Late?, and Decision-Making
- DeOldify — Deep learning-based project for colorizing and restoring old images. Impressive, and open source.
- InvaderZ — Space invaders, but the invaders evolve with a genetic algorithm.
- 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.
- 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.