Four short links: 29 June 2016
Healthy Skepticism, VR Storytelling, Isolating Portraits, and Knowledge-Free Bots
- The Moral Economy of Tech (Maciej Ceglowski) — I am very suspicious of attempts to change the world that can’t first work on a local scale.
- The Struggle to Adapt Storytelling for Virtual Reality — In the last year, the technology has reached a point where we can do things we couldn’t do even two years ago.
- Automatic Portrait Segmentation for Image Stylization (PDF) — automatically pull out faces from photos.
- A Neural Conversational Model (Paper a Day) — The traditional approach to building bots requires a ‘rather complicated pipeline’ of many stages. In contrast, the neural conversational model is an end-to-end approach to the problem that lacks any domain knowledge. The surprising thing, is just how well it works.