Four short links: 29 June 2016

Healthy Skepticism, VR Storytelling, Isolating Portraits, and Knowledge-Free Bots

By Nat Torkington
June 29, 2016
Four short links
  1. 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.
  2. The Struggle to Adapt Storytelling for Virtual RealityIn the last year, the technology has reached a point where we can do things we couldn’t do even two years ago.
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  4. Automatic Portrait Segmentation for Image Stylization (PDF) — automatically pull out faces from photos.
  5. 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.
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