Four short links: 30 January 2020
Open-Domain Chatbot, Coding Style, Game Mod Copyright, and Design for Repair
- Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot — Google’s paper on making a chatbot that can have a vaguely plausible conversation on any subject. (via Google’s AI Blog)
- fast.ai’s Coding Style — interesting to see how different they are from historic coding standards, but they justify those differences (and aren’t dogmatic about the code they accept).
- All Your Mods Are Belong to Us — if you make a “custom game” (aka mod), then Blizzard owns the copyright. An example of attempting to capture all the value you create.
- Engineering a Repairable World — we need to view repair not only as an entryway to the field, but also as an essential or even ethical element of sustainable design and engineering.