特斯拉要让自动驾驶自学成才

在特斯拉Autopilot的媒体发布会上,Elon Musk为每位Model S车主取名为「专业教练」,意味着每个驾驶者将会训练这个系统,通过大量的训练数据近一步完善Autopilot的自动化驾驶功能

Link:特斯拉车主表示,他们的汽车每天都在学习自动驾驶

按需经济中的打分机制

Uber、Airbnb都引入了打分机制,你可以给服务打分,而这些评分将成为算法进一步提高的重要参考,事实上,我们这些消费者正在成长为一个无情的「中层领导」群体:

The rating systems used by these companies have turned customers into unwitting and sometimes unwittingly ruthless middle managers, more efficient than any boss a company could hope to hire. They’re always there, working for free, hypersensitive to the smallest error. All the algorithm has to do is tally up their judgments and deactivate accordingly.

Link:The rating game |

不要怪手机了

人类社会不断重复一条规律:仿佛过去的时代一定就是最好的。如今越来越多的人思考科技尤其是手机带个人的冲击,但作者另辟蹊径,从另一个角度切入:

In conclusion, I think we need to stop thinking technology is ruining everything, making us a slave to it, mindlessly using our smartphones all the time. It is not. It is enriching our lives, connecting us to the people that matter the most to us regardless of how far away they are, connecting us to all kinds of people whom we wouldn’t have met otherwise. So, stop feeling superior for making fun of other people because they’re using their smartphones, stop pretending our lives and society would be better without them, stop blaming technology for natural human behaviors.

下面两张图很棒:

Link:Stop saying technology is causing social isolation

Instant Articles是什么

Instant Articles是Facebook推出的类似于微信公众平台的新闻聚合产品,本文更像是FB的公关稿件,但有一个地方值得看一下:

Instant Articles supports liking and commenting on photos and videos inside the article. Those photos and videos can then become stories themselves and show up in news feeds. If you go to BuzzFeed articles, for example, you see people are liking and commenting on individual photos there, and mentioning their friends, and talking about the items they see. We think that interaction is something that’s going to be really interesting

上周,《纽约时报》曾认为,Particles要比Articles更适合未来的新闻行业。

Link:Instant Articles get shared more than old-fashioned links, plus more details from Facebook’s news push