These are a few of my favorite things
Hi every one
Here is this week's three cool things.. Google Lens, launched recently at Google I/O, a drink that helps you go slower, and a great article on how to teach AI right from wrong.
Have a good one.
1. Google LENS
One of the flashiest announcements from today was Google Lens, a new product that lets you search the world with your phone’s camera. Let’s say you’re on a hike and want to know if that plant by your ankle is poison oak. Or maybe you’re browsing through your vacation photos from Athens and can’t remember the name of that crumbling ancient structure. Google Lens can offer information on exactly what you’re seeing, in real time or in photos, plus help you interact with it. Point the camera at a restaurant and Lens will not only tell you the name, but pull up the menu and help you book a table. It promises a whole new way of scanning the real world the way you would with Google Search. - Wired Read David Pierce’s story on Lens. or here on RECODE
2. Anti-energy drink
Polish studio Opus B has created a conceptual drink packaging designed to give consumers a chance to slow down. The anti-energy drink comes in two glass bottles joined together in the middle to resemble an hourglass. The bottles are twisted apart to separate them into two portions.
"Our principal idea was to design a package which will provoke the creation of a new ritual of consumption," said Opus B's Aleksandra Wiśniewska. "The package creates a pretext to stop, think and catch a moment for yourself." - Dezeen
3. TEaching AI right from wrong
So someone is going to have to teach all these robots right from wrong, right? If robots will be making life or death calls, can we trust the automated car to make the right choice? The question is how, and who?
This article sheds some light, I especially like the use of story (as in fiction), to teach morality.
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here