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The da Vinci Code: Observe, Connect & Create

Walter Isaacson: “Today we live in a world that encourages specialization, whether we are students, scholars, workers or professionals. We also tend to exalt training in technology and engineering, believing that the jobs of the future will go to those who can code and build rather than those who can be creative.” “But the true […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Oct 2nd, 2017 | , , ,

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Deep Thinking: ‘Artificial’ Trumps ‘Intelligence’

  LARB: From a review of Deep Thinking, by Garry Kasparov, the chess champion defeated by Deep Blue, a machine, in 1997: “The history of computer chess is the history of artificial intelligence. After their disappointments in trying to reverse-engineer the brain, computer scientists narrowed their sights. Abandoning their pursuit of human-like intelligence, they began […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Jul 7th, 2017 | , , , ,

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The Bestseller Code: Algorithmic Hits

  The Bookseller: “Jodie Archer, a former publisher and consultant, and Matthew Jockers, co-founder of Stanford University’s Literary Lab, have built an algorithm aimed at proving that mega-hits are predictable. The system, which analyses theme, plot, style and character to predict whether a manuscript will be a bestseller, has looked at 20,000 novels using “cutting-edge […] [...]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Jul 6th, 2016 | , , ,

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