Destroy all the humans • Required Reading Issue #46

Our semi-weekly digest of ten Internet items worth your attention

CNBC

1 
A few weeks ago at SXSW, I attended a panel on robotics and AI where I met Sophia, Hanson Robotics’ state-of-the-art, most humanlike, female robot, and she seemed nice. Then she appeared on CNBC and said she wanted to destroy humans.

2 
If you’re going to make a bot, making it ethical is a baseline requirement. How to make a bot that isn’t racist.

3 
2016 is going to be a big year for exposing the masses to VR, and thanks to Samsung, more than 7 million people will see VR at Six Flags.

4 
Finally! New details have emerged about Pokémon and Niantic’s upcoming augmented reality game Pokémon GO.

5 
When the internet is amazing you get pong inside a Piet Mondrian painting.

6 
Motion design is the future of UI, but remember kids, “don’t go overboard, it’s the subtle and thoughtful animations that are the most effective.”

7 
Google launched a new machine learning platform. Now if I can just figure out how to use it to create/improve this newsletter.

8 
How Netflix uses computer vision algorithms to generate imagery for their massive collection of videos.

9 
Brent Watanabe is my new hero. His mod of Grand Theft Auto V creates and follows an autonomous deer wandering through the fictional state of San Andreas. The piece is presented as a live stream onsanandreasanimalcams.com. This is the new art.

And finally…

10 
How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk.

Complaining is silly. Act or forget.
— STEFAN SAGMEISTER
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