Irene Maksymjuk

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Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

Onstage at the launch of Amazon’s Alexa Prize, a multimillion-dollar competition to build AI that can chat like a human, the winners of last year’s challenge delivered a friendly warning to 2018’s hopefuls: your bot <i>w</i><i>ill</i> mess up, it <i>will</i> say something offensive, and it <i>will</i> be taken offline. Elizabeth …

Machine Learning

R.I.P. Blogging, Killed By Screenshorts

Late last year, Mat Honan wrote for Buzzfeed about “screenshorts”, a rising phenomenon on Twitter where people share their favorite quote of an article in a screenshot to avoid Twitter’s character count.<p>What’s most interesting about the rise of these screenshots on Twitter and other social media is …

No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba

Cuba runs on cash and almost no one has easy access to the Internet. But Airbnb found a way to beat U.S. hotels to the market nevertheless.<p>If you don’t know much about Cuba, Airbnb’s recent announcement that it has begun booking rooms there sounds pretty unremarkable. After all, Airbnb operates in …

Cuba

The Truth About Black Twitter

Complex, influential, and far more meaningful than the sum of its social justice-driven hashtags<p>Black Twitter is a force. It’s also not particularly well understood by those who aren’t a part of it. The term is used to describe a large network of black Twitter users and their loosely coordinated …

Social Media

The End of the Restaurant As You Know It

Just like Uber and Airbnb, foodies are joining the sharing economy with communal venues packed with multiple dining, drinking, and even sleeping …