Clo: mother, teacher, girl geek and tech optimist. Author of « Digital Marketing like a PRO », the handbook for anyone with a digital pulse. Lazy sins: enjoys listening to podcasts while taking a bubble bath. And hopes AI will do her groceries.
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Past week’s media consumption:
🎧Emerald Web: Valley of the Birds (1981) #NewAge
🎬Eiichi Yamamoto: Belladonna Of Sadness (1973) #witchcraft
📖Daniel Clowes: Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (1993) #GraphicNovel
The New York Times
– Jul 16, 6:30 AM
We rated 20 coronavirus treatments for effectiveness and safety: We rated 20 coronavirus treatments We rated 20 coronavirus treatments The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has ever faced. Doctors and scientists…
Clo WillaertsThe New York Times created a treatment tracker of the 20 most-talked-about treatments, grouped according to approach and ranked according to their level of promise. Some block the virus, some mimic the immune system, while others counter a dangerously overactive immune response or offer physical assistance or healing.
Last September, CNBC analyst Jim Cramer referred to Peloton's upcoming IPO as, “ the kind of thing that will be exciting for today, tomorrow. And then I think we're going to look back and say, ‘ What were we thinking? ' ”…
Clo WillaertsWhat would be the effect on the fitness/wellness industry if...
▪️Apple acquired Peloton
▪️Google split YouTube into its own fitness platform (hint: FitBit)
▪️Amazon acquired digital fitness streaming players Fiit or Obé and rolled it into Amazon Prime
Consequently, the number of full-time journalists joining newsletter platform Substack has been growing steadily since the platform's launch in 2017, cofounder and chief operating officer Hamish McKenzie said. The same thing is happening on…
Clo WillaertsAbout reporters starting their own newsletter outside of their employer:
“There was a [curatorial] function of blogs in the early 2010s that doesn’t really exist anymore, and there isn’t a formal space for it in most publications. But there’s still a kind of great hunger for author-led curation.”
The New York Times
– Jul 15, 2:01 PM
This year's startling heat across much of Siberia would have been all but impossible without human influence on climate change, researchers have concluded. The scientists looked at two recent examples of exceptional heating in Siberia, one…
Clo WillaertsThe extraordinary heat wave that struck across Siberia this year would have been all but impossible without human influence on climate change, researchers have concluded.
An analysis of the record temperatures found that climate change made the prolonged hot spell 600 times as likely to occur — a “truly staggering” result, the scientists said.
Tech giants dominate the Boston Consulting Group's list of 50 serial innovators for 2020. Apple takes the top spot this year, with Alphabet second and Amazon third. Only eight companies have featured in all 14 editions of the list. Over time, the…
Clo WillaertsWorld’s most innovative companies of 2020: Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Huawei, Alibaba, IBM, Sony and Facebook.
TBH I think Snap is missing from this list.
A tool using the power of AI to help decode ancient languages…
Clo WillaertsWhat comes after Natural Language Processing?
Spending some time with Fabricius, a Google Arts & Culture Lab Experiment that uses machine learning to help translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The day Kim Hye-min threw up on the job while working as a graphic designer at a small broadcasting firm in Seoul, she was so overwhelmed by stress that it made her sick to her stomach. When a senior co-worker shamed her for being just a few…
Clo WillaertsFascinating article about a South Korean lifestyle known as honjok:
“It’s used to describe a group of people who prefer, out of pleasure or practicality — and, often, utter exhaustion and sheer desperation — to live outside of conventional social structures and simply be alone.”
First Published June 29, 2020 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120936636 Article first published online: June 29, 2020; Issue published: April 1, 2020 , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA Tarleton Gillespie, Microsoft…
Clo WillaertsTwo researchers, Robyn Caplan and Tarleton Gillespie, found a common refrain from speaking to YouTube video creators and analyzing their work: Video makers were frustrated by YouTube’s complicated rules and unpredictable paychecks.
an AI | Channels project by @AndrewMayne using the OpenAI API AI|Writer is an experiment using artificial intelligence to create simulated hypothetical correspondence with famous personalities, both real and fictitious. The AI is provided by…
Clo WillaertsAI|Writer is an experiment using artificial intelligence to create simulated hypothetical correspondence with famous personalities, both real and fictitious.
The digitized characters can answer questions about their work, explain scientific theories, or offer their opinions. For example, Marie Curie gave a lesson on radiation, H.G. Wells revealed his inspiration for The Time Machine, while Alfred Hitchcock compared Christopher Nolan's Interstellar to Stanley Kubrick's 2001... The characters could also compare their own eras with the present day...