We Teach A.I. Systems Everything, Including Our Biases – The New York Times

Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technology.

A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test – The New York Times

Researchers at the Allen Institute have hit an artificial-intelligence milestone: a machine that is ready for high school science. Maybe even college.

Ada Lovelace, Mathematician Who Wrote the First Computer Program – The New York Times

Lovelace thought of math and logic as creative and imaginative, and her writings about computing in the mid-1800s earned her recognition as the first computer programmer.

Man Reports Sensation In Missing Fingers Using Oculus Touch

Bob Murphy was born without the pinky, ring and middle fingers on his right hand. With VR, he was able to feel them for the very first time.

Source: Man Reports Sensation In Missing Fingers Using Oculus Touch

‘The Lawnmower Man’ is Coming to VR as an Original Multi-Episode Series – Road to VR

‘The Lawnmower Man’ is Coming to VR as an Original Multi-Episode Series – Road to VR

The virtual reality company Jaunt will be producing five TV series for VR systems, including Lawnmower Man, Miss Gloria, Luna, The Enlightened Ones, and Bad Trip (from the creators of Harold and Kumar 3D).

The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

CERN researcher Tim Berners-Lee and other founding fathers of the World Wide Web are working to rewrite its constitution for a more independent version not subjected to government and corporate control.