Newsletter No.139 — Aug 30, 2020

The Cloud and the Countryside ⊗ Pace Layering ⊗ The Tyranny of Chairs

This week → The cloud and the countryside ⊗ Pace layering: how complex systems learn and keep learning ⊗ The tyranny of chairs: why we need better design ⊗ How to foster ‘shoshin’ ⊗ The conscience of Silicon Valley

A year ago → Face recognition and AI ethics.

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