This Halloween, we present Shelley: the world's first collaborative AI Horror Writer! Shelley is a deep-learning powered AI who was raised reading eerie stories collected from r/nosleep. Now as an adult, and not unlike Mary Shelley - her Victorian idol - she takes a bit of inspiration in the form of a random seed, or a short snippet of text, and starts creating stories emanating from her creepy creative mind. But what Shelley truly enjoys is to work collaboratively with humans, learning from their nightmarish ideas, creating the best scary tales ever. If you want to work with her, just respond to the stories she would start every hour on her Twitter account, and she will write with you the first AI-Human horror anthology ever put together!
Conversation with Jennifer Schenker at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Munich, Germany.
Interesting discussion of the "Social Dilemma of Autonomous Vehicles" on CBS News between Charlie Rose and New Yorker journalist Nicholas Thompson.
Our new story "Seaching for Someone" chronicles the history of searching social networks, from Stanley Milgram's Six Degrees of Separation (or Small World) experiment, to the Red Balloon Challenge, and the Tag Challenge. This story is written with with Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, Manuel Cebrian, Esteban Moro, and others, and summarizes various lessons learned from these experiments.