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“Let’s have a computer do what a computer’s good at, and let’s have a human do what a human’s good at.”
From digital security to metrics, algorithms to wearables, here’s some of what a bunch of journalists and technologists were thinking about at their recent Helsinki conference.
Using geotagged Instagram data, CityBeat tries — often unsuccessfully or belatedly — to find breaking news.
The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.”
Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.
Some historical collections are aiming to enable serendipitous content discovery, peering beyond the current limitations of search to capture happy accidents.
“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”
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