How could watermarking AI help build trust?

I've been reading about different approaches to watermarking AI and the datasets used to train them. This seems to be an active area of research within the machine learning community. But, of the papers I've looked at so far, there hasn't been much discussion of how these techniques might be applied and what groundwork needs … Continue reading How could watermarking AI help build trust?

Downloading magazines from the Internet Archive (and making gifs from their covers)

I like reading old magazines and books over at the Internet Archive. They've got a great online reader that works just fine in the browser. But sometimes I want a local copy I can put on my tablet or other device. And reading locally saves them some bandwidth. Downloading individual items is simple, but it … Continue reading Downloading magazines from the Internet Archive (and making gifs from their covers)

Weather reports, Coronavirus data and Cherry Blossom forecasts – the numbers we choose to see

During the pandemic we've been inundated with data. Every news broadcast and government briefing features the latest figures on cases and, sadly, deaths. Much has been, and will be, written about the process by which that data has been collected, presented and communicated to the public. It hasn't always gone well at any level. This … Continue reading Weather reports, Coronavirus data and Cherry Blossom forecasts – the numbers we choose to see