Portrait of Edmond Belamy, a painting created by a Paris-based art collective called Obvious, was generated by using an algorithm and a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th centuries.
However, ads weren’t always governed by a set of rules, like they are now. If someone doesn’t like an ad these days, they just start a hashtag and the company pulls the ad and apologizes. If an ad doesn’t deliver on its promises, you can sue them. But vintage ads…? They could say anything they wanted, pretty much.
Commercials used to be even worse
topixoffbeat.com: 25 Insane Vintage Ads You Won’t Believe
Inside Chanel – Biarritz. Gabrielle Chanel designs an elegance that allows the personality of every woman to triumph. Watch the new episode on inside-chanel.com #insidechanel
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Weapons of Math Destruction
Weapons of Math Destruction has been Longlisted for the National Book Award!
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabric
We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated.
But as Cathy O’Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong.
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Published on Aug 9, 2017
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