Crowdsourcing should not be limited to start-ups. It is an easy and cheap way for large companies to test market demand and refine potential products, while consumers have the opportunity to shape the product to meet their needs at a more affordable price.
Automation is getting smarter—and so are hackers
Picture this: You’re sitting at home, in front of your computer, when you receive an email saying your banking password has been reset. Confused—and, admittedly, a little panicked—you head over to your online banking site and attempt to create a new one. You type in the characters and wait for the two-step authentication to take effect—but you never receive the text message with the authentication code. You try again—and, yet again, no text message.
Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?
Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself? Photo illustration by Derek Brahney. Source photo: J.R. Eyerman / The Life Picture Collection / Getty Images. In September, Michal Kosinski published a study that he feared might end his career. The Economist broke the news first, giving it a self-consciously anodyne title: "Advances in A.I.