Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- AI-generated fake content could unleash a virtual arms race – Venture Beat. “‘Using publicly available AI tools and about an hour of her time, Tynski created a website that includes 30 highly polished blog posts, as well as an AI-generated headshot for the non-existent author of the posts.’ Makes me wonder how much longer these links can go on. Seriously, though—the future starts as a toy, and then that toy turns real. At what point are we just going to delegate language assimilation to machines?” (Alistair for Hugh).
- This App Automatically Cancels and Sues Robocallers – Vice. “I get a couple of robocalls a day. They’re a chink in the telecom system, a gap nobody foresaw where automation makes what was hard trivial, and preys on the old and untechnical. But the only way to beat automation is automation—so this is a great Judo move.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Fair Isle: The remote island where jumpers are always in fashion – BBC. “In the UK, they call ‘sweaters’ ‘jumpers,’ and if you’re a jumper person – like I am – you’ll get a kick out of the Fair Isles.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Japan’s Lost-and-Found System Is Insanely Good – CityLab. “If you’re bent on losing something, at least do yourself a favor and lose it in Japan.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- The Universe Is Made of Tiny Bubbles Containing Mini-Universes, Scientists Say – Vice. “You are going to have to read this article twice (at least). It will melt your brain. What is the universe made of? It may be tiny bubbles that contain mini-universes. Science has a lot of work to still do, but we’re getting closer to better understanding not just our world, but the universe. It’s all just so mind-blowing…” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Unbuttoned – David Sedaris – The New Yorker. “One of the greatest writers of our generation. HIs biting humor and insights based on his real life stories (are these real?). Spend some time with the words of David Sedaris. You will laugh and be moved. A brilliant mind.” (Mitch for Hugh).