Twitter’s curbing of free API access could affect accounts posting from museum collections or the archives of long-gone artists.
Surely we are not better training the robots to know exactly who the humans are and where to aim their lasers? (Nervous laughter.)
A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that 93% of Americans had little confidence in their ability to identify which social media accounts were run by real people versus bots.
Type a search into Google and the most popular terms start auto-populating below, suggesting the collective desires, queries, and curiosities of internet users.
For centuries, devoted lepidopterists such as Vladimir Nabokov have painstakingly gathered and catalogued hundreds of winged arthropods, building impressive collections in glass cases that display moths’ myriad variations.
There’s an Ancient Greek story that many art lovers know, from the 5th century BCE. Zeuxis and Parrhasius were known as the best painters of the time, so the citizens held a contest to determine who indeed was the best. At that time, the value of painting was in its re-creation of reality. A painting that could complete a trompe l’oeil, a fooling of the eye, was deemed the most successful.