Summary of “AI Gaydar and Other Stories of the Death of Ignorance”

AI can find patterns and make inferences using relatively little data.
While medical data is strongly regulated, data used by AI is often in the hands of the notoriously unregulated for-profit tech sector.
The types of data that AI deals with are also much broader, so that any corresponding laws require a broader scope of understanding of what a right to ignorance means.
The more radical-and potentially more effective-approach to protecting the right to ignorance is to prevent data from being gathered in the first place.
In line with this way of thinking, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, which became effective in May 2018, states that companies are permitted to collect and store only the minimum amount of user data needed to provide a specific, stated service, and to get customers’ consent for how their data will be used.
GPDR’s focus on the alignment between data and a given service does not exclude categories of data we find morally questionable, nor completely stop companies from buying excluded data from a data broker as long as the user has consented-and many people consent to sharing their data even with relatively meager incentives.
Second, putting economic value on personal data may coerce people to share their data and make data privacy a privilege of the rich.
As a first step, taking profit out of data provides the space we need to create and maintain ethical standards that can survive the coming of AI, and pave the way for managing collective ignorance.

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Summary of “Jeff Goldblum, in Conversation”

Jeff Goldblum has long been one of Hollywood’s most charmingly distinctive actors.
Does the Jeff Goldblum persona that exists on social media jibe with how you see yourself?Let’s you and me uncover the truth.
Is there ever any concern that the popularity of the Jeff Goldblum persona gets in the way of audiences believing fully in your characters? Or that it might lead to you getting typecast as yourself?We know actors – Daniel Day-Lewis, and I admire his approach greatly – who say, “When people see me onscreen I want to be entirely believed as some transformed character.” But no, I’m not worried about that.
Director] Taika Waititi, when we met at the Chateau Marmont before we started on Thor, said to me, “I want Jeff Goldblum in makeup in that role.” And I like to do that.
This little Jeff Goldblum row that I’m hoeing is still adventurous.
I’ve pestered people – there’ll be plenty of people you’ll come across who’ll say “Keep Jeff Goldblum away from me with the books,” because over the decades I’ve done a lot of recitations.
Goldblum has appeared on Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s IFC sketch-comedy show multiple times, playing the owner of an artisanal knot store and “The Pull-Out King” – the proprietor of a pull-out bed superstore.
Goldblum also has a sister, the acclaimed visual artist Pamela Goldblum.

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Summary of “Instagram Influencers Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy”

Joe Miragliotta, a men’s lifestyle and travel blogger who says he’s stayed in hundreds of hotels as an influencer, hates the fact that so many ham-handed wannabes are giving influencers a bad name.
Other influencers have gotten even more creative with the services they offer.
Zach Benson, who owns a network of travel Instagram accounts and who says he has gotten more than 200 nights for free over the past year and a half, touts his background in digital marketing when he approaches hotels.
Along with the traditional Instagram posts and Stories, Benson offers to work with a hotel’s digital marketing arm to improve the brand’s in-house social media accounts.
“We really want to help people and make their companies and hotels better,” he said.
“I just think a lot of the influencers have entitlement mentality,” Benson said.
Bedwani said that it’s critical that hotels set explicit terms in their deals with influencers.
Jones said the Dusit Thani Maldives has all but ceased working with fashion influencers after she discovered that many simply wanted a pretty backdrop for their swimsuit shots.

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Summary of “Amazon Alexa: 21 clever commands for Amazon Echo”

Users even refer to Alexa as “She.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo.
Recently, Alexa has made the news as it was reported that a Portland, Oregon couple’s Echo recorded their conversation and sent it to a friend on their contact list.
Amazon apologized saying simply Alexa assumed the wrong command was issued.
My Echo recordings included conversations that had no words even sounding like Alexa.
Just ask Alexa, “How far Costco is from home?” and Alexa will use GPS to give you the driving distance.
Alexa is best known as a virtual assistant, and in many ways, interacting with Alexa is sort of like having a secretary follow you around your living room, clipboard in hand, awaiting your next appointment.
Say, “Alexa, new skills” and Alexa will tell you about three new ones.
Simply say “Alexa enable” followed by the skill name and Alexa will enable that skill automatically.

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Summary of “30 Comedians Give Advice to Their Younger Selves”

“They’re balancing day jobs and night jobs and comedy and auditions and nothing has paid off yet. That can last a year. It can last three. It can take even longer if you’re so unique no one knows where to put you,” she says.
To celebrate Tucker’s ten-year anniversary documenting the New York comedy scene, Vulture asked the subjects of some of her earlier works one simple question: What advice would you give your younger self? The result is a collection of responses, both silly and sincere, revealing what wisdom these comedians wish they could impart to themselves five, eight, or even ten years ago.
Colin Jost at the Knitting Factory, December 6, 2009: “Wow. This photo was taken at the Knitting Factory the night I asked Michael Che to submit a writing packet to SNL. My advice to my younger self would be: Shake him down for money first. Then invest all that money in Kardashian emojis.”
Josh Gondelman after Lasers in the Jungle at Luca Lounge, April 19, 2012: “Hey, young me! In the future, your life will get better, and your body will get worse. But some things will remain the same: You’ll still have that shirt, and you’ll always look better in pictures that Mindy takes than you do in person.”
Rory Scovel at Whiplash at UCB Chelsea, March 8, 2010: “Take that fucking hat off you fucking clown. Also, get away from all the pot material sooner, you sound like a goddamn hippie up there, you beautiful, wonderful boy.”
“I’d tell him to cry a bit more and think a little less. Also, try to help as many people as possible. Absolutely kill the ego. Focus more on the spiritual journey that comedy will take you on. And watch Toy Story 3 every six months.” -Keith Lucas.
Hari Kondabolu after Whiplash at UCB Chelsea, May 17, 2010: “Dear Young Hari, you are hotter than you think. Know that. Also, take better care of yourself. Eat healthier and take breaks because careers are long and you will get tired. Also, the show you just performed on will rarely book you and you will never get a clear reason as to why this is the case. Ultimately, it will have no impact on your career.”
“The business will give you downtime, but that doesn’t mean you should take a break. And you make that same face in every picture, try switching it up.” -Oren Brimer.

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Summary of “The Fearless Cinema of Claire Denis”

Only as an adult did Claire Denis realize that she hadn’t been afraid of the lions all those years ago.
Alex Descas, one of the actors with whom Denis has worked longest, and who credits her with writing complicated, realistic roles for black actors at a time when few others did, described her artistic mode succinctly: “Film is not theatre,” he told me.
Last month, at a screening of her latest movie, “Let the Sunshine In,” at the IFC Center, in Manhattan, Denis said, “I once read that I like to film bodies. No! But, if you choose someone, that person has a body. They have feet, hands, hair, breasts, ass-all of that is part of what is important.” The film stars Juliette Binoche, as a divorced painter who dates men she shouldn’t: a married banker, a narcissistic actor, a standoffish curator.
Denis saw Pattinson in “Twilight,” she said, and was struck by his “Heartrending charisma.” She had wanted someone older for “High Life”-she thought at one point of Philip Seymour Hoffman-but after meeting with Pattinson in Los Angeles and Paris she realized that “He was already in the film.” She went on, “When he said to me, ‘Are you sure?’ I said, ‘It’s already too late. It’s you or nobody else.'” She chose “High Life” ‘s other stars, including Juliette Binoche and the English model and actress Mia Goth, with similarly instinctual possessiveness.
Claire Denis was eight weeks old when she and her mother moved from Paris to Cameroon, where her father was serving as a French colonial administrator.
In the early seventies, Denis began a traditional apprenticeship, assisting mostly on films shot in Paris.
After buying coffee and taking her seat, Denis began to talk about her mother, who had died, at the age of ninety-four, six months earlier, during the filming of “High Life.” Still in mourning, Denis seemed incapable of avoiding the topic, turning to it in many of our conversations, with little or no segue.
Hamilton recalled witnessing the initial meeting between Denis and Pattinson, in Los Angeles, and feeling like “These are two people on a date, and I really shouldn’t be here, maybe I should actually remove myself?” With obvious pride, Denis recounted how Pattinson took the train from London to visit her in Paris.

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Summary of “How Kevin Durant is building a Silicon Valley empire”

When Kevin Durant moved from Oklahoma City to the Bay Area, he didn’t just do it to win a title – he did it to reap the benefits of the technology investment capital of the world.
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His investment arm, the Durant Company, claims early-stage investments from $250,000 to $1 million in roughly 30 companies through a network of venture capitalists, including online digital-currency platform Coinbase, spare-change app Acorns, cloud-computing startup Rubrik, drink company WTRMLN WTR, fast-casual pizza chain Pieology, bike-sharing company LimeBike and delivery company Postmates.
So we sat down with him to discuss his presence in Silicon Valley, his growing empire and whether his ultimate investment might come in the form of an owner’s suite.
You know what kind of image you want to portray, what stories you want to tell and how you want to use your resources to make everything grow.
How do you best learn business?You have to remove the ego of it and realize that you don’t know it all.
What is the Warriors’ locker room like with so many guys into investing?We don’t talk about it every day, but you know what guys are doing.
What’s the craziest thing that you didn’t know about investing?I used to think these billionaire venture capital firms got ahold of one company, invested in it and it blew up.

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Summary of “The Love Story I Never Thought to Tell”

As an only child who went to a women’s college, I learned early that female friendships are kind of everything.
Many wonderful things came from my time at school, but arguably the best was meeting the brilliant, funny, weird and wonderful sisters I never had. In the years since, I’ve written about many personal things, including dating, breakups and living alone.
Why did it never occur to me to write about friendship?
In her book Text Me When You Get Home, Kayleen Schaefer writes, “Prioritizing friendship is sometimes tricky; society often indicates to women that it’s not on the same level as the other relationships in our lives, such as the ones with our romantic partners, our children or even our jobs.”
Female friendships loom large, and a glance at popular culture might lead one to believe that female friendships have replaced the likes of Romeo and Juliet as the connection to aspire to.
“Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship?” writes Hanya Yanagihara in her novel A Little Life.
From my friendships, I know that true love accepts us because of, not despite, who we are.
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Summary of “Henry Winkler Is Just Happy to Be Here”

Maybe now you’re thinking about how you know Winkler, what the one project of his is that stands out in your mind.
There’s an entire generation who probably doesn’t know that “Jumping the shark” was a thing that actually happened.
Everyone who’s been in a high school acting class knows a guy like that.
Then you don’t know how it’s going to fit together.
Is there anything you want to do with them in their next seasons?You know? I don’t think about that ever.
Did you know that if you Google your name, the first photo that shows up is still the Fonz?No! I’m so proud of him.
Now there’s this whole generation who grew up on Arrested Development who knows you as Barry Zuckercorn, and has probably never seen Happy Days.
What about musicians gets you so flustered?You know that genie where you get three wishes? One that has never changed for me is I would like to sing, and move an audience through song.

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Summary of “How to Become a Good Storyteller”

It’s our connection to the story that makes it compelling, even if it’s just something that makes you really laugh, cry, or remember a special moment in your life.
What do you stand to gain or lose? Why is what happens in the story important to you? If you can’t answer this, then think of a different story.
Three of her six don’ts are about drawing your story out in ways you don’t need to: taking too much time, giving too much background, and taking your audience through unnecessary detours.
Grant mostly focuses on teaching executives how to tell stories as part of presentations, so clarity is especially important.
No matter what came before, if you don’t have a strong ending, people will not remember your story well.
We like stories for the pay off! So consider what the point of your story is before you tell it.
If there is no point, that’s fine, but it’s not a good story.
Get out there and live! That’s how we have stories to tell in the first place.

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