MIT Technology Review: An AI is playing Pictionary to figure out how the world works

MIT Technology Review: An AI is playing Pictionary to figure out how the world works. “Researchers at the Allen Institute for AI (Ai2) believe that Pictionary could push machine intelligence beyond its current limits. And to that end, they have devised an online version of the game that pairs a human player with an AI program.”

Culture Map Houston: New Instagram restaurant bingo cards are Houston’s latest viral sensation

Culture Map Houston: New Instagram restaurant bingo cards are Houston’s latest viral sensation. “When it comes to Instagram, everyone wants to earn the most likes possible. Instagram stories don’t get likes in the same way as posts do, but they can start conversations through reposts and shares. For the past couple of weeks, Houston’s savviest, food-obsessed Instagrammers have been playing a game on their stories by using bingo cards to compare notes on places they’ve been.”

Google Blog: Try your hand at the art of shadow puppetry, with help from AI

Google Blog: Try your hand at the art of shadow puppetry, with help from AI . “In September last year, we built an interactive installation that used AI to help people explore shadow puppetry. Though it’s an ancient art, people connected with shadow puppetry in a new way, and after the conference, we decided to bring it online so that everyone could play. So today, we’re making it available as a new AI experiment, Shadow Art.”

Gaming Like It’s 1923: The Entries Are In (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Gaming Like It’s 1923: The Entries Are In. “At the beginning of the year, we launched our public domain game jam, Gaming Like It’s 1923, with a one-month time limit — and now the entries are in! We figured we’d get a dozen entries, maybe two, but we’re with a bunch of last minute entries slipping in under the deadline, we’re thrilled to say we’ve got 35 games based on works that entered the public domain this year. We’ve begun the judging process, with our huge panel of great judges. They need a little time with the games, but until we announce the winners in you can try out all the entries for yourself. “

Mammoth Gamers: Machinima Removes Video Archives, Erasing Years Of Video Game History

Mammoth Gamers: Machinima Removes Video Archives, Erasing Years Of Video Game History. “Machinima, a long time multi-channel network focusing on video game content, has removed all video content from all of its channels. The video purge comes only days after Machinima was pulled into a larger Otter Media merger, says our source. The merger was announced in late November of last year, though what that really meant was unclear to many creators and consumers.”

Reveal News: Judge unseals trove of internal Facebook documents following our legal action

Reveal News: Judge unseals trove of internal Facebook documents following our legal action. “A trove of hidden documents detailing how Facebook made money off children will be made public, a federal judge ruled late Monday in response to requests from Reveal. A glimpse into the soon-to-be-released records shows Facebook’s own employees worried they were bamboozling children who racked up hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of dollars in game charges. And the company failed to provide an effective way for unsuspecting parents to dispute the massive charges, according to internal Facebook records.”

Announcing The Public Domain Game Jam: Gaming Like It’s 1923 (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Announcing The Public Domain Game Jam: Gaming Like It’s 1923. “…this year, we’ve been seeing tons of celebratory articles, highlighting how works from 1923 are finally entering the public domain (WAY later than they should have, but not much we can do about that now). So, it’s time to celebrate. And what good is a public domain if you don’t do anything with it? So, today, now that these works are in the public domain, we’re announcing the Gaming Like It’s 1923 Newly Public Domain Game Jam. We’ve teamed up, once again, with Randy Lubin from Diegetic Games, who was our partner on the (public domain) CIA: Collect It All card game, to run this game jam.”