CNET: MIT researchers use Reddit to create the first ‘psychopath AI’

CNET: MIT researchers use Reddit to create the first ‘psychopath AI’. “Meet Norman. He’s not your everyday AI. His algorithms won’t help filter through your Facebook feed or recommend you new songs to listen to on Spotify. Nope — Norman is a “psychopath AI’, created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab as a ‘case study on the dangers of artificial intelligence gone wrong when biased data is used in machine learning algorithms.'”

New York Magazine: ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

New York Magazine: ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’. “Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary internet for a project called ‘The Internet Apologizes.’ We’re now publishing lengthier transcripts of each individual interview. This interview features Dan McComas, the former senior vice-president for product of Reddit and the founder and CEO of Imzy, a community-focused platform.”

CNET: Reddit’s fancy new redesign is out now

CNET: Reddit’s fancy new redesign is out now. “On Monday roughly 1 percent of users will get access to Reddit’s new redesign. The new changes have been in the works for over a year now and represent the first serious upgrade to the site in over a decade. Today’s rollout is something of a load bearing test. The current plan is to make an ‘opt-in’ available over the coming weeks.”

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Reddit Sites and Apps for Beginners and Casual Users

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Reddit Sites and Apps for Beginners and Casual Users . “Reddit is the biggest online community today, but it can be overwhelming for newcomers. These sites and apps make it a little easier to use Reddit without being a regular. These tools will change the way Reddit looks (let’s face it, it’s a mess), let you manage saved posts easily, or even send emails of only things you care about. It’s Reddit for non-redditors, basically.”

“Kill Them With Kindness:” How The Texas Tribune Is Growing Its Presence On Reddit (Lenfest Institute)

The Lenfest Institute: “Kill Them With Kindness:” How The Texas Tribune Is Growing Its Presence On Reddit. “Reddit can be confusing. It’s an idiosyncratic platform that can be difficult to navigate and then seemingly out of nowhere send publishers a ton of traffic. A number of news organizations, however, have adopted really smart approaches to how they use Reddit. Today in Solution Set I’m going to highlight one of them: The Texas Tribune. The Tribune is just one of a handful of outlets doing great work on the platform, and and we’ve shared some links at the bottom of this report with examples of others doing awesome stuff.”

CNET: Reddit removes several firearms-related forums

CNET: Reddit removes several firearms-related forums. “Reddit removed several popular forums related to firearms on Wednesday as part of an update to the company’s content policies that prohibit transactions involving some goods and services. The policy affected subreddits that discussed firearms, ammunition, explosives, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, stolen goods, personal information, paid services involving physical sexual contact and falsified documents. With the move, Reddit joins other high-profile companies that are responding to growing calls for gun control after a rash of mass shootings.”