The Next Web: This AI makes peanut butter and banana sandwiches that are fit for the King

The Next Web: This AI makes peanut butter and banana sandwiches that are fit for the King. “To identify precisely where the banana should be sliced, [Ethan] Rosenthal used a clever combination of computer vision and algebra. Next, he used an algorithm to calculate the best location on the bread for each slice. He then fed the system an image of his ingredients and let the AI do its magic.”

The Inquirer: How the Hoagie Historian is fighting to save Philly’s beleaguered History Museum

The Inquirer: How the Hoagie Historian is fighting to save Philly’s beleaguered History Museum. “Howard [Robboy] lives in Delray Beach, Fla., now. He’s a regular at the only Philly bar within miles — the Hurricane, where on Sundays he watches Eagles games with his soft pretzels. Last week, he fired up his computer and dashed off a passionate email to Mayor Kenney: Howard’s beloved museum was shuttering, perhaps indefinitely, and someone had to stick up for it. Howard decided this job fell squarely on his 73-year-old shoulders. Besides being the place’s biggest booster, a letter from him packs a certain amount of clout. He has made a career out of chronicling our city’s ephemera. He’s published multiple papers on the history of the hoagie. Sample title: ‘The sociocultural context of an Italian American dietary item.’”