Jony Ive, Apple’s famed Chief Design Officer and resident design master since 1997, announced Thursday that he is leaving the company to form his own design company, LoveFrom. Apple will be LoveFrom’s first client, which makes sense because much of the company’s success can be directly traced back to Ive’s groundbreaking industrial designs that span a generation. When you think of Apple products — the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and Apple Watch spring to mind — the guiding hand and conceptual mastermind behind them is Jonathan Ive alongside his long-term, tight design team. Here are some of the most famous designs to spring from his offices in Cupertino. Newton MessagePad Ive’s first job at Apple was to design the second generation of the Newton MessagePad. The first generation, which hadn’t been released at the time, had serious design flaws and issues that Ives had set out to fix, while struggling to determine out how this device … [Read more...] about All of the Apple products that made Jony Ive a living design legend
Figuring out whether the things you read on the internet are true can be challenging. Thanks to a new web plug-in, determining whether stories were written by a human or an A.I. is now a whole lot easier. GPTrue or False is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that lets users select text on a website (50 words and more) and have it evaluated to determine the likelihood that it was written by OpenAI’s GPT-2 A.I. model rather than a human. GPT-2 is a text-generating algorithm that allows users to seed it with the start of a piece of text, such as an article from a newspaper, and then dreams up the rest in terrifyingly convincing fashion. While some have used it for creative purposes, such as generating ever-changing text adventure games, others are rightfully concerned about what it could mean for the spread of fake news. GPTrue or False runs the selected text through OpenAI’s GPT-2 Detector model, and then works out the probability that the text was human-generated … [Read more...] about Bot or not? This browser extension will identify text written by A.I.