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What I'm Reading - 4/3/2018

Three to five links every weekday - flying my nerd flag high.

NEW JUNO DATA REVEAL FOUR KEY SECRETS OF JUPITER

Deep clouds, polar storms, lopsided gravity, and a uniformly rotating interior demonstrate that the gas giant plays by different rules than Earth.

TASTING TOMORROW: HOW FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPANIES USE AI

People have become picky eaters. Our ancestors ate whatever they could forage, but modern day Homo Sapiens expect gourmet meals at street food prices on demand. To meet fickle consumer tastes, food and beverage (F&B) companies are looking to artificial intelligence to help them scale new products and stay profitable. Whether they are hacking logistics, human resources, compliance, or customer experience, these smart brands recognize the ways AI can impact how fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are produced, packaged, stored, distributed, marketed, and consumed. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are fundamentally changing the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and food and beverage industries.

ESPORTS BROADCASTS AND AUGMENTED REALITY GO TOGETHER LIKE BISCUITS AND GRAVY

Esports is the next sport to hit the big time. Its young, passionate fanbase already surpasses American football, globally. So far, the fans have largely been served by online coverage or from dedicated pay-TV channels, but established channels like Turner’s TBS have now started to cover the sport and are bringing in higher production value. The main challenge for content producers like ourselves and channels is to bring a digital sport to life in the real world, bringing the audience closer to the action. At the same time, it opens up new possibilities to create exciting, new forms of coverage.

AI AND ROBOTS WILL DESTROY FEWER JOBS THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED, SAYS NEW OECD REPORT

Fewer jobs are at risk of automation from AI and robotics than previous forecasts have warned, according to a report from the OECD, an inter-governmental group of high-income countries. The new study offers a counterpoint to an influential 2013 paper by Oxford University academics Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, who warned that around 47 percent of jobs in the US were at high risk of being automated. Frey and Osborne’s research set the tone for much of the recent debate over automation, and its message has been reiterated in subsequent studies.

JOHN HARRISON’S SUPER-ACCURATE CLOCK HELPED SOLVE THE LONGITUDE PUZZLE

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates clockmaker John Harrison, whose efforts to calculate longitude helped people figure out their place in the world — literally. Harrison was born 325 years ago in Yorkshire, England, and he grew up to become a clockmaker. Before he died in 1776, he developed a series of increasingly accurate clocks that could be used to determine a ship’s position on the globe’s east-west axis, also known as its longitude.

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