10 things we're reading
The computational foundation of life / information - Philip Ball, Quanta Magazine

FPGAs focal point for efficient neural network inference - Nicole Hemsoth, The Next Platform

We’re building a world-size robot with IoT, so how are we going to control it? - Bruce Schneier, Select All/ New York Magazine

Young and ready to travel (and shop) - Nielsen Millennial Traveler Study

Can online delivery increase access to education? - Steve Maas, National Bureau of Economic Research

The impact of information campaigns on countering public opposition to immigrationGiovanni Facchini, Yotam Margalit, and Hiroyuki Nakata, IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Eight market-oriented proposals that reduce income inequality - Dean Baker, AEI Economic Perspectives

Is 'creative destruction' good for the economy? Tech innovation, resource allocation, & growth - Edmund Andrews on Leonid Kogan, Demitris Papanikolaou, Amit Seru, and Noah Stoffman, Insights by Stanford Business

When we're living in an era of interruptive technology and 'alert' fatigue... - Amber Case, Thinking Digital Manchester 

Understanding the 'experience machine' argument - John Danaher on Ben Bramble on Robert Nozick
New medium storytelling
VR, AR, and beyond: The new medium of human experienceChris Milk, Jason Rosenthal, Darshan Shankar, and Kyle Russell, a16z Podcast

Will interactive films be this century's defining art form? Raffi Khatchadourian, New Yorker

Building worlds with VR, art, and narrativeRobert Stromberg, Kyle Russell, Hanne Tidnam, and Sonal Chokshi, a16z Podcast

How the graphic novel got its misleading moniker - Joel Priddy, The Conversation

On body as movie screen - Steve Ramos, Quartz
Breakthroughs: In artificial intelligence 
Learning particle physics by example: Location-aware generative adversarial networks for physics synthesisLuke de Oliveira, Michela Paganini, and Benjamin Nachman 

Discovering novel phenotypes with automatically inferred dynamic models - Daniel Lobo, Maria Lobikin, and Michael Levin, Scientific Reports

Outrageously large neural networks: The sparsely-gated mixture-of-experts layerNoam Shazeer, Azalia Mirhoseini, Krzysztof Maziarz, Andy Davis, Quoc Le, Geoffrey Hinton, and Jeff Dean, under review ICLR 2017

Deep learning for drug discovery - Elizabeth Wilson, Chemical & Engineering News

Dermatologist-level classification of skin cancer with deep neural networksAndre Esteva, Brett Kuprel, Roberto Novoa, Justin Ko, Susan Swetter, Helen Blau, and Sebastian Thrun, Nature Research Letter

Learning light transport the reinforced way - Ken Dahm and Alexander Keller, NVIDIA
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