“It’s not that we got rid of those functionalities,” Larrea says. “But at the end of the day, the Media Lab project was about ambition. It was real, but it was a one off and not ready for mass market. We started thinking about constraints as a company. Reliability and safety are things that don’t matter as much with a concept. We decided to go to the basics. With the touch-control system, if you press harder it will move faster; if you press softer, it moves slower. It makes you feel like you have a super power.” … [Read more...] about Coming To Market: An Apartment In A Box That Morphs At The Press Of A Button
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Right now, the seal is a simple ring design with ORCAA’s killer whale logo and text that reads, “Algorithm audited for accuracy, bias, and fairness,” with the date. Falkenberg hopes to one day update it so it gets timestamped from the date it’s uploaded to a company’s website. Because algorithms are constantly changing, Falkenberg wants the seal to let users know when an algorithm was last certified. O’Neil says algorithms should be regularly audited–perhaps once every two years or so, depending on the complexity of the code. Falkenberg also hopes to link the seal to O’Neil’s website so users can understand exactly what it means when they see it. … [Read more...] about This logo is like an “organic” sticker for algorithms
The view of backyard cottages as a family safety net raises the question of whether they’ll truly inspire homeowners to drop the isolated mindset that challenges urban density in the first place. Zoning and local politics might prove bigger hurdles. Smart growth has vehement opponents, and NIMBYs who see cottages as a threat to single-family neighborhoods might do their best to block new regulations, too. Financing problems also linger, especially since cottages don’t receive mortgage advantages given to income-based developments. … [Read more...] about The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages
Louvet said Ralph Lauren, which was founded by the eponymous fashion icon more than 50 years ago, is working to use technology to transform all areas of its business, whether it’s using data on consumer trends to reimagine parts of the website or sharing performance metrics with designers to help them make better design decisions. … [Read more...] about Why the CEO of Ralph Lauren is bullish on Rent the Runway and The RealReal
Early this week, the RBI overhauled the rules for co-operative banks introducing a revised Supervisory Action Framework (SAF) under which an urban co-operative bank (UCB) will come under SAF if the net non-performing assets (NPAs) cross 6 percent of the total loans. … [Read more...] about RBI wants to punish weaker banks that are perennially sick. But how far can it go?