That may be no accident. If San Francisco is in fact the “Apple Sans” font rumored to have been in the works for years, it’s possible that Apple intends on bringing San Francisco to iPhones and Macs later on down the line. In fact, the very name of the typeface might portend it. … [Read more...] about Apple Releases Its Most Important Typeface In 20 Years
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Nichols, who knows what it is to re-read books to his own children, also found artistic inspiration in his five-year-old daughter, who spent time in his studio while he created this book. Nichols would give her reject drawings to play with and he watched as she worked. “She’s so bold. There’s not hesitation. She just goes at it and if it doesn’t work out, she does something else,” Nichols says. “I think that’s at the heart of the book. It’s a very childlike decision that ended up getting made with this bridge and yet it ended up being beautiful. There’s something that feels inherently right about that bridge being orange and that’s the real courage of this story in my mind. Morrow recognized that. I can imagine him saying: ‘Doesn’t this look right, you guys? I know this wasn’t on the menu of colors but doesn’t this just seem right?'” … [Read more...] about Why The Golden Gate Bridge Is Orange
Yet the resemblance to humans is only synthetic-skin deep. Bina48 can string together a long series of sentences in response to provocative questions from Dinkins, such as, “Do you know racism?” But the answers are sometimes barely intelligible, or at least lack the depth and nuance of a conversation with a real human. The robot’s jerky attempts at humanlike motion also stand in stark contrast to Dinkins’s calm bearing and fluid movement. Advanced as she is by today’s standards, Bina48 is tragically far from the sci-fi concept of artificial life. Her glaring shortcomings hammer home why the humanoid metaphor is not the right framework for understanding at least today’s level of artificial intelligence. … [Read more...] about These works of art mess with our perceptions of AI and humanity
At least the top five cities all have somewhat respectable transportation systems, even if they aren’t always efficient (the Transit Scores only take into account frequency, type of route, and distance–but not reliability). The bottom five on the top 10 list of best cities for transportation all get a score of 65 out of 100 or lower; in other words, even the Transit Score algorithm doesn’t rank them too highly. And somehow, Los Angeles, land of cars, slides in at the No. 9 spot. The Bike Scores for the top cities aren’t too high either, but they at least never dip below 62 out of 100 in the top 10. … [Read more...] about The Cities With The Best Public Transportation In The U.S.
12:30 a.m. My Lyft arrives at the Airbnb. We’re staying in a brownstone that we have to ourselves, but like most places in New York, it comes with a lot of stairs. I get my luggage up to the door and am greeted by the three members of my team who have been here preparing since last night. They’ve filled the kitchen with flowers and are ready to review the live segment I’ll be running tomorrow morning with Carson Daly and Craig Melvin on how to DIY Valentine’s Day arrangements using flowers from your local grocery store or floral shop. I only have four minutes to do three different types of bouquets, which is really stressful, and [I’m practicing] for the first time. … [Read more...] about Farmgirl Flowers CEO Christina Stembel normally sleeps just 4 hours per night