Items of Interest

New Galaxy Discovered

A team of astronomers have discovered a new galaxy called ANT 2 while working through data captured by the European Space Agency's GAIA satellite. The new galaxy previously went undetected because of its low density and position behind the shroud of the Milky Way's disc.

AI Gone Awry

Victoria Krakovna has a fantastic list of examples of AI systems that have misbehaved and subverted their way to meeting their incentive goals by sometime hilarious means! Some game systems evolved to clap body parts together to exploit a collision detection bug and generate free game enerrgy.

Magic UX

London design consultancy firm Special Projects have created a unique new mobile app task switching interface they call Magic UX. The project aims to bring the UX of a smartphone more into the physical world by allowing the user to map an app to a spacial location and switch between multiple apps by just moving the phone to the set location, similar to picking up different items on a desk. The app even lets you transfer data between apps for example by "picking up" an image and moving the phone to the email app to attach it.

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