Saturday, 10 November 2018

extra, extra

Teaming up with a pair of correspondents from the network’s finance desk, Janelle Shane (previously)—considering that one Chinese news agency looks posed to replace its anchors altogether with artificial intelligences (I wonder how the human anchor this tireless clone feels about making himself possibly redundant)—fed her neural network thousands of CNN headlines to see how it might reinterpret them and highlight trends that were otherwise invisible against all the noise.
The output was somewhat bleakly nihilistic and highlighted businesses behaving corruptly. Some of our favourites were:

Its iPhone Look it
Million do Regret
The US China Trade War is so Middle Class
The Best Way to Avoid Your Money

See the whole list and learn more about the methodology behind this and other experiments—with a lot more weirdness to discover—at the links above.