Swipe File is for people who want more from their work. Why China will win the global race for AI dominance. 🕺🏽
🤖 I SAY GUNDAAAAAMN.
It's been a great week for the robots. With huge developments coming out of China and Japan we can say that the center of tasty robots links has shifted.
After 25 years we have a new JPEG format; finally. JPEG XS is faster, simpler, and open-source. 🤗
I also found 4 fabulous font links. There's something for everyone, even if you don't like fonts (hint: the showcase is for you guys).
Remember Super Mario? He's back but this time he got no physics.
Now, I clocked Super Mario back in the day, but I got nowhere with this game.
Finally, I am really excited about three new podcasts from Gimlet. The pick of the three is The Habitat which starts tomorrow (18th April). It's the true story of six volunteers picked to live on a fake planet.
📰 Newsletter of the Week
Swipe File is for people who want more from their work.
Billed as an exploration of the awkward time between college and retirement.
Admittedly it has a strong marketing focus, but I love that it avoids the trends. Instead, Jimmy aims more for timeless internets wisdom. I am a pretty big fan, and I picked up with some sweet productivity tips from JD.
🤖 Robots et. al.
Why China will win the global race for AI dominance. 🕺🏽
We are already seeing some pretty impressive implementation of tech in China.
Just this week a concertgoer was picked out of a crowd by A.I. The fugitive was among 50,000 people at the pop concert in Nanchang.
The company mentioned in the article is Sensetime which became the world's most valuable AI startup last week. Total valuation of $4.5 billion.
Couple this with the news that China outspends the U.S. on renewables by 3 to 1 and it feels like a historical pivot point.
There's an AI running for mayor of Tama City, Tokyo.
While we're in Japan: An engineer built an 8.5-meter (28-feet) 7 tonnes robot as a homage to Gundam.
💉 From the good news department: AI has managed to find 6,000 previously unknown species of virus.
As a new father, I am very happy to hear these viruses now have names. It makes everything easier for Dr. Google.
What's in the box? A self-cleaning robot kitchen. 🛀
Future food is a big field at the moment with robots taking over Bovine U.
We're also starting to see the vision of the late, great Homaro Cantu realized by his proteges in Silicon Valley.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
🖼️ Great project that uses a CNN to stylise photos according to artwork. Some seamless blending here.
A tiny neural network library.
So you can do cool stuff like come up with AD&D creatures
Analyze your Facebook data and rank your friends. 📊
Is Tony really your best friend?
850 + free vector emoji. 😹
Slidewriter.io: Create presentations as fast as you write.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs. 👁️
Visually rich explanation of how we perceive colors.
All your favorites are here: electromagnetic radiation, optical biology, colorimetry, and display hardware.
A new JPEG format for virtual reality, drones and self-driving cars.
The new standard should be less latent without losing any quality.
Design thinking is B.S. (Author's title).
Designing for accessibility and inclusion.
These lenses help frame accessibility and inclusion at the design stage.
🙃 Backwards talking dreams - Fun stuff
Jelly Mario is Super Mario sans physics. 🐢
Meet the cartographer mapping the size of video games.
His YouTube channel is here. Check out the 8 hours spent on Just Cause.
The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font.
A very quirky, but cool af showcase website for Korean GoogleFonts. Basically proves that fonts are sexy.
Sweden Sans is the national font of...Sweden. 🇸🇪
A font created with CSS. What next? A house of HTML?
Oh boy. What a week.
I have a few more links in the queue that weren't right for this week, but I will punch them out via Twitter. Like the best Zuck memes from the past week.
As always forwarding is cool and tweeting is fun.