14.09.2012 Category: Weekly Reads « Previous Next » What we read this week (14 Sep) Written by: Maddie Tags: AI, EVE, firefox os, google maps, online education This week’s reads dig into the human work behind Google Maps, a new tool for online education (also by Google), what makes Firefox OS special, a program that recognizes the objects in sketches, and a diplomat’s legacy in his gaming community. Quotes of the week The future’s kind of funny-looking, but it’s probably the future you deserve. -Warren Ellis Where you’re searching from has become almost as important as what you’re searching for. -Alexis Madrigal Articles of the week The Atlantic: How Google Builds Its Maps — and What It Means for the Future of Everything Alexis Madrigal looks into the elaborate human work that goes on behind Google’s gargantuan project Ground Truth, and what is meant by “massaging data.” Futurity: Draw something. This computer names that doodle Brown University has developed a program that can recognize and name rough sketches. This article takes a look at how this sort of recognition could be applied outside of the Draw Something arena. Wired UK: Google Course Builder will catalogue and deliver the world’s educational content An interesting new addition to the online education scene: a tool from Google that allows users to build their own online courses. Wired: Diplomat Killed in Libya Told Fellow Gamers: Hope I ‘Don’t Die Tonight’ Outside his job as a US diplomat in Libya, Sean Smith was also a prominent gamer on EVE Online. Fellow gamers honored their friend by renaming space stations after him and starting a fundraiser for his family. Rawkes: There is something magical about Firefox OS Rob Hawkes on what makes Mozilla’s new, particularly hackable OS so special. 14.09.2012 Category: Weekly Reads « Previous Next » Stay up-to-date with what we do and what we read. Subscribe to our newsletter.