Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

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1. Disabled musicians create music from brainwaves

By Tim Muffett

Digest: Music
Curator: Katie Chase

Disabled musicians given an interface to write once again and hear their compositions. Amazing. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bRbc8P


2. Google Computers Defeat Human Players at 2,500-Year-Old Board Game

By Jack Clark

Digest: Artificial Intelligence
Curators: Bjorn Larsen & Nitzan Hermon

Jack Clark at Bloomberg, whose reporting on AI is some of the clearest and most technically rigorous going, explains why a Google computer system beating a master-level player of the game of Go matters:

The systems used by Facebook and Google were not preprogrammed with specific if-this-then-do-that code or explicitly told the rules. Instead, they learned to play at a very high level by themselves. These techniques can be adapted to any problem “where you have a large amount of data that you have to find insights in,” Hassabis said. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bRaKQv


3. 3D Printed TSA Master Keys Leaked from a photograph

By Bruce Schneier

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka Wettewa

If you weren’t aware of this screw up, you are in for a treat. Late last year, The Washington Post accidentally used a picture of the TSA Master Keys in one of their articles and guess what happened? Someone designed 3D Printable replicas of those master keys and released them on the internet. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bRbSbz


4. How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company

By Noah Robischon

Digest: Media Models
Curator: Holly Knowlman

To me, it feels like Buzzfeed had their game plan figured out long ago. It’s great to see them take the lid off about their philosophies on getting things in place. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bRbDY9


5. 25 Epic, Must-Read Blog Posts About Fundraising

By Alex Iskold

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

Alex has consolidated various epic funding blogs by experts on the topic. Worth bookmarking. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bQ_-SP


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