Weekly Download 14.24

download-158006_640Here’s a recap of news and notes from around the Web that caught my attention over the past week or so.

Just when you think the development of artificial Intelligence has stalled, here are The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World.

How We Trick Our Brains Into Feeling Productive is an interesting take on procrastination and productivity.

The complete guide to using your smartphone abroad is just that.

Malcolm Gladwell on What Really Makes People Disruptive: attitude. This attribute trumps tech, money and brainpower.

In A Data Analyst’s Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City, NPR reveals the power of data, presentation and social media tools. A smart 33-year-old living on Brooklyn is affecting government policy in a big way through his blog.  A perfect story on inquiring minds using the newly published large data sources (New York City’s open data) and asking questions/displaying data in easy to consume ways and making it visible.



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