Durante el último trimestre de 2012, el tiempo de consumo diario de televisión tradicional en EEUU cayó. Lo hizo en 46 minutos diarios. Mientras, el consumo de series, películas y otros contenidos directamente descargados de Internet, creció un 4,2%.
Las audiencias juegan al escondite en las nuevas pantallas
With 219 engines of aural bliss from 1840 to the modern day (including everything from Edison’s early phonograph to the Disco Lyte boombox to the Sony Walk/Discman all the way to the rise of the iPod), "The Advance of Audio Apparatuses" will be music to your eyes.
A century of steel production in Pittsburgh has mostly gone away, leaving in its wake industries based on academic research and robots. When it comes to robots, the goal is more focused on building a framework for the future rather than an infrastructure from the past. And for that reason, Pittsburgh has become a place where far flung ambitions are supported and encouraged, even if the end goal is a long way off.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been pondering artificial intelligence since he was a kid. In the late ’60s, eerily intelligent computers were everywhere, whether it was 2001’s HAL or Star Trek’s omnipresent Enterprise computer. As Allen recalls in his memoir, “machines that behaved like people, even people gone mad, were all the rage back then.” He would tag along to his father’s job at the library, overwhelmed by the information, and daydream about “the sci-fi theme of a dying or threatened civilization that saves itself by finding a trove of knowledge.” What if you could collect all the world’s information in a single computer mind, one capable of intelligent thought, and be able to communicate in simple human language?