Flash Reads Oct '19

In this month's issue...

1. Why phones that secretly listen to us are a myth

"Omg my phone is listening to me! I was just talking about teddy bears and now my ads are full of them!" We've all had a conversation like this before. As it turns out, tech companies have so much data on us that ads are able to become targeted just by analysing who you've been DM-ing on Instagram.

You can read the full story here.

2. When Artificial Intelligence Becomes an Artform

Synth-pop band YACHT made use of AI to create a bunch of design for their latest album release. As it turns out, music is just one more thing on AI's quest to world dominance.

You can read the full story here.

3. Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable

"Hey Google, what's the fastest way to get to Place A?" If you're a driver, you've surely done it, either via voice assistant or typing your search query into Google Maps. But is that doing more harm than good?

You can read the full story here.