🤖 Microsoft Word now includes a new feature, Editor, which is essentially a machine-learning-powered editor helping you write better texts.MS Word Editor's capabilities go beyond mere spellchecking – it can spot informal language and unnecessary or weak words. I think that other popular apps are bound to introduce such features soon. Specialised AI will help us do our work faster and better – at least until many tasks that we do become entirely automated. My dream for the future is that when we feed AI with a brief and a few links and quotes, it will return a decent press article or a newsletter similar to the one you're reading at the moment.
🐦 Fifteen percent of all Twitter accounts are bots. Twitter's managers claim that bots often serve specialist functions and thus are very useful. It's quite difficult to believe, though, that there are 48 million useful bots on Twitter. Bots are great for circulating misleading or false information, phishing, and spam, which I think is the true purpose of most bots on Twitter.
👻 The Internet giants can trace every click we make on the World Wide Web – it's pretty obvious in 2017. The real question is: "Do we care?". People farming will never come to an end, unless adequate political or technological decisions are made. Those decisions won't be made as long as the only people who care are a handful of Internet privacy rights activists. Recently, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, spoke about this issue in an open letter for the 28th anniversary of the WWW and suggested that the industry need to start discussing imposing internal regulatory measures. I don't think that the industry wants to regulate itself, though. The governments would still rather have a number of trusted companies collect data about their citizens. The citizens themselves don't really care – you can't win an election under the banner of Internet privacy. The only entities capable of causing a true ripple throughout the industry are big governmental bodies, such as the European Commission, or a big market player which would offer an alternative to Facebook and Google based on a different business model. As of now, there are none in sight.
🇵🇱 Some of Polish innovation accelerators require that its clients sign a blank promissory note. This defeats the purpose, because limited liability companies were designed precisely to allow businesspeople to avoid being personally responsible for the actions of their companies. By signing a blank promissory note, both parties effectively sabotage their business relationship. Nothing innovative will ever be created if investors keep seeking this sort of protection, making the startup owners live in constant fear.