Response: The Machine is Us/ing Us – Dr. Michael Wesch

I think I might be the only web-savvy guy not using an RSS feed.

The element of how tagging is essentially “teaching” the computer how to interpret human-created content is fascinatingly true. My roommate who works for the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern told me about a new technology that’s being developed there. A Machine Generated Sports Story is created by plucking photos, key elements of box scores, player names, etc. and piecing together a news story – all based on a system of tags. Of course, this again raises the question of ownership and authorship. Who really created that content? The engineer? The guy who entered the box score?


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