D&T Issue 134

Visual Delight Vs Gamification & The AI War

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It’s issue #134 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Like the rest of us, you also may be quite reliant on your OTT services and endless access to new kinds of medium and long-form video content. However, the golden age of movies and shows seems to be ending, and price hikes are most definitely on the horizon.

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It’s about time we understand the difference (and reason for being) between gamification and visual delight. The Canvs Editorial team shares some of their thoughts on the same.

What is driving some people to reject the legitimacy of fair elections, embrace conspiracy theories, and even resort to political violence?

The next era of war and deterrence will be defined by AI. The AI winner of this decade will be economically and militarily dominant for the next 50 years.

With current chairman Ramesh Chauhan in his 80s and no family member to take over the business, the former Italian water brand is now set to welcome another set of owners to continue its legacy in India.

In terms of sheer impact, the like button was one of the most successful pieces of code ever shipped. But when you examine the quality of that impact, its flaws become glaring.

Zilingo: How “Zara on an API” went from a $970M valuation to shutting down in 2 years?

“Our markets have significant technological differences, and so, to design for them in a meaningful way, we have to infuse our design process with empathy.”

Tired of the obscurity around black box algorithms that dictate their lives, India’s gig workers are coming up with cheap hacks to game the system.

A postmortem on “Cramming More Components Onto Integrated Circuits”—the most influential article of the 20th century.

Blockchain enthusiasts believe that the technology can provide increased security and fidelity when compared to existing solutions.

Entire forests and enormous factories running 24/7 can barely keep up with demand. This is how the cardboard economy works.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe here.

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