November 2015 - Broken Links Archive

OK Computer: how to work with automation and AI on the web

Auto­mat­ed sys­tems pow­ered by new break­throughs in Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence will soon begin to have an impact on the web indus­try. Peo­ple work­ing on the web will have to learn new design dis­ci­plines and tools to stay rel­e­vant. Based on the talk “OK Com­put­er” that I gave at a num­ber of con­fer­ences in Autumn 2015.

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The Changing Form of the Web Browser

I wrote an arti­cle, The Chang­ing Form of the Web Brows­er, for rehab­stu­dio (my employ­er). It’s about the present and near-future of the web brows­er, in a mar­ket where the con­sump­tion of infor­ma­tion and ser­vices is shift­ing. It’s quite a long piece, and nec­es­sar­i­ly broad for a non-tech­ni­cal audi­ence, so there is per­haps a lack of nuance in its con­clu­sions. Still, I’m quite proud of it, a lot of research and writ­ing was involved.

There’s an extract below, but I sug­gest you read the whole thing in con­text if you can.

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Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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