“I like the poetry of them being abandoned or forgotten.” Abandoned Paintings is an Instagram account that showcases paintings left behind on the streets; it’s an archive, where their memory lives on. Many of the works are unfinished or damaged, but (quite curiously) displayed in ways that will catch the eye of passers-by ー perhaps to have someone take them into new homes or breathe new life into them.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here