“Then something happens. By the three hundredth game, the A.I. has stopped missing the ball.” The New Yorker’s Nicola Twilley on the computer program that learned how to play Breakout and other Atari games. All on its own. Artificial Intelligence Goes to the Arcade.

+ London Review of Books “We are … on the verge of a new industrial revolution, one which will have as much impact on the world as the first one. Whole categories of work will be transformed by the power of computing, and in particular by the impact of robots.” (The key is to find a job so crappy that a robot wouldn’t want it.)