The secret history of the iPhone

Lev Grossman, author of the Magicians trilogy, reviews Brian Merchant's origin story of the iPhone, called The One Device, in the NY Times: Snip: If you've ever worked on a hopeless project that felt like it was going nowhere, you will draw spiritual strength from Merchant's account of life in the Purple trenches. It includes…

Magic cards generated by neural networks

@RoboRosewater is a twitter account that posts, once a day, a Magic: The Gathering card generated by a recurrent neural network. [via Ditto] This is an implementation of the science described by Vice's Brian Merchant in this article. Reed Morgan Milewicz, a programmer and computer science researcher, may be the first person to teach an…