Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Sep 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Humans vs. algorithms (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

Variable Fonts

This is big! Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe have joined the forces to create a new kind of font. A variable font is, as John Hudson put it, “a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts”. I already see people getting crazy at tweaking a design changing font weight with a slider.

AI

WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio

Wavenets are bringing us closer to natural-sounding machines? Will they be able to generate speech which mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing text-to-speech systems?