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Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia

Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia | Automation Revolution | Scoop.it

Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted--geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?

That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding...


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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Automation Revolution | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.
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How the Revolution of Peer-to-Peer Networks is Changing Our Habits - Fox Business

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How the Revolution of Peer-to-Peer Networks is Changing Our Habits
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Peer-to-peer networks have come a long way in a short amount of time.
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Robotics: Star Wars fan builds working R2-D2 that responds to spoken commands with a Raspberry Pi - element14

Robotics: Star Wars fan builds working R2-D2 that responds to spoken commands with a Raspberry Pi - element14 | Automation Revolution | Scoop.it
R2D2 powered by a Raspberry Pi (via Greensheller)   There are Star Wars fans and then there are exceptional Star Wars fans that can use their talents to bring things from a ‘galaxy far, (RT @element14: Rpi-D2?

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