‘La La Land’ is poised to sweep the 2017 Oscars … or is it? Our writers weigh in on six surprisingly close Oscar races – including Best Picture.

Sorgente: 2017 Oscars: 6 Surprisingly Close Races to Watch – Rolling Stone

Despite all the talk of an IPO frenzy, market volatility could instead spell a boom in private acquisitions.

Sorgente: Could Snap Be 2017’s Only Big Tech IPO? | Fast Forward | OZY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has 40 million followers on his personal page and another 13 million on the prime minister’s office page.

Sorgente: Album fotografico Most Followed World Leaders on Facebook Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the world’s most followed | Getty Images

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California

Sorgente: Album fotografico Iconic Oscar Dates Good memories. | Getty Images

Sorgente: 27 Oscar-Winning Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

In his high-profile, high-priced hire of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, NBC News chief Andy Lack placed a major bet on star power. But Lack’s biggest, priciest talent, Today’s Matt Lauer, provides something of a cautionary tale.

Sorgente: Megyn Kelly, Matt Lauer, and the Battle for the Future of NBC | Vanity Fair

Opinion: Thanks to AI, robots could replace 4.5 million jobs over the next few years.

Sorgente: Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs | WIRED

Before you sit down for Sunday’s telecast, make sure to watch these nominated films.

Sorgente: 16 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now | WIRED

Shakeup at the Oscars 

Pubblicato: 22 febbraio 2017 in la giusta distanza

Led by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, its first black president, the Academy tries to solve its diversity problem.

Sorgente: Shakeup at the Oscars – The New Yorker

The Post-Human World 

Pubblicato: 22 febbraio 2017 in la giusta distanza

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari

Sorgente: The Post-Human World – The Atlantic

Combined with augmented reality, it could make the marketing industry a whole lot more personal.

Sorgente: The Future of Advertising Starts With Your Face | Fast Forward | OZY

These robot art critics are ready to invade the world’s museums.

Sorgente: Robots Can Create Art — But Can They Critique It? | Fast Forward | OZY

How a boy raised on Dylan’s music met a girl who grew up mocking Dylan, and they lived happily ever after.

Sorgente: I Hated Bob Dylan Until He Became Part of My Relationship | True Story | OZY

FRIENDS -- Pictured: (front l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (back l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller  (Photo by Jon Ragel/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

FRIENDS — Pictured: (front l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (back l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller (Photo by Jon Ragel/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

 

Sorgente: Album fotografico Happy 90th Anniversary, NBC! Let’s celebrate the network’s birthday by looking back at its most memorable | Getty Images

Artificial Meets Reality

Pubblicato: 18 febbraio 2017 in la giusta distanza

There was a time—not very long ago—when the very idea of advanced artificial intelligence was discussed only by futurists, speculators, and sci-fi writers. But today, due to swift developments in machine learning and data analysis, AI is on the cusp of surpassing science fiction and becoming science fact. “But wait!” you say. “It’s not like…

Sorgente: Artificial Meets Reality | WIRED