The Weekly Stripe – 27.10.17

In a time when intelligence is artificial and reality is virtual, these articles explore new discoveries and old fears at the frontiers of technology. 

Dawn Chan explores what may be a turning point in machine learning as AlphaGo begins learning from itself rather than humans.

Ainsley Sutherland questions assumptions of VR’s empathy-building capacity arguing that empathy is a process rather than an outcome.

New developments in gene-editing technology are presented by Paul Tadich.

The New York Times reports on the new Amazon Key which can provide access to package deliverers.

On this Halloween week DesignNews shares 5 technologies we should be afraid of and why.