All posts by Mr. P

Web creator’s big new internet project

Tim Berners-Lee is often credited as being the inventor of the World Wide Web — but these days he’s bent on changing it.

The world renowned engineer and computer scientist has been working on a new project designed to fundamentally overhaul the internet and how it functions. He wants to pry power back from the tech juggernauts and give us more control over our personal data. (read more)

The inventor of the web is working to reimagine the internet and give us more power over our data.
The inventor of the web is working to reimagine the internet and give us more power over our data.

Logo Competition: New Zealand League Against Epilepsy

Are you an art student, a graphic designer or are you an amateur artist?

Would you like to create a logo for the New Zealand League Against Epilepsy (NZLAE) and at the same time be into win yourself a prize of $250?

Each chapter of the ILAE needs a logo and we invite you to help us find the perfect logo for our chapter – New Zealand League Against Epilepsy. By doing so, not only will you have your work used by us on our letterheads and website, you also have the chance to win a prize of $250 for your efforts. Please see attached resource sheets with information that will be helpful when creating your design.   (more information here)

How should it look?
• An original logo that is modern, clean and uncluttered
• Logo should be bright and colourful, there is no colour preference
• Dynamic
• The message should be positive
• NZLAE full name is included in the logo, that is, New Zealand League Against Epilepsy
Specifications:
• Suitable for website, Social Media and printed materials with capacity to be printed in colour and black and white.
• File type should be EPS
• Photoshop PSD files are not acceptable
• Image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels
• The file size must not exceed 5MB
• Ethical considerations e.g. Clipart may not be used

An Intro to Color Theory

Certain colors or shades evoke different sentiments in people. In this post, I want to give a quick introduction to color theory, ways to combine colors, and tools for designing with color — that you as a designer can benefit from to make your designs delightful. (read more)

AI outguns humans in key Stanford reading test

Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test.

Alibaba put its deep neural network model through its paces last week, asking the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that’s considered one of the world’s most authoritative machine-reading gauges.

The model developed by Alibaba’s Institute of Data Science of Technologies scored 82.44, edging past the 82.304 that rival humans achieved. (read more)

AI can predict whether your relationship will last based on how you speak to your partner

“Just how much information is carried in our tone of voice and conversation patterns and how does that impact our relationships with others? Computational systems can already establish who people are from their voices, so could they also tell us anything about our love life? Amazingly, it seems like it.”

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