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HaikuJAM: What Really Happens When You Write Poetry With Strangers

In our last Tech Brief we mentioned hot new rising app “HaikuJAM… which allows users to collaborate on haikus from anywhere”. Since that post three weeks ago, we got four writers from The DANamic.ORG Editorial Team to give collaborative poetry a try, and here’s what they discovered. Bradley Yam, Chief Innovator & Arts Writer After playing around on HaikuJAM for a week, my main takeaways are: The Good – The UI is intuitive; any digital native will have no problem learning to navigate the app even if he has no idea what it is about. – Runs pretty quickly, although the…
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Go Masters, Chatbots, and Imitation Poetry: The Current State of AI

Remember J.A.R.V.I.S. from the “Iron Man” franchise? While we can dream of having such a futuristic personal assistant, the fact is it’s already there in your hands. It’s a lot less exciting, but it’s all… in your phone. What does J.A.R.V.I.S. do that Siri/Cortana/Google Now can also? Remind you of important dates and meetings? Check. Dictate and send out an e-mail? Check. Compile a list of people who could be The Mandarin? …Probably. Artificial Intelligence (AI for short) refers to machines or software that can intelligently assess its environment and subsequently perform actions to complete specific tasks. That definition alone…
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Home Brew: Coffee with Local Poet Marc Nair and Champion Barista Hisyam

After Costa Coffee‘s session with Singaporean poet Marc Nair last Saturday, travelling to new places or revising old haunts will never feel the same again. The chill event kicked off with a short video of Marc’s travels to the birthplace of Costa Coffee in London. Through the video, we were “given” the chance to pop by the rich literary scene in and around the city and also the root of the whole operation; that is, the Costa Coffee Roastery. Things picked up when we were introduced to Hisyam, Costa Coffee’s first Singaporean and regional Asian-representative in the International Costa Coffee…
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