Sharing economy platforms are poorly regulated because there is no evidence upon which to draft policies. Daniele Quercia and Giovanni Quattrone propose a means for gathering evidence by matching web data with official socioeconomic data and use data analysis to envision regulations that are responsive to real-time demands, contributing to the emerging idea of algorithmic regulation.
Natural language generation, the branch of AI that turns raw data into human-sounding narratives, is coming into its own in 2016. Adam Smith explores the real-world advances in NLG over the past decade and then looks ahead to the next. Computers are already writing finance, sports, ecommerce, and business intelligence stories. Find out what—and how—they’ll be writing by 2026.