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SkyKnit: How an AI Took Over an Adult Knitting Community


Janelle Shane is a humorist who creates and mines her material from neural networks, the form of machine learning that has come to dominate the field of artificial intelligence over the last half-decade. Perhaps you’ve seen the candy-heart slogans she generated for Valentine’s Day: DEAR ME, MY MY, LOVE BOT, CUTE KISS, MY BEAR, and […]

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Fair Isle Knitwear Dropped Stitches

Fair Isle Sweaters

Mary Williamson, an 85-year-old resident of Whalsay in the remote Shetland Islands, knows all about globalisation. She makes hand-knitted Fair Isle woollen jumpers (a popular knitwear), and has orders from “a gentleman in Sweden”, “a gentleman in China”, and Hollywood producers. Fair Isle knitwear is in vogue. Fashionistas say the recession created a taste for […]