Issue 6: Data
Science is built on raw information, but these days we seem to be swimming in more of it than we can handle. So let's bring in the New Year with a meditation on data: why we have so many, what we do with them, and why we should be careful with them. Genomes, consensus, privacy, artificial intelligence, hubris and animations — this issue's got it all. Download some Lateral, right into your eyeballs.
Cover illustration by Chehehe.
A new approach to artificial intelligence, called deep learning, is drawing insights and identifying patterns in huge numbers of data.
The relationship between ancient theatre and video games is stronger than you may think — technology has always enhanced our ability to tell stories.