Here’s what we’re reading today:
1. When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence
“It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s closest friend, had died. Kuyda had spent that time gathering up his old text messages, setting aside the ones that felt too personal, and feeding the rest into a neural network built by developers at her artificial intelligence startup. She had struggled with whether she was doing the right thing by bringing him back this way. At times it had even given her nightmares. But ever since Mazurenko’s death, Kuyda had wanted one more chance to speak with him.”
2. Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad
“How did a substance that falls from the air, springs from the earth and comes out of your tap become a hyperactive multibillion-dollar business?”
+1: Inside the quest to create the perfect apple.
3. My Shattered Istanbul
“Turkey is slipping away from my family, collapsing into the arms of a tyrant. We thought she was ours. Maybe we were wrong.”