Kyle McDonald

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Emissions and energy usage from Ethereum network

It seems clear that Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) in its current state is bad for the environment, but it’s hard to say how bad it really is. Kyle McDonald estimated emissions and energy usage to try to understand better: “Ethereum is comparable to keeping 2-3 coal power plant running.” See McDonald’s real-time estimates here. Tags: cryptocurrency, emissions, Ethereum, Kyle McDonald

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A game where you get to be a faceworker and mess with an AI system

Kyle McDonald, in collaboration with Greg Borenstein, Evelyn Masso, and Fei Lui, made Facework. It’s a game that imagines a platform where people use their faces in a gig economy and you’re encouraged to trick the AI that you’re something you’re not — with your face. Tags: AI, face detection, game, Kyle McDonald

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