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Machine learning has often been called the cause and solution to the future’s problems – their ingenious and mendacious ability to solve problems is one of the more fascinating parts of the science.

Buzzfeed’s investigative journalism has been a shining light in the last year or so, and their article on fake Amazon reviews is a belter!

Publishers are starting to carve interesting positions on the digitally at the moment – Vogue is using Instagram to push talent over content, the economist are using data-visualisation to drive subscriptions and the industry is pivoting away from facebook to Youtube.

Squeezing money out of popular content on the web has always been a nightmare – with Patreon now supporting 100k creators with $350m worth of patronage, have they solved the problem?

In other things to read at your desk to shake off the hangover: the most authentically creepy sloth costume, and what a Flat Earth convention is like.