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WH’s AI EO is BS

WH’s AI EO is BS An executive order was just issued from the White House regarding “the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Government.” Leaving aside the meritless presumption of the government’s own trustworthiness and that it is the software that has trust issues, the order is almost entirely hot air. The […]

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The Arecibo Observatory Is More Than Just a Telescope

The Arecibo Observatory Is More Than Just a Telescope The world’s second largest radio telescope collapsed on Tuesday. But its legacy is indestructible. Source: www.wired.com The Arecibo Observatory Is More Than Just a Telescope

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VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms. Source: www.wired.com VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

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Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy The administration’s nomination of Antony Blinken is a good start. But mending the damage of the past four years will require a complete reorientation. Source: www.wired.com Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

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Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach. Source: www.wired.com Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

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Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads. Source: www.wired.com Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

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Why Isn't Susan Wojcicki Getting Grilled By Congress?

Why Isn’t Susan Wojcicki Getting Grilled By Congress? YouTube is a major vector for election and other disinformation. But its CEO isn’t with Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey on Capitol Hill today. Source: www.wired.com Why Isn’t Susan Wojcicki Getting Grilled By Congress?

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RIP Google Music, one of the company’s last examples of generosity

RIP Google Music, one of the company’s last examples of generosity Google Music is dead, and with it one of the few remaining connections I have to the company that doesn’t feel like a gun to my head. The service, now merged haphazardly with YouTube Music, recalled the early days of Google, […]

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More Safety Data Would Be Nice, But We Need a Vaccine Now

More Safety Data Would Be Nice, But We Need a Vaccine Now Just a few months ago, plenty of medical experts wanted to slow down the process for approving a Covid-19 vaccine. Given where things stand today, that would be a big mistake. Source: www.wired.com More Safety Data Would Be Nice, […]

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Trump’s Bogus Ballot Lawsuits Are the Mark of an Autocrat

Trump’s Bogus Ballot Lawsuits Are the Mark of an Autocrat His legal ploys and lying tweets showcase the authoritarian worldview of his entire presidency: If you’re not with him, you don’t count. Source: www.wired.com Trump’s Bogus Ballot Lawsuits Are the Mark of an Autocrat

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