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AI Package Delivery Drones Are Just Killer Robots In Waiting

Modified civilian drones today are capable of navigating denied spaces, seeking targets based on facial recognition and delivering lethal force,…

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Instagram's Seizure Of Sussexroyal And Our Lack Of Digital Property Rights

In the digital dictatorships of our social media platforms, there is no such thing as digital property rights and companies…

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Facebook's Password Breach Is Even Worse But It Won't Matter Because We Don't Care

The unfortunate truth about Facebook's latest security breach admission is that the public has become so inured to cybersecurity breaches…

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Why Do We Believe What We Read On The Internet?

In the early days of the modern web there was a running joke about not believing everything one read on…

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We're Increasingly Experiencing Events Through Live Streaming

One of the early promises of internet video was the ability to experience the world through the eyes of others….

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Deep Learning And The Limits Of Learning By Correlation Rather Than Causation

For AI evolve beyond the simplistic and constrained tasks of today towards the complex generalized intelligences of tomorrow will require…

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Waymo Reminds Us: Successful Complex AI Combines Deep Learning And Traditional Code

Waymo reminds us that for truly robust complex deep learning systems that must interact with the chaotic cacophony of the…

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500 Forbes Columns And Counting

In the just over three years and four months since his debut Forbes column on September 15, 2015 announcing "Reimagining…

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As The Cloud Courts The Enterprise It Goes Big Memory

As the commercial cloud has increasingly courted the enterprise, the major cloud vendors have been rolling out ever-larger machine options,…

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The Four Eras Of Wikipedia And Visualizing History Without Maps

Maps are an especially powerful lens through which to understand history, connecting our world through one of its two fundamental…

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Could AI Create A Super Wikipedia From All Of Recorded History?

What might it look like to use machines to read all of recorded history and create a super Wikipedia that…

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Could AI Help Us Better Understand History?

What might it look like to visualize two centuries of world history through the eyes of Wikipedia and could AI…

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Can Machines Be Journalists?

As algorithms have largely displaced humans in the areas of rote reporting like box scores and basic financial summarization, could…

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Moving Beyond Monolithic Automated Fact Checking And Context Algorithms

As livestreams of the Notre Dame fire proliferated yesterday, a new wave of automated fact checking filters designed to combat…

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Twitter Is For Pitching Journalists And Instagram Is For Listening To The Public

Twitter is the place to reach journalists and policymakers, while Facebook and Instagram are the places to hear from everyday…

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FiveThirtyEight: Buttigieg Was The Second-Most-Mentioned Candidate On Cable Last Week. Sanders Was The First.

FiveThirtyEight's Oliver Roeder and Dhrumil Mehta explore how the major stations covered the Democratic candidates over the past week. Read…

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US Companies Can Still Harvest And Resell EU Citizen Data Under GDPR

European Union citizens will find themselves just as harvested, mined, manipulated and monetized as the rest of the world as…

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Is Legislation The Only Hope To Fix Social Media's Ills?

Not a week goes by that there isn't yet another story about the evils of social media, from enabling genocide…

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We've Stopped Talking And Searching About Privacy

After a year of nearly continuous privacy revelations involving Facebook and, in an era when breaches and privacy failures have…

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As Brick And Mortar Stores Automate Their Customer Service Suffers

As stores replace human staff with brittle automatic touchpoints, this increasing overreliance on automation risks pushing their remaining customers to…

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Misinformation And Restoring Provenance To The Digital Marketplace Of Ideas

The digital world's loss of provenance means information arrives to us today without the necessary context that would permit us…

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Mapping Global Pollution Through AI, Satellite Imagery And Intelligent Drones

One of the most fascinating themes of the emerging digital world is the way in which this perfect confluence of…

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Twitter Versus Facebook: Why Selling Access Is Better Than Selling Data

Facebook sells access to its user data through advertising, while Twitter sells its packaged user data directly, letting others build…

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Facebook Was A Democracy 2009-2012 But We Didn't Vote So It Turned Into A Dictatorship

It can be hard to imagine that just under a decade ago Facebook was actually a rudimentary democratic state in…