Algorithms should not be allowed to fail quietly. Promises of a better future need to be accompanied, or preceded, by promises of better algorithmic recipes.
In the struggle to maintain control over personal data, we often sacrifice sovereignty for convenience.
A rare peek at the solitary life of a lighthouse keeper, whose work will soon be completely replaced by automation.
Corporations, non-profits, governments, universities and even preschools test, score and hire the best. This all but guarantees not creating the best team.
Talking to My Daughter about the Economy is the first post-post-modern parenting book. This is parental love haunted by hypocrisy.
For technology to keep up, it has to think like a person again.
Financial markets are more vulnerable than ever to another fast, unexpected, quant-driven fluctuation.
Ben LeBlanc had the MBA, the international experience, and the big firm clout. But when he took stock of his career ambitions, he realized it was time to trade the cush for the couche couche.
Create an ecosystem with a particular opportunity, and a suitably talented person will shape something new.
Coyotes can change the world. Coyotes WILL change the world. But not if they misplay the meta-game. Not if they hang out with raccoons.
It’s hard to believe, but the solution to the free-for-all of the internet really is by invitation only.
It is no wonder that some of my students are doubtful that philosophers have anything useful to say about science.
For most people, finance is at best something to be tolerated, endured. Avoided when possible.
For Arlan Hamilton, one of the country’s few Black gay female VCs, Silicon Valley is on the edge of a revolution.
Carlota Perez has inspired students of economic theory—and a who’s-who of venture capitalists—to consider where today’s innovation sits in the context of what she calls a “a great surge.”
AHFR17 offered a safe space to take a hike from regular day-to-day life, unplug and let the crisp alpine air hit your face. Also, selfies.
Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment—both intellectual and financial—by philosophers, scientists and the Silicon Valley set.
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that a joke becomes a meme. Is it the first time it’s retold? Is it the first thousand times? There’s no logic to the process. You just know it when you see it.
Pigs no longer need magic to save their lives. They need crowdfunding. Wilbur, meet Esther.