By making the Internet as weightless and as frictionless as possible, we made our lives easier. But now, the whole world is suffering the consequences, says Jaron Lanier.
Justice should be blind, but the predictive policing software used in much of the US has bias and misunderstanding programmed right into it, says data scientist Cathy O’Neil.
Historian Yuval Noah Harari offers a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.
Who knew equations and graphs could guide you in your love life? Mathematician Hannah Fry does — and gives a few formulas for finding The One.
Figuring out how to walk from A to B is easy in the age of online mapping tools. Just plug in two addresses and off you go. But sometimes getting to a place as quickly as possible isn’t the priority. Take a look at a project in which researchers tried to figure out a city’s “happy” routes.
When I googled “English major who taught herself calculus,” Google gave me the result I wanted — plus a most unhelpful suggestion.