Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

The Danger of Thinking We’re All ‘Addicted’ to Tech

September 13th, 2019
Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms “hijack” our brains plays right into Big Tech’s hands.

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How Wi-Fi Almost Didn’t Happen

September 12th, 2019
Opinion: Launched 20 years ago this week, Wi-Fi nearly hit a dead spot.

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AI Can Pass Standardized Tests—But It Would Fail Preschool

September 10th, 2019
Opinion: Sure, an AI aced an eighth-grade science test, but the method it used highlights its lack of common sense or anything resembling human understanding.

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Red Flag Laws Are Red Herrings of Gun Control

September 9th, 2019
Opinion: There’s little data on the effectiveness of mental health reporting laws to prevent mass shootings.

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This Week’s Cartoons: Apples, Dark Matter, and Procrastination

September 9th, 2019
Do you hear the people tweet, tweeting a song of angry men …

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An AI-Run World Needs to Better Reflect People of Color

September 6th, 2019
Opinion: A growing black and brown diaspora of data must be used for equality, not oppression.

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Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

September 5th, 2019
Opinion: As President, I would issue a robot tax for corporations displacing humans, and create a federal agency to oversee automation.

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Cold War Analogies are Warping Tech Policy

September 5th, 2019
Opinion: Politicians and pundits' fixation with flawed Cold War metaphors have produced overly combative policies on emerging tech.

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The Red Lights Stopping Yellow School Buses from Going Green

September 4th, 2019
Opinion: Pilot programs show that electric buses, pricey today, offer long-term savings and crucial learning opportunities.

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This Week’s Cartoons: Algorithms, Phone Plans, and Sheep

September 2nd, 2019
Mother Goose meets GPS.

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