Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

‘Game of Thrones’: A Battle of Reality Versus Fantasy

May 24th, 2019
And reality won.

Posted in culture, Culture / TV, Opinion | Comments (0)

Why a T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Bad for the Public

May 21st, 2019
Opinion: FCC chair Ajit Pai says the deal is in the public interest. Except it would raise prices, reduce competition and innovation, and harm low-income Americans.

Posted in Business, Business / Policy and Net Neutrality, Opinion | Comments (0)

The False Promise of “Lawful Access” to Private Data

May 16th, 2019
Opinion: As online extremism migrates to real-world violence, some suggest letting law enforcement intercept encrypted messages. But that’s a dangerous proposition.

Posted in Opinion, security, Security / Privacy | Comments (0)

The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange Is Broken

May 7th, 2019
Opinion: Julian Assange is being prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a minimally defined statute that can have maximally destructive consequences.

Posted in Opinion, security, Security / National Security | Comments (0)

When Coding Is Criminal

May 2nd, 2019
Opinion: Programmers whose code is used to commit a crime face new and perilous legal threats.

Posted in Business, Business / Computers and Software, Opinion | Comments (0)

In Automation, the ‘Last Motion’ Will Come Before the Last Mile

April 23rd, 2019
Opinion: Robots seem to be the solution to the last-mile problem. But mechanization will likely come for a different part of the process first.

Posted in Opinion, science, Science / Robots | Comments (0)

AI Could Predict Death. But What If the Algorithm Is Biased?

April 21st, 2019
Opinion: Researchers are studying how artificial intelligence could predict risks of premature death. But the health care industry needs to consider another risk: unconscious bias in AI.

Posted in Business / Artificial Intelligence, Opinion, science, Science / Health | Comments (0)

Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You

April 18th, 2019
Opinion: Controlling the spread of insidious content online is extremely difficult—but combining efforts across platforms raises serious threats to free expression.

Posted in Business, Business / National Affairs, Opinion | Comments (0)

Noisy Quantum Computers Could Be Good for Chemistry Problems

April 10th, 2019
Opinion: Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices produce errors. And in a field like chemistry, errors could be a feature, not a bug.

Posted in Opinion, science, Science / Physics and Math | Comments (0)

The Construction Industry Needs a Robot Revolution

April 6th, 2019
Opinion: The average big construction project is overdue and over budget. A dose of automation could help.

Posted in Opinion, science, Science / Robots | Comments (0)