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How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist: What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist (and Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories in the First Place): What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


Watch Sassy Justice, the New Deepfake Satire Show Created by the Makers of South Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WfZuNceFDM If any cultural, political, or technological phenomenon of the past couple of decades hasn’t been lampooned by South Park, it probably didn’t happen. But the 21st century has brought forth so much nonsense that even Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of that at once crude and multidimensionally satirical cartoon show, have had to expand into feature films and even onto Broadway to ridicule it all. The latest project takes the humbler but unde...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Comedy, Technology, South Park, Youtube, College, White House, Current Affairs, Broadway, Michael Caine, Donald Trump, Seoul, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Stone, Trey Parker


Chinese Museums, Closed by the Coronavirus, Put Their Exhibitions Online

Photo by Tom Winckels, via Wikimedia Commons If you happened to have a trip to China scheduled for this time of year, chances are you don't anymore. Travel to and from that country has been severely curtailed since the Chinese city of Wuhan saw a large-scale outbreak of the novel coronavirus, about which you can get up to speed through the selection of free online courses we featured last week. On an interactive web site from Johns Hopkins you can also keep an eye on the virus' spread, the rang...
Tags: Google, College, China, Cnn, Beijing, Museums, Italy, Brazil, Taipei, Seoul, Johns Hopkins, Wuhan, Communist Party, Facebook Twitter, Wong, Central Committee


Intel Reveals Ideas on Promoting AI in U.S. as Chinese Growth Looms

Even as the executive order President Trump issued last month on artificial intelligence furthered the conversation about a developing national strategy for the sector, it was met with certain criticism. A common complaint was that the plan won’t implement itself.“The administration’s American AI Initiative includes all of the right elements; the critical test will be to see if they follow through in a vigorous manner,” Jason Furman, who helped compile a report on AI for the Obama administratio...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Education, Obama, Climate Change, President Obama, Government, Immigration, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Startup, Tech, Legislation, Intel, IP


M.I.T. Computer Program Alarmingly Predicts in 1973 That Civilization Will End by 2040

In 1704, Isaac Newton predicted the end of the world sometime around (or after, "but not before") the year 2060, using a strange series of mathematical calculations. Rather than study what he called the “book of nature,” he took as his source the supposed prophecies of the book of Revelation. While such predictions have always been central to Christianity, it is startling for modern people to look back and see the famed astronomer and physicist indulging them. For Newton, however, as Mat...
Tags: Google, Science, Abc, Australia, College, Life, Data, Mit, Rome, Antarctica, Isaac Newton, Club, Computer Science, Exxon, Newton, Facebook Twitter


Computer Scientists Figure Out What’s the Longest Distance You Could Sail at Sea Without Hitting Land

Back in 2012, a redditor by the name of "Kepleronlyknows" wondered what's the longest distance you could travel by sea without hitting land. And then s/he hazarded an educated guess: "you can sail almost 20,000 miles in a straight line from Pakistan to the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia." Six years later, two computer scientists--Rohan Chabukswar (United Technologies Research Center in Ireland) and Kushal Mukherjee (IBM Research in India)--have developed an algorithm that offers a more definitive ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Maps, College, China, Russia, India, Africa, Ireland, Pakistan, Portugal, Antarctica, South America, Computer Science, Madagascar, Tierra del Fuego


Artificial Intelligence Writes a Piece in the Style of Bach: Can You Tell the Difference Between JS Bach and AI Bach?

This week, the artificial intelligence community Botnik published a 2018 Coachella Lineup poster composed entirely of performer names generated by neural networks. It does get one wondering what the music of "Lil Hack," "House of the Gavins," or "Paper Cop" might sound like — or, given the direction of technology these days, how long it will take before another neural network can actually compose it. But why use AI to create yet another millennial-minded Coachella act, you might ask, whe...
Tags: Google, Music, Technology, College, Paris, Beethoven, Seoul, Johann Sebastian Bach, Facebook Twitter, Bach, MIT Technology Review, Colin Marshall, François Pachet, Sony CSL Paris, 21st Century Los Angeles, Artificial Intelligence Google


How Female Politicians Became New American Heroes

1. How female politicians became our new American heroes. By Laura Bogart at the Week 2. Almost every AI algorithm is biased. By Will Knight in MIT Technology Review 3. For college students, a laptop in the classroom is vital for success, right? Not quite. By Cindi May in Scientific American 4. Here is how…
Tags: Elections, News, Education, Uncategorized, Stress, Innovation, Ai, Politicians, MIT Technology Review, Five Best Ideas, Cindi May, Laura Bogart


Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Take Our Jobs: From Writing Essays, Books & Songs, to Performing Surgery and Driving Trucks

Image via Flickr Commons We know they’re coming. The robots. To take our jobs. While humans turn on each other, find scapegoats, try to bring back the past, and ignore the future, machine intelligences replace us as quickly as their designers get them out of beta testing. We can’t exactly blame the robots. They don’t have any say in the matter. Not yet, anyway. But it’s a fait accompli say the experts. “The promise,” writes MIT Technology Review, “is that intelligence machines will be able to ...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, College, Life, Economics, Mit, New York Times, University of Oxford, North America, Hayao Miyazaki, Nixon, Watts, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, MIT Technology Review


What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review. It is interesting to consider what this article discusses, but there is no clear solution. Education, technology certainly help but there is also talent, luck and a whole host of other factors. I think this article is simplistic in how ... Readers who viewed this page, also viewed: Why Apple can take things away and people find reasons to…
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