Category: Backchannel

October 5, 2021

Weighing Big Tech’s Promise to Black America

Last year, Netflix made a pledge that represents the tech industry’s best shot at redressing the nation’s racial inequality. How seriously should we take it?


by Victor Luckerson in Backchannel
September 9, 2021

Rain Boots, Turning Tides, and the Search for a Missing Boy

Last year in Nova Scotia, after 3-year-old Dylan Ehler vanished, online sleuths descended on Facebook groups to help find him. Then they lost their way.


by Katherine Laidlaw in Backchannel
September 1, 2021

Artificial Intelligence and the ‘Gods Behind the Masks’

In an excerpt from AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future, Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan explore what happens when deepfakers attack the deepfakes.


by Kai-Fu Lee Chen Qiufan in Backchannel