Category: Opinion

September 18, 2019

The Myth of Technophobia

Opinion: From the telegraph to cars, we’ve never feared tech as much as we think we have.

by Cal Newport in Business
September 17, 2019

Why We Need Brain Scan Data Guidelines

Opinion: Aided by AI, brain scans know your past and future as well as your DNA. Determining their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.

September 13, 2019

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

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

by Nir Eyal in Business
September 12, 2019

How Wi-Fi Almost Didn’t Happen

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

by Jeff Abramowitz in Business
September 10, 2019

AI Can Pass Standardized Tests—But It Would Fail Preschool

Opinion: Sure, an AI aced an 8th-grade science test, but the method it used highlights its lack of common sense or anything resembling human understanding.

by Melanie Mitchell in Business
September 6, 2019

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

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

by Angela Benton in Business
September 5, 2019

Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

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

by Bill de Blasio in Business
August 27, 2019

Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work

Opinion: Tech giants must stop hiring philosophers as pawns, and allow them to make sense of the world tech is molding.

by Alexis Papazoglou in Business
August 16, 2019

Domino’s and the Web are Failing the Disabled

Opinion: A potential Supreme Court case over ordering pizza could exclude 49 million Americans from the 21st century.

by Jason McKee in Business
August 15, 2019

AI Algorithms Need FDA-Style Drug Trials

Opinion: Algorithms cause permanent side effects on society. They need clinical tests.

by Wired Opinion in Business