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Motivating the Greatest Geniuses in AI to Change the World Instead of Destroy It

Too often we’re wasting the most creative people on the planet on the most trivial and ridiculous problems. “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks,” said data scientist Jeffrey Hammerbacher, founder of Cloudera. What else are many of the top […]

On the Intersection of Software and Regulation

Software has been the most magical ingredient in economic terms and clearly the biggest “economic revolution” to have taken place in history, yet has also been largely unregulated. A twitter thread from March 21, 2018. What is going on with Facebook and privacy is very challenging for not just FB but […]

The Zeitgeist of Emerging Media

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by transmedia producer Kamal Sinclair, from her research project on social equality in emerging media, Making a New Reality. The rapid and fundamental shifts in our communications architecture are giving new life to philosophical and religious debates about the nature of […]

Shooting for the Moon, Missing the Point

Essay Is the sexiest new metaphor for social change sending us off course? Illustration by Barry Falls for Bright Magazine In the last decade or so, a certain approach to social change has become fashionable. It is characterized by a lofty, gargantuan goal — to cure a disease that we are very far from […]

Why Embracing Digital Transformation is Saving Your Business

Photo by Olu Eletu on Unsplash If there is anything philosophers could agree on when it comes to the question of life is the reality of change. Change in our own personal lives, but even more of a reality in business. Disruption caused by rapid changes in the market, competition, technology […]

An Internet That Fits on Your Keychain

Project Lantern provides citizens with a decentralized network and accompanying apps in the aftermath of natural disasters This is a spotlight on Project Lantern, an initiative that recently won a first-place prize in our WINS Off-the-Grid Networks challenge. Learn more about the WINS competition here. Jonah Model spends his days […]

These 3 elements are crucial to the future of electric cars

Electric vehicles will constitute a third of new-car sales by 2030. What lessons do we still need to learn? Image: Reuters/Steve Marcus Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager, Enel Group As urbanization increases — an additional 2.5 billion people will live in cities by […]