Is Democracy Threatened by Chatbots?

Chatbots are becoming more sophisticated both in their ability to process language and gauge emotion. As social media increasingly influences our news and beliefs, this could be a big problem.

Julie Brigham-Grette

Podcast #13: Julie Brigham-Grette, Climate Scientist

Julie Brigham-Grette has been studying climate history for decades; she gives it to us straight about what’s happening in the Arctic with warming and sea-level rise.

2016, The Year in Review

A look back at the biggest technology-related stories of 2016.

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, part two

European communist states were, perhaps, the ultimate manifestation of the modern conflation of technological development with progress. But with such [...]