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Political Union Hosts A Conversation On AI

quoting John Villasenorvia North by Northwestern (Northwestern University)
Monday, May 13, 2019

“When I was a boy, everyone knew robots were going to kill us,” Kris Hammond told attendees at Northwestern Political Union’s panel on the Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Hammond is a computer science professor at Northwestern specializing in AI research and who filled the role of moderator for the evening. “Now we know they’re going to kill us in interesting and new ways.”

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Will Robots Take Over American Jobs? Elizabeth Cobbs And James Shelley Discuss Documentary, Claim “We Fear Things That Make Our Lives Better”

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia WGN Radio
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs and James Shelley discuss their new PBS documentary, CyberWork and The American Dream.

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Despite Facebook Co-Founder’s Call For A Breakup, Antitrust Experts Say It’s A Long Shot – Here's Why

quoting Nicolas Petitvia The Wrap
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg launch Facebook out of his Harvard dorm room in 2004, is calling for the social network’s breakup — but antitrust experts think the odds of that happening are as long as MySpace’s chances of once again becoming the world’s most popular networking site.

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Michael Auslin: Amazon Prime Video Unbowed By Red China's Censorship

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his National Review article"Amazon Prime Pulls back the Curtain on China’s Propaganda."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: FTC Duns Facebook For $5 Billion & What Is To Be Done? (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The FTC Unfriends Facebook."

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Richard Epstein: FTC Duns Facebook For $5 Billion & What Is To Be Done? (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The FTC Unfriends Facebook."

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Sen. Josh Hawley: Big Tech A ‘Source Of Peril’ For American Society

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Breitbart
Monday, May 6, 2019

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), one of the most vocal critics of the big tech Masters of the Universe in the U.S. Senate, delivered a speech at the Hoover Institution last weekend highlighting the dangers posed by social media business models to American society.

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Sen. Josh Hawley, Tech Experts Slam Google, Social Media At Tech Event

quoting Jeremy Carl, Adam J. White, Hoover Institutionvia Inside Sources
Monday, May 6, 2019

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) thinks Silicon Valley is bad for economic and societal growth — and he wants Congress to do something about it. “There is something deeply troubling — even wrong — about social media companies,” he said at a tech event hosted by the Hoover Institution on May 2. “Is Silicon Valley the best our best minds can offer?”

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It’s Time To Make Big Tech Practice What It Preaches

quoting Adam J. Whitevia American Greatness
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Facebook banned Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, and other “controversial” personalities from its platforms on Thursday. This move and similar actions by big tech contradicts its deep love for net neutrality. “Net neutrality is the idea that the internet should be free and open for everyone,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in 2017.

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California High Speed Railway Estimated To Cost $79B: Report

quoting Lee Ohanianvia NTD
Friday, May 3, 2019
A project update report from the California railway authorities has raised the price tag for the Californian rail project to $79 billion.

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