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Trying To Decide Whether Social Media Has Biases

quoting Adam J. Whitevia Gulf News
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Conservatives remain convinced that the tech industry is biased against them. They point to evidence that Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube are staffed disproportionately by liberals, a fact that nobody seriously denies.

Cyber And Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Thursday, August 29, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Threats in cyberspace, innovations in emerging technology, complex digital interdependence and challenges for security, governance, privacy and safety capture headlines across the globe each day. Nations, companies and individuals are increasingly dependent on information and information technology for societal functions. Ensuring the security of information and information technology — cybersecurity — against a broad spectrum of hackers, criminals, terrorists, propagandists and state actors is a critical task for the nation. Cybersecurity and emerging technology challenges are evolving rapidly, with threats facing the nation changing by the day.

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‘We’re Not Being Paranoid’: U.S. Warns Of Spy Dangers Of Chinese-Made Drones

quoting John Villasenorvia WAMU 88.5
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Drones have become an increasingly popular tool for industry and government. Electric utilities use them to inspect transmission lines. Oil companies fly them over pipelines. The Interior Department even deployed them to track lava flows at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

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‘Mona Lisa’ Comes To Life In Computer-Generated ‘Living Portrait’

quoting John Villasenorvia Smithsonian Magazine
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Harry Potter series got the world used to the idea of living portraits with its talking paintings and moving photographs. But last week, when an A.I.-generated “living portrait” of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa began making the rounds on the web, many people were startled when the famous portrait moved her lips and looked around.

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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.”

Interviews

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.

Interviews

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."

Interviews

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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