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Twitterlaw And The Khashoggi Killing

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Reason
Monday, October 22, 2018

In this week's interview we ask whether the midterm elections are likely to suffer as much foreign hacking and interference as we saw in 2016. The answer, from Christopher Krebs, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate (soon to be the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), is surprisingly comforting, though hardly guaranteed. Briefly, it's beginning to look as though the Russians (and maybe the Iranians) are holding their fire for the main event in 2020.


Richard Epstein On First Mondays

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia SCOTUSblog
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the frogs of Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service and a very mysterious brief in opposition for United States v. Haymond.


Can The Pentagon Win The AI Arms Race?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, October 19, 2018

[Subscription Required] When the stingray-shaped object took off and landed lightly on the deck of the USS George H. W. Bush in July 2013, some hailed it as a moment in aviation history to rank with the first heavier-than-air powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, in 1902. The X-47B drone flew itself, decided its own flight path, and completed on its own a mission given to it by humans. The dawn of autonomous weapons systems seemed undeniable.


Three Considerations, With Less Than Three Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 18, 2018

We’re now within three weeks of Election Day. Here are three plot lines to ponder as we head closer to the first referendum on the Trump Era.


China’s Rise in Artificial Intelligence: Ingredients and Economic Implications

by Kai-Fu Lee , Matt Sheehan via Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, October 29, 2018

After nearly four decades as the “factory of the world,”China today is stepping into a new role in the global economy: as a hub for innovative applications of artificial intelligence.According to one recent study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, of the $15.7 trillion in global wealth AI is expected to generate by 2030, a full $7 trillion will occur in China alone.

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The Libertarian: Climate Change And The IPCC

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An apocalyptic new report from the UN overstates the dangers of global warming.

2018 CISAC Drell Lecture: The Battle for the Soul of the Internet

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Alex Stamos discusses the difficult balancing act societies around the world are facing dealing with the security and safety impacts of new technology, followed by a moderated discussion with Andrew Grotto.

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Our Latest Global Warming Scare

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The new alarmist UN report features bad science and worse economics.


Eric Hanushek: Open Innovations Forum: Educational Tech 'Really An Evolving Area' - Scholar

interview with Eric Hanushekvia Sputnik News
Monday, October 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses technology in education, life long learning, and the economic benefits of an educated society.


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.