NPR interview by Rachel Martin. Rich Karlgaard. He is the publisher of Forbes magazine and has a new book entitled “Late Bloomers: The Power Of Patience In A World Obsessed With Early Achievement.”
Yep, we’re living in the technology era on Planet Earth. Over the last decade alone, we’ve experienced massive and widespread disruption to industries that have re shaped how we work, live, play and engage with one another, including our families. The digital, internet and mobile revolutions on Planet Earth has been a major catalyst for change on the Planet. It’s a period of rapid technological change and learning.
The question of whether technology is good or bad depends on how it’s developed and used. Nowhere is that more topical than in technolgies using artificial intelligence.
When developed and used appropriately, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we live, work, communicate and travel.
There is increasing evidence that the mere presence of a phone negatively affects face-to-face interactions. This may go some way then to explain parents’ perceptions of decreasing family cohesion and time together with their children, reported in earlier studies. But what is clear, is that although a rise in “alone together” time means families now spend more time at home, it is not necessarily in a way that feels like quality time.
The main thing is to assume that you are a target. Though most individual people aren’t specifically being watched, software that mines massive troves of data – enhanced by artificial intelligence – can target vast numbers of people almost as easily as any one person. Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.
Mathias Döpfner is the CEO for Axel Springer, described online as Europe’s largest digital publishing house. He kickstarts my interest in this interview by getting straight to the reality facing investigative journalists in countries like Slovakia and Turkey. The dangers they face reporting on corruption.
Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product. Many analysts and policymakers think this trend is here to stay…As technology researchers, however, we see a less rosy urban future.
When word broke that the massacre in New Zealand was livestreamed on Facebook, I immediately thought of Robert Godwin Sr. In 2017, Godwin was murdered in Cleveland, Ohio, and initial reports indicated that the attacker streamed it on Facebook Live, at the time a relatively new feature of the social network. Facebook later clarified that the graphic video was uploaded after the event, but the incident called public attention to the risks of livestreaming violence.
Most people – including VPN customers – don’t have the skills to double-check that they’re getting what they paid for. A group of researchers I was part of do have those skills, and our examination of the services provided by 200 VPN companies found that many of them mislead customers about key aspects of their user protections.