Secret Weapon in Facebook’s War on Fake News

Secret Weapon in Facebook’s War on Fake News

Facebook recently invited journalists into their “War Room”. As perhaps the world’s largest purveyor of fake news, the company has come under heavy criticism, and their stock has taken a beating since peaking in mid-summer. No doubt they hoped to confront both...
Robot Dog: Servant, Pet, or Friend?

Robot Dog: Servant, Pet, or Friend?

Robot Dog: Servant, Pet, or Friend? Can a robot dog be “man’s best friend”? Answer that question and you have come close to solving the riddle of what it means to be to be a friend. Robot dogs have something to teach us about what it means to be human. Sony released a...
Fake News

Fake News

Drowning in Fake News and Bias In (even reasonably) normal times, Alex Jones would be the poster boy, par excellence, for fake news. On his Infowars website, and in a blizzard of social media, Mr. Jones has zealously promoted an alternative theory regarding what took...
The Soul of a New Machine?

The Soul of a New Machine?

Tracy Kidder’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, The Soul of a New Machine, came to mind recently as I read an article by Olivia Goldhill provocatively titled “Can Machines be Spiritual?” Inferentially in Kidder’s book, and explicitly in Goldhill’s piece, the issue...
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