Tribalism on the Net

Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the Web), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the report “The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism" present views on the current state of the Internet.

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Bill Gates and Others on Climate Change

Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank launched the Global Commission on Adaptation "to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions”.

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AI, Art and an Auction

Last week, Christie’s announced it would be the first auction house to sell art made by artificial intelligence. The work, developed by French art collective Obvious, uses a technique called Generative Adversarial Networks. The art will be on sale October 23-25.

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On Summer Heat, Too Much Meat and more

As July delivered changing weather patterns around the world (including 29 all-time highs in regions of the US), global meat demand contributed to agricultural emissions that increase the planet’s temperature. The future will require the development of various mitigation and adaption strategies.

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On Self-Driving Vehicles in the U.S.

Survey results from the Brookings Institute and others cite a low acceptance for self-driving vehicles. While improved reliability should reverse the trend, issues related to privacy, liability and road etiquette need to be addressed as well.

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