Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things

Google CEO Sundar Pichai brought good tidings to investors on parent company Alphabet’s earnings call last week. Alphabet reported $39.3 billion in revenue last quarter, up 22 percent from a year earlier. Pichai gave some of the credit to Google’s machine learning...

Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You

Type the phrase "In 2019, I'll ..." and let your smart­phone's keyboard predict the rest. Depending on what else you've typed recently, you might end up with a result like one of these: In 2019, I'll let it be a surprise to be honest.In 2019, i'll be alone.In 2019,...

Journalism Isn’t Dying. It’s Returning to Its Roots

The past few weeks have brought bad news to the hardworking scribes of the news business. Three leading digital outlets—BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, and Vice—announced layoffs that left many accomplished journalists unemployed. The fingers of blame quickly pointed...

40+ Free Fonts for Titles and Headlines

As a reader, you can catch the drift of any textual content base on its title. Therefore, choosing the right font for your article is crucial because it’s your audience’s first impression. In today’s post, we’ve compiled some free and eye-catching fonts that are best...

20 Ultra Light and Elegant Fonts for Web Designers

Along with color and layout selections, choosing the right font is essential for producing pretty much any good design work. However, looking for the right fonts for use in design projects is often a challenging task for many designers. We have previously featured a...

Can Lettuce Survive Climate Change?

A week into the new year, federal investigators announced that the latest outbreak of foodborne illness, from romaine lettuce, seemed to be over: There hadn’t been any cases of illness caused by a dangerous variety of E. coli bacteria known as O157:H7 for more than a...

Trump’s State of the Union Is Silent on Key Tech Issues

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Trump promised legislation to invest in "the cutting edge industries of the future." But the speech was characteristically backward-looking. Trump talked up gains in manufacturing jobs and oil and gas exports, but...

Supposedly ‘Fair’ Algorithms Can Perpetuate Discrimination

During the Long Hot Summer of 1967, race riots erupted across the United States. The 159 riots—or rebellions, depending on which side you took—were mostly clashes between the police and African Americans living in poor urban neighborhoods. The disrepair of these...

How to Live Stream the State of the Union Address 2019

[embedded content] After a brief period when it wasn’t certain that president Donald Trump would get to deliver his second State of the Union Address at all, thanks to government shutdown gamesmanship, the day has come. Trump will speak before Congress Tuesday night...