Net neutrality officially ended last month. The giant internet service providers (ISPs) now can and will start using their market dominance and mega-billions to channel internet use down pathways that make them more money, reducing... Read More
President Trump in his inaugural address assured us that the guiding principle of the new administration would be “America First.” “America will start winning again, winning like never before,” he promised. Many of us found... Read More
[caption id="attachment_23767" align="alignleft" width="350"] Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier (photo by Bianca Fioretti, Hallbauer & Fioretti) and Dr. Jennifer Doudna (photo by Duncan Hall, the Royal Society)[/caption] October 8, 2020 — Yesterday the Royal Swedish Academy of... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Regulating Artificial Intelligence Can We Expect AI to Explain Itself?
I ran across a new report recently that made me do a double-take. “When Software Rules: Rule of Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” was prepared by the Environmental Law Institute, and as the... Read More
A convenient substitute for the brain strain of thinking runs as follows: if the Trump administration is for something, then I’m against it. This almost always works, and saves a great deal of effort. Every... Read More
Last week I gave an oversimplified explanation of how bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies work, how they do not in practice offer most of the advantages their purveyors claim, and how they do offer a shroud... Read More
First things first: if you’re reading this publication for investment advice about whether to buy or sell Bitcoins, you deserve whatever sorry fate befalls you. “Cryptocurrency,” including but not at all limited to Bitcoin, is... Read More