Category Archives: Technology

Jonas Salk: A Life

A book by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs – Review by David Oshinsky in the New York Times – Nobody could recall a medical press conference quite like this one. On April 12, 1955, families huddled around radios, as if listening to the World Series or a championship … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Technology

Network of ‘know-it-alls’ aims to fix buggy artificial intelligence

By R. Danes in Silicon Angle – It’s a known fact that online customer service, by and large, isn’t the most pleasant experience. Companies often have ambitious plans to improve it with automation and artificial intelligence (think chatbots). But such initiatives often lack the data-based fundamentals, … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Customer Service, Technology

The quiet threat inside ‘internet of things’ devices

By Charles T. Harry of The Conversation, republished in The Next Web – As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Internet of Things, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Many people around the world doubt their country is prepared for major cyber attacks

By Jacob Poushter and Janell Fetterolf of the Pew Research Center – As the pace and magnitude of cyber attacks have increased around the world, a new survey shows that people in multiple countries think it is likely that government … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, innovation, Pew Research, Technology

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House