by Peter Leyden in The Great Progression….I would say that probably even 10 years from now, if you want to get the most objective and comprehensive advice or information on any subject, you’re going to consult a machine, not a human being.
by Peter Leyden in The Great Progression…The positive counter-narrative that eventually will supersede the gloom & doom stories that are currently clouding the take off of this amazing new technology
by Thor Bensen in Wired.com….The AI era promises a flood of disinformation, deepfakes, and hallucinated “facts.” Psychologists are only beginning to grapple with the implications.
by Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin presented by Center for Human Technology….The A.I. Dilemma.
The Ezra Klein Show interviews Fareed Zakaria…..A lot about the world has changed since February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
by Kevin Roose in The New York Times…Executives from three of the leading A.I. companies, including Sam Altman, chief executive of OpenAI, have signed an open letter warning of the risks of artificial intelligence.
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By Yuval Noah Harari at the Frontier Forum…..In this keynote and Q&A, Yuval Noah Harari summarizes and speculates on ‘AI and the future of humanity’
by José Carlos Agüero, The Washington Post…Ever since Peruvian President Pedro Castillo’s failed power grab exactly three months ago, protests have been roiling the country almost every single day.
The Last Men at the End of History cannot sustain any sense of collective urgency for any length of time at the important scales. And mere individual or even tribal actions do nothing to alleviate the sense of collective, even universal, crisis-in-waiting. The world is now too complex for that to work.
For many of us, life seems to progress smoothly and predictably for much of the time. Indeed, it seems one of our biggest concerns appears to be getting stuck in a rut. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, our world is turned upside down.
I’m not going to lie: having Bing say I am not a good person was an incredible experience (and for the record, I think this is another example of chatbot misinformation!). It also, to say the least, seems incredibly ill-suited to being a search engine.
Pakistan on the brink: what the collapse of the nuclear-armed regional power could mean for the world
It is hard to overstate the difficulty of Pakistan’s current situation. An unfortunate string of recent events combined with chronic mismanagement has created a potentially mortal threat to Pakistan’s political system.
The debate about societal collapse as a plausible trajectory for the world’s future has lately arisen as being especially relevant…This article offers a systematic multidisciplinary review of the existing literature.
The world isn’t ending!
But we are likely at the beginning
of a profound transformation.
The recently concluded 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, went in the way of rituals and did not rise beyond the low bars set by previous editions.
Conflict and climate collide to create an acute hunger crisis for an unprecedented 345 million people
This March, a young mother arrived with 3 children at Dollo Ado in southeastern Ethiopia, where 5 refugee camps currently serve more than 200 000 displaced Somalis.
Our civilization just hit three great — and ominous — inflection points: (Why the 2020s are) The Age of Inflection
What will history think of this decade? How will it remember it? I think that it’ll come to be thought of as the Age of Inflection.
Living in Sri Lanka during the end of the civil war, I saw how life goes on, surrounded by death.
The Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers has constituted a space for activism related to environmental and social justice for over twenty years.
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) is pleased to be partnering with the Omega Collaborative and Commonweal in executing the Omega Resilience Awards (ORA) programme through the Omega Resilience Awards – Africa (ORA - Africa) platform. We are excited about this...
If alarm bells are ringing loudly and incessantly it’s because
governments, civil society, activists, development organisations,
and donors are signalling the negative impact of the war in
Ukraine on African food systems.