Category: Insight

AI Is Everywhere—Including Countless Applications You’ve Likely Never Heard Of

By Niusha Shafiabady at Singularity Hub: Artificial intelligence is seemingly everywhere. Right now, generative AI…

How Much Life Has Ever Existed on Earth, and How Much Ever Will?

Peter Crockford in Singularity Hub: All organisms are made of living cells. While it is difficult…

UFO Belief

Even when it’s not explicitly religious, belief in alien visitors resembles our oldest ways of…

Lessons From the Past on How to Beat Disinformation

The story of the British man who tricked Nazi Germany: Sefton Delmer took on Hitler’s…

‘Artificial Intelligence’ is Neither Artificial Nor Intelligent

by Joseph Shieber: Discussions of artificial intelligence are hard to avoid. A recent Pew study,…

Scientists Will Never Find a Copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the Brain

Because your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your…

The Seven People Who Can Turn Off the Internet

There’s this group of nerds called ICANN—the Internet. Its a non-profit Corporation for Assigned Names…

Inside the Crisis at Google

Culture war narratives give Google’s organizational coherence a bit too much credit. There’s more to…

How Time Works: Did the Future Already Happen?

Einstein’s theory of relativity does not openly endorse time travel to the past, in fact,…

The Most Famous Equation in Finance

This Black-Scholes/Merton equation, the most famous equation in finance came from physics. It launched an…

How Google Built Its Dominant Web Advertising Business With Acquisition of DoubleClick

Google’s ad revenue is now north of $237 billion –more than the GDP of Greece….

What’s a Group of Ravens Called?

These super-smart birds recognize other friendly birds, as well as human faces. By the way,…