Lucien Crowder

Articles by Lucien Crowder

22 June 2017
Americas

Congressman: Split Space Corps from Air Force. Air Force: Don’t.

Lucien Crowder

An Alabama congressman thinks it wise to create a fifth armed service focused on space. One of the four existing services thinks that’s an awful idea. Somehow, both sides seem wrong.

16 June 2017
Asia

Pyongyang: WannaCry’s probable but pitiful perpetrator

Lucien Crowder

North Koreans probably carried out May’s worldwide ransomware attack. Thank goodness it wasn’t someone more competent.

9 June 2017
Americas

Cows, climate, and Canadian ingenuity

Lucien Crowder

Climate mitigation efforts may increasingly rely on designer bull semen.

5 June 2017

As if people weren’t dumb enough: Say hi to “artificial stupidity”

Lucien Crowder

When artificial intelligence and human intelligence interact, the result is often a double dose of dumb.

2 June 2017

AI experts: Prepare for a sad immortality

Lucien Crowder

If you'd like to feel confused and maybe a little terrified, ask a bunch of AI experts what they think the future holds.

22 May 2017

Green energy’s battery explosion

Lucien Crowder

Soon, electric vehicles will be cheaper than fuel-burning models. Or maybe even sooner.