Publicly, it calls for climate action. Privately, Google contributes to some of the most notorious climate-deniers in Washington. (Incidentally, the company removed “Don’t be evil” from its code of conduct in April 2018.)
Compared to other Silicon Valley titans, Google has long appeared to be a bit player in the controversies over misinformation, hate speech, and user privacy that have plagued the likes of Facebook and Twitter, especially in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election. That may change Tuesday as Google CEO Sundar Pichai takes part … Continued
As of December 9, 2008, 53 years of Bulletin content is now available online for free at Google Books. This archive begins with the first issue of the magazine--originally published in December 1945--and includes every year thereafter until 1998.
Google announced a breakthrough in quantum computing, a perennially just-over-the-horizon technology that promises to dramatically increase the speed at which computers can complete complex tasks. While the technology promises to unlock vast new areas of knowledge, it carries with it national security and other risks.
Withholding military assistance to Ukraine, the country that gave up world third-largest nuclear arsenal, is damaging not only to US credibility and Ukraine’s security but also to the international nonproliferation regime.
In a development at the edge of scientific advance and journalistic descriptive capabilities, a group of Google researchers say they have achieved the science fiction-sounding feat known as “quantum supremacy.” In a paper published in Nature, members of Google’s AI Quantum team describe their successful efforts to create a computer that capitalizes on the laws … Continued
Artificial intelligence is playing a bigger role in how institutions ranging from the courts to the military make decisions. A new interactive article takes a look at the accuracy of one popular program used by courts to decide whether to grant pre-trial release or not.
Whether through highly-coordinated attacks on federal tax credits or interventions in arcane state-level proceedings, or through public and covert efforts to spread disinformation, the beneficiaries of the Kochs’strategic funding are working to preserve the market demand for the refined petroleum products the Koch empire is selling.
It is no exaggeration to claim that, since it first went online in 2012, Alex Wellerstein’s original NUKEMAP tool has enabled millions of people all over the world to fathom the effects of a nuclear explosion. Now, Wellerstein is working on a new project that combines the information base of NUKEMAP with the immersive first-person experience of virtual reality.
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One Uighur student studying in the United States returned home to Xinjiang, a region of China that's home to millions of largely Muslim Uighurs. He was quickly arrested, detained for close to a month, and subjected to biometric scans--all part of China's increasingly pervasive surveillance and oppression of the Uighurs.