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Forget artificial intelligence – in the brave new world of big data, it’s a

Forget artificial intelligence – in the brave new world of big data, it’s artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.
Posted 2 months ago

By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people concl

By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.
Posted 4 months ago

I lost my dad way too early and it was agonisingly awful. I missed him so m

I lost my dad way too early and it was agonisingly awful. I missed him so much and I hated knowing that I could never again pick up the phone to tell him about my day.
Posted 4 months ago

I broke into the ranks of computing in the early 1980s, when women were jus

I broke into the ranks of computing in the early 1980s, when women were just starting to poke their shoulder pads through crowds of men. There was no legal protection against 'hostile environments for women.'
Posted 4 months ago

The society in 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a throwback to the early Puritans w

The society in 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a throwback to the early Puritans whom I studied extensively at Harvard under Perry Miller, to whom the book is dedicated.
Posted 4 months ago

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.
Posted 4 months ago

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
Posted 4 months ago

Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks near our home sever

Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks near our home several early mornings a week.
Posted 4 months ago

Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also t

Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.
Posted 4 months ago

There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Mir= and Picasso

There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Mir= and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.
Posted 4 months ago

Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap

Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early '60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had groun
Posted 4 months ago

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
Posted 4 months ago