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Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology: Artificial Intelligence and the Rise of Robots

Speakers: Rodney Brooks, Abhinav Gupta, and Andrew McAfee
Presider: Nicholas Thompson

Experts discuss artificial intelligence and robot technology, and their economic impact on industry and society over the next decade.

The Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology addresses issues at the intersection of science, technology, and foreign policy.

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How Obama Caved on Bahrain

Author: Elliott Abrams
Foreign Policy

Instability in Bahrain has grown in recent years as the Sunni royal family has repressed rather than accommodated the desire of the majority Shia population for a role in the political life of the country, but the White House reaction is silence. Elliott Abrams tells the story in a new article in Foreign Policy.

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Federal Communications Commission Open Internet Order

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on February 26, 2015, on rules governing regulation of U.S. broadband networks. The rules ban the ability of broadband companies to prioritize traffic from sources that pay more and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, subject to regulation under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC news release states that the rules are focused on making networks "fast, fair, and open."

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Water

Provides background information on water rights and conservation, data on water availability, water issues related to environmental and natural disasters, economics and development, and conflicts, as well as U.S. and intergovernmental agendas and policies for ensuring reliable access to clean water. 

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