October 7, 2020Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution gives us the worst-case scenario of how increased automation can affect the U.S. economy and society.
April 19, 2022Technology and Innovation
Facebook has failed to moderate content in underserved countries. Facebook and other social media companies must invest more in local content moderation, instead of relying on global AI systems.
April 23, 2020Rwanda
This April marks the twenty-six-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and twenty years since Paul Kagame took the reins as president. For much of that time, Kagame imposed limits on the political process, democratic debate, and opposition figures. He justified these limits by saying that the country was too fragile, the wounds too fresh, and the competitive aspects of democracy too divisive for a country emerging out of a genocide. But when does that grace period end?
June 24, 2016China
Rachel Brown, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Smoldering discontent rekindles protests in Wukan, China. Nearly five years ago, popular protests eru…
June 4, 2019South Africa
Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on national television the selection of South Africa’s new cabinet. Although there was no surprise to see the names of such competent officials as Pravan Gordhan, Ephraim Patel, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Sisulu, and Tito Mboweni, Ramaphosa’s selection of Patricia de Lille as minister of public works and enterprises really “put the cat among the pigeons.”
March 8, 2018Nigeria
Aluko and others are under investigation in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States for, among other things, bribing the Nigerian oil minister at the time, Diezani Alison-Madueke for lucrative government contracts.
November 1, 2013China
Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Five die in suspected terrorist attack in Tiananmen Square, Chinese authorities blame Uighur separatists. An SUV dro…