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In Search of a Shared National Narrative

In Search of a Shared National Narrative We've seen these factional clusters deepen, harden, and separate, leading in turn to anger, misunderstanding, and hostility. Meanwhile, trust in institutions—government, business, the media, and higher education—continues to erode. Cultural warfare further splits our society, exposing fundamental differences about our views of justice and human nature. Unable to agree on first principles, we cannot agree on what it means to be American. As a result, we share few of the touchstones that, in…

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Sunday Paper - Facebook, GDPR and Ireland, Racism, Brazilian Coffee, Mommy Blogging, Public Transportation and Princeton and the New York City Gateway Tunnel Project, New York City Commuter Tax

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Unexceptional Racism by Drew Downs At the root of American identity is an impossible paradox. A truth we wish could coexist so much, we would take up arms to defend it. We want to be exceptional and equal at the same time. But we can’t. It’s impossible. Sunday Paper is my personal collage of long-form articles, between 1,000 and 20,000 words, that I have saved during the weekend, that I found interesting and which I think require deep slow thinking.…

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Lithium batteries banned from cargo holds on passenger flights in USA

US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights While passengers won’t be required to change their behavior under the new ruleset, consumers may notice that batteries and charging devices shipped to them may arrive without a full charge. This may also affect photographers travelling to workshops. I have four batteries for my Fuji X-T2. If I needed to bring along several lenses, a laptop, tripod, iPad Pro, iPhone battery pack, etc., I know this stuff would not fit…

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The security implications of China’s AI Strategy

Understanding China's AI Strategy by Gregory C. Allen In the second half of 2018, I traveled to China on four separate trips to attend major diplomatic, military, and private-sector conferences focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI). During these trips, I participated in a series of meetings with high-ranking Chinese officials in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, leaders of China’s military AI research organizations, government think tank experts, and corporate executives at Chinese AI companies. From these discussions – as well as…

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A story about how GO playing machines spurred China’s AI mission

The AI Cold War That Threatens Us All by GEORGIA PERRY In Beijing, the machine’s victory cracked the air like a warning shot. That impression was only reinforced when, over the next few months, the Obama administration published a series of reports grappling with the benefits and risks of AI. The papers made a series of recommendations for government action, both to stave off potential job losses from automation and to invest in the development of machine learning. A group…

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