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Tag Archives: David Brooks

The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

– In a recent column I argued that general columnists, such as David Brooks, don’t understand enough about certain technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to assess their impact properly. As a result AI is considered by the general public to be much more benign than some technologists…

Artificial Ignorance

– On the Op-Ed page of The New York Times of October 3, 2014, David Brooks wrote a column titled “Our Machine Masters,” which discusses how “artificial intelligence” (AI) might be used for good or evil. His thoughts about AI were prompted by the Pandora feeding him suggestions as to what…

Sandra Bullock and Security Metrics

– In his column in the March 30, 2010 New York Times, with the title “The Sandra Bullock Trade,” David Brooks reports that research has shown that interpersonal relationships are much more important for our wellbeing and happiness than are economic and professional successes. He concludes from…