Powerful millennial consumers, AI ethical dilemmas and poor parenting. Our weekly round-up of provoking thoughts, penetrating insights and digital curiosities.
Nature discusses the ethical dilemma the military poses for AI researchers, while Quartz makes the case that AI algorithms require better parenting than they are currently getting. The MIT Technology Review examines the reasons economies cannot ignore human needs if they want to benefit from automation, while the BBC reports on ‘Norman’ a psychopathic algorithm
Elsewhere The Harvard Business Review digs into the reasons why Microsoft was willing to pay so much for web-based hosting service GitHub and Quartz also reports on Microsoft’s latest green tech idea, drowning its data centre at sea.
Science mines down into some of the ways scientists are trying to add brakes to the CRISPR gene editing tool, to ensure it can be better controlled.
The millennial moment
The Harvard Business Review looks at the growing age segregation in the US, its implications and some innovative solutions. And, The Financial Times delves into how millennials become the world’s most powerful consumers and also argues that Facebook’s data sharing demonstrates it is not a US champion, while Bloomberg looks into what actually happens to the data Facebook shared with Chinese companies. For its part, the New York Times explores the intersection of crypto and conceptual art.
Carbon, carbon everywhere
The Independent reports on NASA’s latest revelation, the discovery of organic matter on Mars, while The Guardian looks into the so-called carbon bubble and the unintended impact that clean energy advances could have on the global economy.