Unions and media: Will journalists save themselves?

Unions and media: Will journalists save themselves?
It's a machine that is hell-bent on its own suicide. The snake has finally gotten a hold of its tail and, starved, it's eating the hell out of it. … The only way to protect journalists as workers is the only way to protect anyone who is a worker …
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A Point of View: Chess and 18th Century artificial intelligence
The BBC's Peter Bowes plays chess with John Gaughan's replica Turk. The Turk first appeared in Vienna in 1770 as a chess-playing machine – a mechanical figure of a bearded man dressed in Turkish clothing, seated above a cabinet with a chessboard on top …
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Will we survive our technology?
Each expert was asked to consider the key issues involved, including the rise of more powerful AI, machine consciousness, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. The end result is a thorough and highly provocative look at what the future may hold. I spoke …
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