It was 1940 when the first version of the movie “Gaslight” hit the cinemas. Based on the play by Patrick Hamilton, it chronicles the psychological torture of Bella Mallen (Diana Wynyard) by her husband Paul (Anton Walbrook).Read More
Life is full of habits.
We habitually wake up in the morning, get out of bed, eat, breathe, sleep. We habitually do what we do, whether that be school or work or cross-stitching or mahjong.
The bomb dropped earlier this week: BlackRock, the largest investor in the world, with more than $6 trillion in investments, put its portfolio companies on notice: Do good or get out.Read More
This post is a slightly updated version of one I first published in 2009:
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday -- whatever you choose to celebrate -- and a terrific New Year´s celebration.
I myself have returned to the place where my mother spent her formative years: Mar del Plata, Argentina. It was my mom's 50th high school reunion, so the whole family joined her for a rare group holiday.Read More
Once again, Uber has been knocked back.
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling that the rideshare giant was in fact a “transport service” (as is readily apparent to anyone who has eyes and a brain) and not a mere “technology platform.”
It was a massive accomplishment. Just a year and a half after the artificially intelligent Go player AlphaGo beat champion Lee Sedol at Go, DeepMind came out with AlphaGo Zero -- which beat the original AlphaGo 100 games to none.Read More
You’ve ingested the turkey and the tryptophan. You’ve carefully avoided talking about politics. You’ve given thanks for all your abundant blessings. And you’re probably not even reading this column because you’re out shopping. Happy Black Friday!Read More
“As tech giants become a new kind of Internet gatekeeper,” said Senator Al Franken this week, “I believe the same basic principles of net neutrality should apply here. No one company should have the power to pick and choose which content reaches consumers and which doesn’t.”Read More
They had invited me to talk about the technological singularity: the moment when computer intelligence surpasses human intelligence.
"Is it true?" they asked, brows furrowed. "Are the robots going to kill us all?"
"Very possibly," I replied. "But that's not why we should be scared."
Let me explain.Read More