The panoramic view from joining economics, science and history
Incidentally the one skill that comes naturally to humans (pun not intended), and that we have not yet managed to equip artificial intelligence with.
Could GPT and Bard actually help blue-collar fortunes?
Global labor markets will be just as directly affected by what GPT-4 and other LLMs cannot do.
Can natural intelligence judge Artificial Intelligence?
AGI, brain-machine interfaces, 'uploads' etc. can all wait. We have a bigger problem: we don’t yet know if wetware brains should assess predictive…
Nov 18, 2022
Made to order, breakfast and bulletins
A newspaper says news is special, it's not like packaged food. Oh, but it is. And in ways that can inform better journalism.
Oct 20, 2022
Faith and Facts - Part II
There are indeed limits to science that leave a gap for faith to step in. Just not the sort you'd think.
Sep 15, 2022
The Wages of North-Atlantic bias
A community of extremely talented and well-meaning people intend to do good better. What might they learn if they lived where they want to have an…
Aug 20, 2022
Having children and having - part 2
For couples with moral doubts about raising a family in the backdrop of climate change, two New York Times columns took a blinkered American view to…
Jul 14, 2022
Having children and having – Part 1
Abortion as a question is so complex that even the most nuanced and balanced conversations, even two such conversations combined, can leave things out.
Jun 25, 2022
When will English speak to all the Englishes?
Black English, Indian English, Hinglish and Singlish, all have different relationships to Standard English and Globish. What’s a unifying way to think…
Jun 13, 2022
'Natural' Language Processing. Is it though?
Are we overestimating the machines or misprizing mimesis? What if we're ill-equipped to tell! At least, let’s give the children in your life due credit…
Jun 3, 2022
The intercontinental pull mistaken for Liberalism
Chatter about deglobalization, friendshoring and allied blocs is swelling. This time around, a more honest ‘accounting’ of the interests of nations…
May 27, 2022
Faith and facts in the 2020s – Part 1
Respect for religion and the religious can better reconcile with science, if it keeps up with updated ideas (from other sections of the NYT!).
May 20, 2022
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