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To Understand the Risks Posed by AI, Follow the Money
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To Understand the Risks Posed by AI, Follow the Money

Time and again, leading scientists, technologists, and philosophers have made spectacularly terrible guesses about the direction of innovation. Even Einstein was not immune, claiming, “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable,” just ten years before Enrico Fermi completed construction of the first fission reactor in Chicago. Shortly thereafter, the...

In the Age of Cancel Culture, Shaming Can Be Healthy for Online Communities – a Political Scientist Explains When and How
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In the Age of Cancel Culture, Shaming Can Be Healthy for Online Communities – a Political Scientist Explains When and How

“Cancel culture” has a bad reputation. There is growing anxiety over this practice of publicly shaming people online for violating social norms ranging from inappropriate jokes to controversial business practices. Online shaming can be a wildly disproportionate response that violates the privacy of the shamed while offering them no good way to defend themselves. These...

Who’s Rulin’ Who?
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Who’s Rulin’ Who?

A review of Anu Bradford, “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology” (Oxford University Press, 2023) A European digital privacy activist lodges an appeal with the High Court of Ireland, arguing that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s refusal to prohibit transfer of his personal data to the U.S. by global technology giant Facebook (now...

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Important Health Information Missing in Online Food Delivery Menus

A University of Sydney study investigating menu items on major online food delivery outlets and applications (apps) in Australia has found most advertised items are missing nutritional information that would otherwise help consumers make healthy choices. Researchers say the findings show this information is largely absent or poorly provided on online food retail platforms and...

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As Two Women Vie for Mexico’s Presidency, Why Are There Questions About Their Ability to Govern?

Are Mexicans ready for a woman president? As two female candidates lead in Mexico’s presidential race, the question has appeared in polls, debates, media and conversations across Mexico. But it is also a sample of the sexism and “macho” culture that continues to permeate Mexico, according to political analysts. The question of whether Mexicans are ready...

Nîmes: a New Scene for Contemporary Art?
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Nîmes: a New Scene for Contemporary Art?

The inaugural edition of the Contemporaine de Nîmes triennial pairs young talents with established artists to create a dialogue with the city. The Contemporaine de Nîmes initiated by the City of Nîmes in 2024, is a timely arrival. It recalls the enduring ties of this city, also known as the French Rome, to the forefront of modernity....

Legal Experts Assess the Impact of This Super Election Year on the Art Market
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Legal Experts Assess the Impact of This Super Election Year on the Art Market

How politics, new tax and anti-money laundering regimes, and AI copyright will affect the art trade in 2024 At the start of 2023, there was considerable optimism that the year ahead was going to be one of stabilization, following a challenging period with the fallout from COVID-related lockdowns, the reduction of frictionless trade through Brexit,...

Is Dallas Big Enough for Two Art Fairs?
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Is Dallas Big Enough for Two Art Fairs?

This Thursday, the Dallas Art Fair (DAF), which was launched in 2009, will welcome VIPs to its 2024 edition. The same day, and just across the street, the newer Dallas Invitational will open its second edition at the Fairmont Hotel. The Invitational, which features just 14 exhibiting galleries (versus DAF’s 91), is the latest boutique art event to stake...

All-Cash Home Buyers Pay 10% Less Than Mortgage Buyers
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All-Cash Home Buyers Pay 10% Less Than Mortgage Buyers

Owning a home has long been considered a crucial way to build wealth, but making such a purchase has become increasingly difficult for many residents. In addition to steep housing prices and high interest rates, there have been a growing number of all-cash buyers who can close a deal quickly, beating out competing offers from buyers who...