Hello friends! We’re writing to let you know that we will be taking a short hiatus from the newsletter for the next few months. In addition to all the usual plans and trips that tend to come up over the summer, we are looking to take some time to do a little self-care. Life is…
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This week, we explore many aspects of machine intelligence: What does it mean, philosophically, for computers to create original texts and imagery? How…
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This week, we look at the increasingly blurred space between our virtual and physical experiences. From code that enforces laws (whether contracts or…
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From the philosophy of games to the memes of war, this week’s signals examine the limits of our imaginations when it comes to the future. So much of…
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This week’s signals speak to ideas of togetherness — from recommendation systems that can forge connections rather than division, to apps that aim to…
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We discuss how we might want robots to care for us, when it’s appropriate to offload ethics to machines, and how it feels when everything is an avatar…
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When we imagine a future, we often bring all our beliefs, prejudices, hopes, and histories along with us, leading to limiting ideas of what’s truly…
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Why web3 will probably become web2 redux, interactions with information beyond the infinite list, and the latest gadgets that may someday adorn your…
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