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Society Future Artificial Intelligence

Why AI is not as bad as you think

With the public release of ChatGPT, AI has caused a lot of excitement as well as a lot of fear. The concern is that AI will take over the world and supplant humans in a variety of jobs. These worries are generally baseless and they ignore the numerous ways that AI might genuinely help humans. […]

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Policy & Economics Politics Society

Lest we forget the horrors

I love data visualizations. I was playing around in R and wanted to create a streamgraph but didn’t really have any data that would lend itself to that type of visualization. Then I came across an article at McSweeney’s and decided to use that. Typically I try to stay away from political topics here, but […]

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Opinion Communication Society

Social Media and Communication

While social media is just a platform, it is a platform that hinders communication. Social media lacks the cues and feedback that help make in-person communication robust and interesting. Certainly there is a place for social media, and it is our responsibility as readers to critically consider the information we are reading.