What I Learned This Week

For Emmanuel Macron, AI is more than a technological revolution. It is a political revolution of hope in an increasingly dystopian future. Can his vision rescue humanity?

Facebook has undermined democracies, elections, and the fabric of society from the U.S. and Britain to the Philippines and Myanmar. YouTube, owned by Google, has become a vector of extremism. Fake news, and the propaganda that exploits it, has become a toxic plague on public discourse. And privacy is quickly becoming a quaint, old-fashioned notion. In the US, a laissez-faire approach to technological progress has opened the door for chaos and authoritarianism. In China, the drive to create a total surveillance state, powered by citizen data and its homegrown tech behemoths, is the lynchpin of public policy. Around the world people are beginning to wonder: is there an alternative? A “third…

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