Google and Our Collective AI Future

Jul 19, 2019

The pace of change in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning arena is already breathtaking, and it promises to continue to upend conventional wisdom and surpass some of our wildest expectations as it proceeds on what appears at times to be an unalterable and pre-ordained course....

Should Big Tech Companies Be Free to Conquer the World?

Apr 05, 2019

Monopolist capitalism in the era of digital control reassures some and frightens others. Can it be controlled? After reformers, including Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, called for laws to break up the monopolies of big tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, the...

Asymmetry: Google and Facebook’s Key to Weaponizing Knowledge

Mar 06, 2019

Have Google and Facebook literally turned us into a tribe of “know nothings”? The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. If nothing else, Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, is expanding our socioeconomic lexicon in essential ways. The epithet of the title —...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Your “Attention” Please

Jan 29, 2018

George Soros takes aim at digital media giants Facebook and Google. At Davos, billionaire hedge fund manager and market manipulator George Soros is emerging as the Che Guevara of the digital era, the scourge of the new tyrants at the head of the postmodern capitalist order. Soros has opened...

Can Google Search Data Help Solve Islamophobia?

Jul 15, 2017

Short of stealing people’s diaries or tapping their phone calls, what else can researchers do to gather the most objective data possible? For decades, social scientists have conducted research using some combination of surveys, census data, focus groups, interviews and observation techniques....

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