Clearview AI, The Problem with Scraping, Tradeoffs

Clearview AI is billed as a story about facial recognition, but the most important questions it raises is about scraping. And, by doing so, it reveals how many trade-offs we have yet to confront.

The Pollyannish Assumption

Moderating user-generated content is hard: it is easier, though, with a realistic understanding that the Internet reflects humanity — it is capable of both good and evil.

Apple at Its Best

Apple’s original competitive advantage — the integration of hardware and software — is more durable than disruption theory would suggest.

Google’s Search for the Sweet Spot

Google’s hardware event shows the company’s commitment both to devices and to artificial intelligence; just doing what you are good at, though, is not always enough.