Category Archives: Opinion

It’s Always Plan B — Discover

“In the prison classroom, it’s always Plan B. Every text hits bone. Words have consequences.” Professor R.M. Gosselin reflects on teaching behind bars.

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Rethinking security for the Internet of Things — TechCrunch

Many people scoffed in January 2014 when Cisco CEO John Chambers pegged the “Internet of Everything” as a potential $17 trillion market, five to 10 times more impactful on society than the Internet itself. Two years later, it seems that Chambers’ prediction for the phenomenon more commonly known as the Internet of Things (IoT) could…

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Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict — TechCrunch

In late January, Nature magazine announced that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go.” This impressive achievement once again raised the expectations for a predicted future in which computers will have artificial intelligence. No matter which side of the debate one falls on, DeepMind’s achievement……

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Governors Must Reach Out To Others

From the dressing-down from President Uhuru Kenyatta to the hard responses from the governors, it was hard to miss the political undertones at the third Devolution Conference.

But then, I don’t want to dwell much on the political machinations in Meru because, I think, to do so denies us a chance to audit the impact of devolution on our people …read more…

The tech elite are moving left this election cycle — TechCrunch

This election cycle, the tech elite are almost exclusively backing liberals: Tesla’s Elon Musk donated to Hillary Clinton, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gave handsomely to the San Francisco Democratic Party organization, and Microsoft’s Bill Gates gave to three Democratic congressmen. Though often seen as a libertarian stronghold, no household Silicon Valley names publicly… Read More

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