In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate Continue reading In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE

Under threat: Venice’s need to rescue its future | DW Documentary

Built on small islands and mud banks, Venice is slowly sinking. More than ever before, the pearl of the Adriatic is under threat. Having recently been hit by its most severe floods and with a state of emergency declared, what is being done to combat this? Well over a thousand years ago the first wooden huts were built out on the middle of a lagoon off the coast of northern Italy. The archives tell us these were the homes of people fleeing barbarian invasions in the aftermath of the collapse of the Roman Empire. Later, with land in short supply, … Continue reading Under threat: Venice’s need to rescue its future | DW Documentary

What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego?

The other day I was thinking about what I ought to do. I don’t precisely remember where the story came from, but I do remember where I heard it. I’ve carried it for a long time. I may not even recall it right, but I believe it was written by a French existential author.  I remember it like this. Two strangers need to fall in love in five days or death will take them. What would it take? What it would give me.   What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego? If you don’t take … Continue reading What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego?