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Putting the Human in Human-Computer Interaction, with Carlos Moreira

The promise of technical advancement brings new risks. For all the wonders of artificial intelligence, robotics, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and other leaps into the “fourth industrial revolution,” malicious actors abound. Facebook’s algorithms manipulate users. Uber’s code shortchanges drivers. Scammers…

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Next Generation Flying, with Tamarack Aerospace Group’s Jacob Klinginsmith

Growing up in the shadow of Boeing in Seattle in the early aughts, Jacob Klinginsmith was destined for a career in aeronautics. From the age of fifteen, he was the “default autopilot” in his grandfather’s Cessna, racking up flight miles…

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People, Planet & Profits: ESG Investing, with Eddy Soffer

News! I’m writing for Donna Loughlin’s Before It Happened podcast now, crafting weekly profiles of innovators, and showcasing their aha moments. This post originally appeared on the Before It Happened Blog. Be sure to listen to the related podcast! Rarely…

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Miko Matsumura and others at Crypto Underground event

Crypto Degenerates and the Future of NFTs

Last week’s Crypto Underground extravaganza promised to predict the future of Web3: “NFTs: Punks vs Apes or Punks and Apes – Where is it all going?” Drinks and hors d’oeuvres were free and plentiful as the crowd of 200 began…

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