“Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two!” So sang generations of young Americans as they learned the legend of the great Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Oceans, the first great Italian hero of the New World, even though he sailed in the service of the Spanish crown.Columbus’s stock has risen and fallen many times over the centuries, including in his own lifetime, were he was treated variously as a hero, a murderer, a genius and a...
The robots are coming and they’re coming quickly.Nearly every day now a new breakthrough in artificial intelligence promises to render us humans even more useless than we already are. Even a casual online search yields a terrifying array of video clips showing robotic workers doing everything from micro-assembly work in factories to backing driverless big rigs up to crowded loading docks. Meanwhile bots are stacking canned peas on grocery store shelves while crop picking...
The wheels continue to turn in Washington ... in four different directions. Sean Spicer is out as White House press spokesman, the president’s legal team has been shuffled, the clock appears to be ticking on the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, presidential advisor, Steve Bannon and possibly the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and ultimately, Robert Mueller, the Special Council appointed by Congress to investigate...