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How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Donald Trump

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Ronald Reagan

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

A new comprehensive study finds evidence that strict voting laws do suppress the ballot along racial lines.<p>For all the fervor of the current debate over voter ID laws, there’s a startling lack of good data on their effects. As of the 2016 election, 33 states have a voter identification law, with 12 …

Government

McCain Defends a Free Press: 'That's How Dictators Get Started'

Sen. John McCain is taking a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump's ongoing attack on the fourth estate, cautioning that "how dictators get started" is by shutting down the press.<p>The Republican Arizona senator, in an exclusive interview on Meet the Press airing Sunday, admitted that the …

Donald Trump

Flynn resignation shows leaks under Trump are working. Keep ‘em coming.

<b>Leaks are coming out</b> of the White House at a seemingly record pace, many of which have painted a picture of a dangerously ignorant and ill-equipped …

Donald Trump

Warren Releases Questions for Secretary of Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Regarding Conflicts of Interest, his Public Opposition to Vital Protections for Workers, CKE’s Labor Violations, and More | U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

Text of the letter available here (PDF)<p><b>Washington, DC</b> - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a 28-page letter to Secretary of …

Conflicts of Interest

On The Resignation Of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

I thank General Flynn for his many years of distinguished service to our country, especially his invaluable contributions in the fight against …

National Security Advisor

Kellyanne Conway on Michael Flynn: 'He knew he had become a lightning rod'

National security adviser Michael Flynn abruptly resigned late Monday after acknowledging “he had become a lightning rod” over his dealings with Russia, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday.<p>Flynn’s departure comes after he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other senior White House …

Donald Trump

The Questionable Account of What Michael Flynn Told the White House

The White House would like you to know that Michael Flynn’s sin was lying. Flynn resigned late last night as President Donald Trump’s national-security adviser, after twenty-four days on the job.<p>While waiting last night for the resignation announcement to become public, a senior White House …

Donald Trump

US Allies In Europe Have Literally No Idea What's Going On With The Trump Administration

“It's a wake-up call to European leaders that counting on America isn't currently a smart policy,” one European intelligence official said after the sudden resignation of the US national security adviser.<p>BRUSSELS — Already concerned by the Trump administration's erratic approach to the …

Donald Trump

Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump

WASHINGTON — Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow.<p>The new Russian missile deployment also comes as the Trump …

Russia

The Trump administration is in chaos as its top national security official resigns in scandal

Michael Flynn didn’t even last a month in the job.<p>Donald Trump’s presidency didn’t even make it a month before one of his top aides resigned in scandal.<p>After days of “drip, drip, drip” leaks about just what National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have said to the Russian ambassador during the …

Donald Trump

5 Questions Raised by Michael Flynn's Abrupt Departure

Who in the White House knew that the national security adviser had misled Mike Pence, and when? Who will replace him? And what will be the next bombshell?<p>An abrupt resignation, like Michael Flynn’s announcement Monday night that he would leave his post as national security adviser, is a beginning …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Carelessness Is a National Security Disaster Waiting to Happen

Even without Michael Flynn in the mix.<p>The first scandal-fueled resignation of the Donald Trump regime took less than a month, and it was a big one. National security adviser and conspiracy-theory buff Michael Flynn resigned yesterday after reports surfaced that he not only engaged in illicit …

Donald Trump

Consciousness: here, there and everywhere?

1. Koch C. 2004. The quest for consciousness: a neurobiological approach. Englewood, CO: Roberts and Co.<p>2. Baars B, Gage NM. 2010. Cognition, brain, …

Neurology

Lust and the Turing test

<b>Posted on behalf of Christof Koch</b><p>By and large, we watch movies to be entertained, not to be provoked into deep thought. Occasionally, a film does …

Robotics: Ethics of artificial intelligence

Four leading researchers share their concerns and solutions for reducing societal risks from intelligent machines.<p>Subject terms:<p>Applied …

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?'

With the Hollywood blockbuster <i>Transcendence</i> playing in cinemas, with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman showcasing clashing visions for the future of …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: Hawking’s Flaw - h+ Media

• authors Dan Handley, SciFi4Me.com<p>A couple of months ago, Stephen Hawking published an article warning about the possibility of the rise of …

New ‘deep learning’ technique enables robot mastery of skills via trial and error

UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence Will Be Felt First In Robots That Can See And Learn

Quietly, in the background, robots are getting smarter. So much smarter that they may soon be able to accomplish a lot of our work for us. They can drive us and our stuff around, manufacture a lot of that stuff, prepare our meals and care for our elderly and infirm. This is not to say they will …

Robotics

The robots are here — and you should be worried

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and executives published an open letter on the digital economy, calling for public-policy changes and new …

The Future