The consecutive terrorist attack on two mosques in Churchchrist, New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. Within 24 hours, an AI tool was able to delete millions of copies of the footage. Ariel Pinto is working to further develop AI tools that find and delete terrorism online.
UFOs and Space Aliens
Are black holes key to interstellar travel?
Our Biggest Technological Challenges Require Humanists to Find the Answers
Op-Ed by Sylvester Johnson – I often ponder the future of the humanities in higher education. Humanities and liberal arts departments have long been compared to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programs and found wanting. Ironically, the rise of technology and the success of STEM education are creating a steep demand for humanist leaders in every sector.
UFOs and Space Aliens
How soon will us earthlings encounter an advanced alien civilization?
We Are Watching Eliza Bright with A.E. Osworth
A.E. Osworth, author of We Are Watching Eliza Bright, discussed their debut novel about a brilliant, self-taught, woman video game coder, the industry-pervading misogyny she faces, and the resulting violence …
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Suggested Events for Learning Something New About the World
Watch these 2021 Festival events featuring works of nonfiction to learn new information about the world around you…
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction
Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.
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The Human Cost of One-Click Orders
Award-winning journalists Alec MacGillis (Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America) and Amelia Pang (Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods) …
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What if we could predict civil conflict 5 years in advance with machine learning? What might we do differently?
UVA Wise was ahead of the curve in online learning, and America’s earliest stories get an inclusive reworking.
UVA doctors got to work immediately to create COVID-19 testing kits in a race against time. And another battle is being waged against the spread of misinformation on social media.