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You’ll Never Guess Who Does Diversity Right: Uber

When Uber released its diversity report in late March, the tech and business press responded with a collective long sigh and declared the report more of the same. But the report was actually not business as usual; it showed progress … Continue reading

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Google Wants You to Help Fix the Fake-Fact Problem It Created

Barack Obama is the king of the United States. Republicans are Nazis who clearly hate the Constitution. Dinosaurs are being used to indoctrinate both children and adults into believing that the earth is millions of years old. Women can’t love … Continue reading

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Tech Made Cities Too Expensive. Here’s How to Fix It

In 2013 protests broke out in Oakland, California, directed against the private buses that shuttle tech workers from pricey homes in the city’s gentrifying areas to jobs in Silicon Valley. “You live your comfortable lives,” read a flyer that protesters … Continue reading

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Trump’s Wall Is Worthless if He Doesn’t Back It Up With Tech

If Congress were to fail to pass a spending bill before the end of the day Friday, the government could shut down. That’s why President Trump just blinked. He shelved a plan to demand that funding for a border wall … Continue reading

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TED Day Two: $1 Million for Tech to Spread Health Care Everywhere

Chris Anderson speaks at day one of TED2017 in Vancouver, Canada.Bret Hartman/TED As a first-time attendee, I’ll admit that it’s hard not to get swept up in the idealism of TED. Dozens of speakers showcasing the diverse human capacity for … Continue reading

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TED Day One: Elite Idealists Push Back Against Politics

Chris Anderson speaks at day one of TED2017 in Vancouver, Canada.Bret Hartman/TED As a first-time attendee, I’ll admit that it’s hard not to get swept up in the idealism of TED. Dozens of speakers showcasing the diverse human capacity for … Continue reading

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This App Lets Iranians Swipe Past Political Propaganda

Maziar Bahari’s mother rustled him awake a little before 8 am. It was on June 21st, 2009, and four men had just arrived at Bahari’s home in the Iranian capital of Tehran. They searched Bahari’s belongings before leading him out … Continue reading

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Next List 2017: 20 People Who Are Creating the Future

Next List 2017: 20 People Who Are Creating the Future O Banquinho Next List 2017 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future Next List 2017: 20 People Who Are Creating the Future by WIRED staff 04.25.17 Illustrations by Magda … Continue reading

In Option B, Sheryl Sandberg Takes the Hacker Way Through Grief

After her husband died suddenly, Sheryl Sandberg grieved, as anyone would. What she did next was a little more unusual, and very much in the Silicon Valley-esque spirit of problem-solving. As she grasped for answers, Facebook’s chief operating officer reached … Continue reading

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The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real

Yann LeCun once built an AI chip called ANNA. But he was 25 years ahead of his time. The year was 1992, and LeCun was a researcher at Bell Labs, the iconic R&D lab outside New York City. He and … Continue reading

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