I just published a new blog on The Conversation website. This one is called: "The 'Braveheart effect' - and how companies manipulate our desire for freedom". https://theconversation.com/the-braveheart-effect-and-how-companies-manipulate-our-desire-for-freedom-102057
Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life
I had an article published on the New Statesman website today. This one is on the topic of the use of technology to uncover our thoughts. Mind reading technology was once part dystopian future, now it exists. SMJ
Are tech companies threatening freedom of thought and democracy?
I co-authored an Op-Ed piece with Susie Alegre, which was published in the print edition of the Irish Times today. It is also available to read on-line.
Interview in Scientific American
Here's an interview with me in Scientific American. https://twitter.com/sciam/status/965718716897021952
Sam Harris on AI
I just came across a video of Sam Harris being interviewed in the jungle about his views on AI. https://youtu.be/LYed1XhsWtc?t=2s For those of you who have a bit more time, you can see him give a slighter longer and more nuanced rendition of his views here: https://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_can_we_build_ai_without_losing_control_over_it He also takes part in a panel discussion … Continue reading Sam Harris on AI
Living deliberately in the age of social networking sites
Here's a new blog/article from me, originally published in The Conversation. It was also picked up by Scientific American and the Daily Mail. SMJ
How to get YouTube videos to start and stop at a specific time
I was trying to insert a Youtube video into one of my blogs recently. I didn't want the whole video to play when someone clicked on it, but just a small portion that was relevant to the point I wanted to make. There are on-line videos that tell you how to do this, but these didn't work for me. … Continue reading How to get YouTube videos to start and stop at a specific time