Things You Should Know But Don’t

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Do No Harm
Posted June 20, 2022 Written by Claire

In a recent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Susan D’Agostino presents provocative views faced by the artificial […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Responsible Behavior in Space
Posted April 25, 2022 Written by Claire

Time and time again, the advancements made in technology have been applied in warfare to increase efficiency and get an […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: One Pixel Away
Posted March 28, 2022 Written by Claire

A chilling statement in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists presents yet another example of the dangers of pursuing technology […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Small Steps in the New Space Race
Posted March 14, 2022 Written by Claire

In my recent novel, Dragon on the Far Side of the Moon, I weave a thriller where the U.S. and […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Cyber Criminals for Hire
Posted February 28, 2022 Written by Claire

Today, everyone knows about computer hacking in one way or another. Even those who weren’t born as digital natives are […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: China’s Investment in Africa
Posted January 31, 2022 Written by Claire

A comment in The Economist on January 7, 2022 caught my eye.  It read, “An airstrike on a UN refugee […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Digital Detectives Part 2
Posted January 17, 2022 Written by Claire

My last blog covered some of the basics of a phenomena often referred to as “crowdsourced investigations”, a reference to […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Digital Detectives Part 1
Posted January 3, 2022 Written by Claire

True crime as a genre has been captivating audiences for the better part of the last decade. While true crime […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: A Modern Oracle
Posted November 22, 2021 Written by Claire

You may have already heard of the Allen Institute for AI’s newest project, “Ask Delphi”, after it went viral on […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Serial Killer Algorithm
Posted November 8, 2021 Written by Claire

The idea of technology and machines making some jobs easier- or even obsolete- is not a new concept. It’s been […]