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Artificial Intelligence Still Isn’t a Game Changer

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg, 4 Dec 2017 Not much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial intelligence. Yet researchers are not much closer than they were decades ago to the big goal: actually replicating human intelligence. That’s … Continue reading

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The hoarder’s anguish and inability to discard things

You might ask yourself, why read an article like this for General Paper? It’s not on one of the so-called “hot topics” like globalisation, ageing population, cloning and so on. But the world is limitless and so is GP. For … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein and the Silence of the Men

Women may hold up half the sky as Mao Zedong once said, but they do not as yet hold half the power in the working world. Thus the sexual harassment and victimisation of women continues to be prevalent and a … Continue reading

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The Moral Problem of Accelerating Change

When we were kids, we were usually taught that an action is absolutely right or absolutely wrong. This philosophical essay from Dr John Danaher argues that morality is contextual, and the exponential rate of change in modern society – driven … Continue reading

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Six Features of the Disinformation Age

A classy commentary highly relevant to one of the most pressing and controversial issues engendered by the continuing rapid development of social/ new media – disinformation, or false information that is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government … Continue reading

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Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

By Robin Wright, The New Yorker A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other deadly episodes in Ferguson, … Continue reading

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Singapore needs to move beyond the Lee family

As mud, dust and fire swirl around the bitter feud taking place within Singapore’s pre-eminent Lee family, a calm, highly thoughtful, impressively knowledgeable voice emerges on new media presenting the fruits of his soul-searching on the kind of political system … Continue reading

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