On Interrobang‽, Jillian and Katherine discuss Justine Sacco, whose offensive tweet about AIDS in Africa went viral. Did Sacco deserve to lose her job at a PR firm? They then turn to the recent federal court ruling against the NSA and consider whether privacy advocates should place their faith in politicians or in judges. Can the tech sector develop products to protect users’ privacy? Jillian condemns the United Arab Emirates for its crackdown on online satire. Should the American Studies Association boycott Israeli academics? Plus: How Egypt‘s military rulers continue to arrest civil society activists.
Dan Hendrycks of the Center for AI Safety and Robert Wright discuss the dangerous Darwinian dynamics of AI development, the prospects for AI safety in a tribalized world, understanding AI “psychologically”, and more.