Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible

TECHCRUNCH………….  An epic number of citizens are video-conferencing to work in these lockdown times. But as they trade in a gas-burning commute for digital connectivity, their personal energy use for each two hours of video is greater than the share of fuel they would have consumed on a four-mile train ride.

Technology Is the Way Out

CITY JOURNAL………  We’ve returned to a medieval economy, dominated by “essential services.” For most of history, some 80 percent of every nation’s economic activity was devoted to providing the basics: food, fuel, and services related to day-to-day survival. But in modern society, tens of millions of people do “nonessential” jobs that are, in fact, essential.

‘After Shock’ Review: The Future of Forecasting

WALL STREET JOURNAL .…………    The future looks very different today than it did before Jan. 31, the day President Trump closed travel with China in reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak. As the world struggles through this crisis, one thing that will follow is a massive reset in how businesses and governments plan and forecast.

The Science Before the War

THE NEW ATLANTIS………..World War II shapes how we think about science today more than does any other historical event of the last century, except perhaps for the Moon landing. Hiroshima and Nagasaki in particular stand as images — both awe-inspiring and horrific — of the raw power of scientific discovery.

Oil in the Time of Corona

CITY JOURNAL …… Last week, as the coronavirus pandemic intensified, Saudi Arabia demonstrated how much oil still matters and how much power it still wields.

An interview on artificial intelligence with Mark Mills

KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ………… In this interview, we would like to discuss some of the most important aspects of AI with you and get your insights and opinions on this rapidly emerging technology. To begin, how do you define AI and what does this technology encompass?