via Adrienne Mayor, writing at Foreign Policy Magazine, comes this outstanding piece on Artificial Intelligence, ancient Greece's Pandora lashup of manufactured bits and the astonishing similarity to so-called 'modern world's AI constructs. Today's Must Read.
"With Pandora’s artificial stance and uncanny grin, the Niobid Painter underscores her manufactured origin and the sense of menace that comes with it. Today, artificial intelligence’s box of wonders and horrors has been opened—a possibility already imagined more than 2,500 years ago." - via Adrienne Mayor, writing at Foreign Policy
'“Over the last 20 years or so, regardless of what party was in power, the FTC has been afraid, been risk-averse, been weak-kneed — choose your metaphor — to the powers of the big digital companies,” said Jeff Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy, who was involved in the talks.' - via David Uberti, writing at Vice News