ethics

ChatGPT Makes Your Head Spin, But At Least Explains Why

Few tech developments ever have had the sudden impact of the ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence chat software, released last week. For many, using it had the quality of experiencing a transition into a new era...

Climate Tech, Compassion, and the Innovation Crucible: Highlights of TE22

Our recent three-day excursion into the future of innovation at TE22 brought together concerns about democracy, a semi-obsession with global warming, confusion about the metaverse, and predictions of an AI/robotic society. But we found general...

EU Proposes Immediate Loss and Damage Fund, Emissions Peak Before 2025

A dramatic new offer from the plenary floor at COP 27, in which rich countries would immediately set up a loss and damage fund in exchange for a pledge to peak greenhouse gas emissions before...

‘Explosion’ in Number of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists at Cop27 Climate Summit

Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year.

Now You Can Get an AI to Write for You

Generative AI is increasingly available to every person–software that can create works of art, music, video, code, and yes, even writing columns like this one, in response to your written commands. Such software was once...

Biden Proclaims AI Bill of Rights (Kinda/Sorta)

As AI assumes more and more previously human tasks, ethicists, futurists, and legal minds are getting apoplectic, scurrying to get out ahead of the issues.

Business May Be Our Only Hope For Climate

Our crises grow. Governments are slow to act. Business has an opportunity and a responsibility to take the reins, and even to save the world.

Can a Game Change Lives?

More than one third of the world's population plays video games. The Games for Change Festival spotlights how games can be a force for good.

Inside the Climate Conversation at Davos

The climate crisis and climate action were, finally, prominent themes at this week’s World Economic Forum. We hosted two Techonomy Climate sessions with leaders from Microsoft, Salesforce, Wipro, Carbon Capture, Heliogen, and Normative. Here’s what...

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