The Geopolitical Ramifications of Starlink Internet Service? – Lawfare

Starlink is a space-based internet service provider that seeks to provide high-speed (40 mbps upload, 100 mbps download ), near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021—bringing this service to

Source: The Geopolitical Ramifications of Starlink Internet Service? – Lawfare

The Humble Task of Implementation is the Key to AI Dominance – War on the Rocks

Our dynasty’s majestic virtue has penetrated unto every country under Heaven, and Kings of all nations have offered their costly tribute by land and sea.

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Why Developing Countries Should Build Computational Modelling Capacity for Policy Analytics | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Kaveri Iychettira and Afreen Siddiqi explain why computational modelling is a useful tool, especially when stakes are high and resources are constrained, and detail why developing countries should build capacity for it.

Source: Why Developing Countries Should Build Computational Modelling Capacity for Policy Analytics | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Standards Bodies Are Under Friendly Fire in the War on Huawei – Lawfare

The Commerce Department’s muddled guidance could put the United States’s technological advantage at risk and could decrease the likelihood that U.S. companies’ preferences will be incorporated in …

Source: Standards Bodies Are Under Friendly Fire in the War on Huawei – Lawfare

These pop songs were written by OpenAI’s deep-learning algorithm | MIT Technology Review

The news: In a fresh spin on manufactured pop, OpenAI has released a neural network called Jukebox that can generate catchy songs in a variety of different styles, from teenybop and country to hip-hop and heavy metal. It even sings—sort of.  How it works: Give it a genre, an artist, and lyrics, and Jukebox will…

Source: These pop songs were written by OpenAI’s deep-learning algorithm | MIT Technology Review

Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation | MIT Technology Review

The frustration in Marc Andreessen’s post on our failure to prepare and respond competently to the coronavirus pandemic is palpable, and his diagnosis is adamant: “a failure of action, and specifically our widespread inability to ‘build.’” Why don’t we have vaccines and medicines, or even masks and ventilators? He writes: “We could have these things but we…

Source: Covid-19 has blown apart the myth of Silicon Valley innovation | MIT Technology Review