How work kills us

How work kills us

An interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University, author of Dying for a Paycheck Companies claim that their human capital is their most valuable asset. But surely that’s just hot air considering the awful ways that companies often treat their employees....
Why collaborative thinking beats individual smarts

Why collaborative thinking beats individual smarts

An interview with Thomas Malone, author of Superminds People have formed groups and thought together to solve problems for millennia. But new ways to do that with digital technologies mean that this commingling of brains is now far greater than the sum of its parts....
Technology and its discontents

Technology and its discontents

The role of technology is under attack Whether it is the oligopoly of big web platforms, the threat to privacy from data barons or the risks to jobs and humanity from artificial intelligence, the idea of technical progress is under fire. It should not be. —...

Why I fear a world without AI

Self-driving cars were just the start. What’s the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what’s next for machine learning — and human...