- Who owns Silicon Valley? Apart from Stanford, that is?
- An interview with Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence Audio plus transcript. Russell’s book, Human Compatible is thoughtful and accessible. My review of it for the Literary Review is here.
- The Myth of the Nazi War Machine Amazing piece of factual research. Looks as though almost everything we thought we knew about German (and Japanese) military and industrial might is wrong. [See footnote]
- Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia Wonder how many Saudi moles there are in Facebook and YouTube.
Footnote A reader writes that my claim that “everything we thought we knew about German (and Japanese military and industrial might is wrong” applies only to those who haven’t read Adam Tooze’s * The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy*. I stand corrected.