The Chinese president is now so powerful that his advisers no longer dare offer candid advice. That’s dangerous for China.
Xi is ushering in a new era of Chinese socialism, despite what The Economist says.
If the party defends the manifestly unfair status quo, trust from ordinary people will collapse.
What matters is who makes the choices behind what intelligent machines do.
China is set to pass the U.S. as leader in AI by 2030.
As populations gray, we should use AI to prolong independence.
Moving away from Western influence, Africa is already getting a glimpse of a different future.
Otherwise, social unrest will continue to escalate, and we’ll face a bleak future.
"[Solar jobs] aren’t just punch-the-clock jobs — these are careers."
A relatively minor investment in retraining would allow the majority of coal workers to switch to solar-related positions.
David Biello is the science curator at TED Talks and the author of "The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age."
It would create jobs for would-be immigrants and a climate of civility between nations.