Two violent civil wars in Liberia killed a quarter million people between 1989 and 2003 and destroyed the West African country’s economy. A massive influx of foreign aid followed that turmoil, ushering in a period of relative peace and stability. According to the World Bank’s database, total aid fell from an all-time high in 2010 of US$359 per capita to about $130 in 2013. Having lost so much foreign support, Liberia’s economy is struggling.
Purdue University held a symposium on the national security challenges posed by rapid advances in technology and smart systems. In conjunction, the Purdue Policy Research Institute held an essay competition in the spirit of the symposium: What if AI waged war?
During a webinar I hosted with Dr. Ken Foster and Dr. Jerry Shively on food waste and inequality, audience members submitted many questions we didn’t have time to answer. We’ve turned these questions into a public Q&A.
Food security is not the most exciting nor alluring of issues, but it is one of the most important. And technology will play a crucial role in how we feed the world. The decisions we make about technology today will carry major ramifications down the line.
October 4, 2086 Dear Grandma and Grandpa, Sorry I haven't written in ages. I tried to call you guys like six times on 3-D but you always have it turned off. In my history class we're studying the turn of the millennium. Our final assignment is an analysis of human-driven cars. I'd like to incorporate [...]