Yes, new technologies and trends in society are dehumanizing us and promoting the gentrification of a people as a species. But we need to learn how to survive, stay conscious and thrive in the coming world: Trying to prevent these changes is futile when the path has unfolded this far.
Chat AI, recently released in November 2022, is a large language model that provides highly detailed responses to almost any prompt of your imagination (given that it’s appropriate). Once I got past the initial disbelief of Chat AI’s capabilities, I quickly became fascinated. A couple of minutes of playing with it made me realize that Chat AI is no Siri.
Next I open my new textbook in the Cornell Store’s VitalSource page, a sort of digital archive that stores textbook purchases. Navigating to the chapter marked in my syllabus, eager and ready to learn, I’m interrupted by yet another pop-op: a cookies policy. Cookies are, as Emily Stewart at Vox puts it, “small files that websites send to your device that the sites then use to monitor you and remember certain information about you.” You’re probably familiar with the concept. A cookies permission request appears on basically every page from Forbes to, I don’t know, insert something salacious here.
After two virtual years, Cornell’s Institute of Digital Agriculture’s annual hackathon returned in-person on Mar. 11-13, with diverse student teams tackling issues in agriculture through various projects.
As the first woman of color CEO of AT&T Business, Anne Chow B.S. ’88, M.Eng. ’89, MBA ’90 manages more than 30,000 employees and helps lead a $37 billion business group that serves customers worldwide. But alongside the daily challenges of being a CEO, it also means navigating gender and racial biases.