AI In Medicine

AI In Medicine

Artificial intelligence has had many promising applications in medicine, but has also had some disappointing failures in realizing that promise.  IBM’s Watson was supposed to provide expert diagnostic advice by learning from interactions with doctors during...
The Social Order Behind Video Games

The Social Order Behind Video Games

Multiplayer video games rise as players flock to their virtual worlds only to fall because they are no longer fun to play.  This often happens because players become disgusted with the behavior of other players and it becomes impossible to play without someone else’s...
Spotlight on Brain Aneurysm Survivor Tom Tinlin

Spotlight on Brain Aneurysm Survivor Tom Tinlin

Growing up and still living in South Boston, Massachusetts, I don’t find myself to be a truly open person. I tend to hold things a little close. That was until a ruptured brain aneurysm almost ended my life on April 30, 2017. Laying in the ICU for two weeks, and not...
Democracy is in Trouble

Democracy is in Trouble

“Democracy is not guaranteed and it’s not inevitable.” Pop quiz – which great American hero is the above from? I’ll give you a moment…take a guess… Time’s up. Trick question. It’s a British investigative journalist named Carole Cadwalladr. If you don’t have 15 minutes...
Bad Guys & Big Ideas

Bad Guys & Big Ideas

Here’s a question for you, what do Hollywood storytellers and National Security red teams have in common? They both start with the bad guy, or villain. A Hollywood writer knows that a story won’t come to life without the tension of the adversary. DoD red teams know...