Tuesday, September 26, 2023

If AI is going to replace workers, why not start with CEOs?

Despite all of the conversation around AI, what has yet to be seriously discussed is using AI to perform the job where it would be the most useful and cost-effective.

Burn the Barbies, pause the pink

The highly anticipated live-action film starring Margot Robbie is an attempt to redeem the problematic toy. But it’s really just an expensive ad campaign for an outdated doll.

Hollywood executives bring industry to halt rather than pay workers a fair price

Refusing to negotiate better compensation and fair working conditions for actors and writers, major film and television studios are to blame for the work stoppages afflicting their industry.

The terrorism of politicized religious zealots – where the ‘sacred’ end justifies ‘absolutist’ means

When absolutes wither, so would the politicized weaponization of “faith alone” that rejects compromise or demonizes dissenters as sinful.

Using white privilege to ban guns

A gun control organization run by women of color is putting white women on the frontlines of demanding a ban on guns.

Replacing the capitalist dream of AI-driven profits

When asked to share alternatives to capitalism, ChatGPT offered many options, none of which rely on the fantasy that money hoarding at the top can eventually benefit the rest of us.

U.S. and UK reach ‘first of its kind’ agreement on renewable energy and AI

“The United States and the United Kingdom recognize Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform our societies and economies and share a commitment to the role of government action to unlock the opportunities and mitigate the risks arising from the rapid development of these technologies.”

This Pride month let’s remember: corporations are not allies

The Target company’s capitulation to homophobes and transphobes is a testament to the dangers of relying on corporations to uphold social justice.

The Hard Hat Riot: A forgotten flashpoint in America’s culture wars

The Hard Hat Riot had immediate political consequences—a seminal  moment in America’s culture wars.

Fast fashion pollutes the Atacama Desert in Chile

With nearly 60,000 tons of unsold clothes arriving globally from Europe, Asia and North America to the port town of Iquique, about 39,000 tons of fast fashion ends up in the landfill in the desert.