The first orbital test launch of the largest and most powerful rocket ship ever to leave Earth—SpaceX’s towering Starship, from its Starbase headquarters in Texas—is seen by many as a pathway back to the moon for the first time in half a century.
Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science, says the U.S. public seems to broadly trust tech companies to guide development of artificial intelligence (AI). Read more about her recent survey findings in the WIRED article, "Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center."
Nick Armstrong '08 M.P.A./'14 Ph.D. (SSc) directs IVMF’s multi-disciplinary team of applied social scientists, evaluators, and data engineers to crunch the numbers and conduct applied research that empower government, industry and philanthropic decision making on veteran- and family-related issues.
The most commonly used maps are those on smartphones and they don’t always accurately represent the world as it is, says Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment.
Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science, says internet forums and social media platforms have served as mass media outlets without gatekeepers. They allow unconventional ideas to quickly become mainstream. "Now anyone with an idea, no matter how bizarre, has a way of potentially getting it in front of fairly large audiences," he says. "That has eroded what was once a firm boundary between the fringe and the mainstream."