Daily Archives: May 26, 2020

Noam Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent

Chomsky’s Philosophy

Oct 15, 2015

Summary of Chomsky’s analyses on how the corporate media functions. Excerpt from the documentary “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” (1992).
Watch the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHa6N…

Yuval Noah Harari: Workplace Automation & the “Useless Class”

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Mar 13, 2017

“Homo Deus” author Yuval Noah Harari says that automation could leave millions without jobs and exacerbate global inequality. For full transcript and audio from this event, please go to: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studi…

Yuval Noah Harari: “An algorithm that knows you better than you know yourself”

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Mar 13, 2017

“Homo Deus” author Yuval Noah Harari describes the way that Amazon is working to design algorithms and the broader implications of these developments. For full transcript and audio from this event, please go to: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studi…

A.I. is as threatening as climate change and nuclear war, says philosopher Yuval Noah Harar

euronews (in English)
May 14, 2019

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Yuval Noah Harari calls for global co-operation to stop Artificial Intelligence becoming as big a threat to humankind as climate change and nuclear war… READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/14/a…

Coronavirus: Yuval Noah Harari, philosopher and historian, on the legacy of Covid-19 – BBC HARDtalk

BBC HARDtalk

May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has presented humanity with an almighty shock. Our evermore interconnected and technologically advanced societies are now in lockdown and we are fearful for our health and economic futures thanks to an invisible virus. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to the Israeli historian and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. What 21st century lesson can we draw from the spread of Covid-19?

The Spread of Disinformation and the 2020 Election | Amanpour and Company | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company
Feb 20, 2020

President Trump has personally pledged to spend one billion dollars if it will keep him in the White House. McKay Coppins, a journalist for The Atlantic, has identified how a substantial amount of this funding is being spent. After creating a Facebook page so he could follow pro-Trump social media accounts and communicate with online Trump supporters, Coppins uncovered something remarkable: a campaign-coordinated effort to undermine journalists and the mainstream press on a mass scale. Coppins told Hari Sreenivasan about the Trump campaign’s stunning effort to launch one of the largest disinformation campaigns ever conducted.

Some Universities Are About to Be “Walking Dead” | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

May 25, 2020

If you’re on a waiting list for an elite top tier university, you might be getting a call this year. That’s the prediction from NYU professor Scott Galloway. He’s the host of a new show on Vice called “No Mercy, No Malice,” which pulls back the curtain on the decisions and players driving America’s economy. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain why this might be a good chance to take a gap year. Originally aired on May 25, 2020.

Study Warns 1.1 Million Children Could Die as Pandemic Interrupts Access to Food & Medical Care

Democracy Now!

May 21, 2020

A new report finds 1.1 million children under 5 could die the next six months from secondary impacts of the pandemic, like disruptions to health services and access to food. Mothers are also imperiled. We speak with Tim Roberton, lead author of the study and assistant scientist in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and with infectious diseases pediatrician Dr. Beate Kampmann.

Trump’s anti-coronavirus farce

CGTN

May 26, 2020

From “very well under control,” to “the risk remains very low,” to a “very, very painful two weeks,” the U.S. president’s approach to coronavirus has turned out to be a farce.

How COVID-19 hurts the fight against measles and other diseases


Democracy Now!

May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization has called for a suspension of mass-vaccination programs against measles, polio and other diseases due to the pandemic in order to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. This could potentially be “devastating” to many of the world’s most vulnerable populations, says infectious disease expert Dr. Beate Kampmann, director of the Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “We probably need to think about new models of delivering vaccines,” she says.