“You wouldn’t have come if I’d just asked you to,” the chief shrugged. I lingered. “Come on, don’t be an asshole. I’ve got an assignment from the President themself.” I sat. The President? That was big. It had been a tumultuous and scandalous 10 years, after Faust had given the reins to—wait, you know the story. I’ll stop boring you. The chief poured us both a whiskey. “Son of one of our major donors, and I mean major, just failed a class.”
There is only one other customer in the store, who seems to be waiting for an Amazon staff member to appear behind the counter. He turns, we make eye contact, and he looks back at his phone. Neither of us went to an Amazon pick-up location to interact with other people.
As social media becomes increasingly integral to everyday life, four Harvard professors discussed its impact on individuals’ identities and relationships at a panel on Monday.
Over $300,000 in prize money was awarded to seven winners of the President’s Innovation Challenge Award Ceremony at the iLab in Allston on Tuesday afternoon.
The disruption in Amazon’s web services, which began at noon and lasted for roughly five hours, temporarily downed large swathes of the Internet, including popular sites Netflix, Airbnb, and Slack, The Seattle Times reported.
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School will be working with the MIT Media Lab, the Knight Foundation, and others to start the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will support interdisciplinary research on bias and ethics in AI.