Journal 135 — Elena Ferrante, IBM, an AI Cold War brewing, a shocking murder, and a review of radicalisation across the world

An early prototype of IBM’s super-computer, Watson

This week — Elena Ferrante, IBM, an AI Cold War brewing, and a shocking murder.

If you only read one thing — Buzzfeed on democracies worldwide is worth the time.

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This Is How We Radicalized The World | BuzzFeed News | Politics

As Jair Bolsonaro is elected to the Presidency of Brazil, a journalist surveys the parlous state of democracy across the world.

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IBM’s Old Playbook | Stratechery | Business

A technology analyst’s examination of IBM’s business model and corporate strategy over the last two decades in light of their recent, huge, acquisition of an open source software player.

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The AI Cold War That Could Doom Us All | Wired | Technology

A cold war between China and the USA in the field of AI is an uncomfortable prospect.

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Elena Ferrante Stays Out of the Picture | The New York Times | Culture

The director of an upcoming HBO adaptation of the huge literary hit My Brilliant Friend speaks in this profile about working with the elusive author.

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The Unsolved Murder Of An Unusual Billionaire | Bloomberg Businessweek | Crime

The story of the shocking murder of a billionaire Canadian couple that remains unexplained and unsolved.

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