The story of a controversial blogger, the weaponization of online engagement, and the growing fault lines between tech and traditional journalism.
In 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted first interviewed 14 children from varying socio-economic demographics n England to investigate the maxim, “Give me a child until he is 7, and I will give you the man.” He’s returned to interview the original subjects every seven years to see how their lives have turned out. What’s been called “the most profound documentary series in the history of cinema” has discovered that the maxim is false; as we all know, life is far more complicated than that.
The story of how Google’s developed artificial intelligence to vastly improve its translation service, Google Translate, and what machine learning might be able to do in the near future.
Lewis-Kraus visits a hotel in Japan where service is provided by robots and considers the necessity of human interaction.
Alice Goffman’s controversial first book fueled a fight within sociology over who gets to speak for whom. Lewis-Kraus delves deeply into her story, negotiating larger issues about the distinction between journalistic and academic practices, and the meaning of sociology today.
Lewis-Kraus writes about serving on a Manhattan grand jury, where he found a system alarmingly bent towards the will of the prosecution.
An attempt to build a libertarian paradise on a small plot of land between Serbia and Croatia, on the western bank of the Danube.
Politico has transformed Washington D.C. journalism in the eight years since the site’s inception. Now they’ve landed in Europe.
A Kickstarter project gets fully funded by backers, who become irate and consider legal action when the project fails to deliver. The creators explain what went wrong.
The story of how a Microsoft employee working on the Word team invented autocorrect.