Why some near-future robots will probably need to be brusk, impatient or even downright rude.
Roboticists look for ways to prevent systematic racism from shaping more AI and robots.
Is Covid-19 the turning point that will lead us to accept robots in daily life?
My cover story for the September, 2020 issue of National Geographic.
In 2015, I wrote one of the first popular-science articles about algorithmic opacity
If your sexts are coming from an algorithm, you've outsourced too much to machines
Getting humans and machines to work well together isn't easy
You clicked "Agree" but you didn't really read the contract, did you? Nobody does, and that matters.
Us & Them
About the science of Us-versus-Them, for National Geographic's Race issue (April, 2018)
Math, Weather and War
My profile of the remarkable Lewis Fry Richardson, pioneer of both meteorology and the study of conflict
When we find intelligent aliens, how will we recognize them?
How Not to Think About Obesity
Ghastly gastronomy, as published in Nature
Us and Them 2008 Edition
Preface to the Paperback Edition