Article on building more transparent artificial intelligence systems, based on a talk on AI and ethics at SXSW 2019.
As our prosperity rises, our mental health is on the decline—and fast. Rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction, and other psychological disorders have skyrocketed in recent years, and nobody knows what to do about it.
Enter psychedelics: LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline, ayahuasca—drugs you’d expect to find at a rave or a music festival, not in your psychologist’s office.
The midterm elections included a small blockchain voting experiment, which many are hoping will scale up in coming years.
Coverage of 3D printed house unveiled at SXSW 2018.
I did a highway test ride in a self-driving car with the CEO of software company AImotive, and wrote this article about the company and my experience.
A concise analysis of China's drop in extreme poverty and whether the same methods could be successful in Africa.
I visited a vertical farming research facility in the Netherlands and interviewed the director for this article.
Article about pay-as-you go home solar power in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how this new source of electricity is changing societies and lives.
I attended a talk on climate change by author and activist Paul Hawken, and wrote this article based on the information he shared.
I interviewed the creators of a vertical-axis wind turbine and watched the turbine in action to write this article.
A summary of the Gates Foundation's first Goalkeepers report on the UN sustainable development goals.
A thought piece about the enormous problems of abundance in the rich world vs. scarcity in the developing world.
For this article I got to interview a self-taught genetic engineer who's using CRISPR technology to cure dogs of health problems caused by inbreeding.