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Publication metrics don’t have to drive academia
Rudolf Weigl, a Polish biologist who invented the first effective vaccine against typhus, called a practice of publishing many papers a ‘duck shit’: just as ducks leave a lot of traces while walking about in the yard, scientists hastily publis…
Computational Design of Engineering Materials
A revolution has been underway for several decades, transforming materials engineering from costly and time-consuming process of trial-and-error experimental “materials by discovery” to “intelligent materials design” enabled by com…
Brave New World: Political Philosophy and AI
“I know a person when I talk to it.” With these words Google engineer Blake Lemoine made headlines in June 2022, thinking that a Google chatbot had become sentient. Google did not appreciate these headlines, and Lemoine was fired. But what is …
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