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Alasdair Wilkins


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Past articles by Alasdair:

March Madness: Will Villanova Beat Kansas in the Final Four? AI Predicts

It's a battle of tournament blue bloods as the Villanova Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks face off. While the other top seeds disappeared in the rounds opening weekend -- you might have heard something about what happened to Virginia -- these two are ready to give March Madness its most titanic clash. → Read More

March Madness: Will Michigan Beat Loyola-Chicago in Final Four? AI Predicts

Loyola-Chicago is the Cinderella to end all Cinderella, as the Missouri Valley champion looks to become the first ever 11 seed to reach the championship game. To do that, they must first defeat the Michigan Wolverines, who look like the best-coached team in the tournament after a string of impressive wins. → Read More

The Blockchain is Here to Save Journalism, Says CEO of Startup

Jarrod Dicker, the former head of innovation at the Washington Post, has a simple answer for what ails journalism. His startup aims to use the blockchain to change how people own and license their content, potentially redefining what it means to be a content creator. → Read More

Future of Augmented Reality Could Make Your Eyes Part of the Phone Phone Screen

Jens Grubert has spent his past decade as a mixed reality researcher in pursuit of a simple goal. He wants to overcome the limitations that devices like smartphones impose upon us, and one of his ideas is especially wild: He wants to use the reflections in our eyes to expand the size of the screen. → Read More

David Hogg Tweets to Elon Musk He “Nearly Cried” During SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

It’s a busy day for SpaceX, as the company’s latest Falcon 9 launch sees both a major upgrade for the network of Iridium Communications satellites and the latest attempt to recover the rocket’s fairing. And we can officially count among Friday’s SpaceX observers is teen gun control activist David Hogg. → Read More

Peter Thiel's Palantir Has Sketchy Ties to the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Mark Zuckerberg isn't the only Silicon Valley titan who figures to be swept up in the unfolding Cambridge Analytica scandal surrounding the illegal use of more 50 million Facebook users’ private information -- and this latest connection just happens to be Peter Thiel, Donald Trump's biggest backer in the tech world. → Read More

Under Armour Hacked: 150 Million Accounts Stolen in February

The fitness brand Under Armour announced Thursday that 150 million user accounts for its MyFitnessPal were hacked and compromised in February. The company said it became aware of the breach on March 25 and has already begun an investigation in coordination with data security firms and law enforcement. → Read More

"Star Trek" Tribble Creator Perfectly Predicted iPhone in 1999

"Trouble With Tribbles" writer and Hugo and Nebula winner David Gerrold is terrifyingly good at his job of predicting the future, judging by a 1999 piece in which he perfectly predicted the features and problems with smartphones like the iPhone. It's spooky just how much he gets right. → Read More

MLB Opening Day: How Technology Will Change Baseball in 2018

Baseball can have a reputation as the most old-fashioned of America's sports, but as Opening Day approaches, it's never been more obvious how much the sport thrives on embracing change. Here’s the latest round of tech upgrades to America’s oldest obsession and what they mean for teams and fans alike. → Read More

Garry Kasparov: Artificial Intelligence Will Show Us Our True Selves

Garry Kasparov doesn’t believe machines are here to replace us. They are going to show us who we really are. “AI will force us to be more human." Automation, by his reckoning, will make us focus on the traits that humanity can do better than artificial intelligence, like creativity and imagination. → Read More

March Madness: Will Villanova Make the Final Four? A.I. Predicts

In a year of upsets, the Villanova Wildcats have emerged as perhaps the tournament's most consistently dominant team. The number one seed has a chance at winning its second championship in three years, and all it has to do is beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders to make the Final Four. A hive mind of fans predicts who wins. → Read More

March Madness: Will Kansas or Duke Make the Final Four? A.I. Predicts

Amid all the chaos and carnage of the rest of this year's March Madness, the Midwest Regional has been almost all chalk, with the top two seeds facing off for a Final Four berth in the Kansas Jayhawks and the Duke Blue Devils. Which team will move on? A hive mind of college basketball fans predicts who will win. → Read More

March Madness: Will Loyola-Chicago Make the Final Four? A.I. Predicts

The Loyola-Chicago Rambers kept their magical March Madness run going with a last-second victory over the seven seed Nevada Wolfpack. Now all that stands in their way is... another team on a magical March Madness run coming off a last-second win. That would be the Kansas State Wildcats. Who's going to the Final Four? → Read More

March Madness: Will Villanova Beat West Virginia? A.I. Predicts

While other top seeds like Virginia and Xavier flamed out of the tournament, and even fellow survive one seed Kansas dealt with a scare from Seton Hall, the Villanova Wildcats have looked every bit like a March Madness juggernaut, winning their opening two games by a combined 49 points. Can West Virginia stop them? → Read More

March Madness: Will Purdue Beat Texas Tech? A.I. Predicts

Both the Purdue Boilermakers and the Texas Tech Raiders survived major upset bids in their second round games. But the two and three seeds survived in this year's chalkiest regional by edging the Butler Bulldogs and Florida Gators respectively. Who moves on to the Elite Eight? A hive mind of fans predicts who wins. → Read More

March Madness: Will Gonzaga Beat Florida State? A.I. Predicts

It hasn't been easy for the four seed Gonzaga Bulldogs, but they survived an upset bid from UNC-Greensboro and a tight game from the Ohio State Buckeyes to make the Sweet Sixteen. Next up is the Florida State Seminoles, who upset top seed Xavier to make it here. A hive mind of fans predicts who wins. → Read More

March Madness: Will Michigan Beat Texas A&M? A.I. Predicts

The third-seeded Michigan Wolverines edged the Houston Cougars in a 64-63 thriller to make the Sweet Sixteen. Now they face a seven seed Texas A&M Aggies squad that just blew the doors off the defending national champions. A hive mind of college basketball fans predicts who will win and move on to the Elite Eight. → Read More

March Madness: Will Kansas Beat Clemson? A.I. Predicts

The Kansas Jayhawks survived key injury and a sense they're one of the weaker elite teams this year to become one of only two top seeds to reach the Sweet Sixteen. Having avoiding Virginia and Xavier's fate, can the Jayhawks keep it going and reach the Elite Eight by beating the Clemson Tigers, who just routed Auburn? → Read More

March Madness: Will Nevada Beat Loyola-Chicago? A.I. Predicts

The 11 seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are the Cinderella team of the Sweet Sixteen, the only double-digit seed left that isn't, well, Syracuse. After beating a pair of big conference powers, can they beat another mid-major and move onto the Sweet Sixteen? That team is Nevada, which has had its own magical run. → Read More

March Madness: Will Kentucky Beat Kansas State? A.I. Predicts

The five-seed Kentucky Wildcats are the last power standing in the most busted bracket in NCAA tournament history. The highest seed remaining in the chaotic South Regional, they have a clear path to the Final Four... or do they? Standing in their way is the Kansas State Wildcats. A hive mind of fans predicts who wins. → Read More