Gene editing may be ready for the mainstream.

The first modular nuclear reactor has been contracted for the US.

Mariana Mazzucato on the need for government investment in nuclear fusion.

Analog quantum simulators.

Paper on internet cable infrastructure in the Pacific, focussing on Guam and a case study of the Solomon Islands.

The Economist on the race between AI labs. One thing that both surprised and dismayed me was the comparative lack of publication by Open AI (see graph, from the article).

It’s less about trust per se, but more about trustworthiness–we should aim ‘to trust the trustworthy, but not the untrustworthy.’ A 2018 paper by Professor Baroness Onora O’Neill.

An interesting argument calling for the dismantlement of the UK’s Advanced Command and Staff Course.