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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution, packed with good reads, and some worrying ones (sorry!) – Martin
 
September 9 · Issue #196 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution, packed with good reads, and some worrying ones (sorry!)
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Equifax made multiple mistakes over a long time, leading to the huge hack of data about many millions of American, Canadian, and British citizens, a new report reveals.
  • A.I.’s ability to understanding language could be heading for a major leap forward, according to researchers. Meanwhile, A.I.’s use in healthcare is proving more complex in the real world than in the lab – the tech is biased.
One big read
Sperm Count Zero
Are men’s sperm counts on an unstoppable nosedive to zero? And can we save the human race if they are? GQ explores the science.
Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea
A fascinating look at how American thinking about antitrust laws – and Amazon – are being transformed by the work of one woman.
The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’
The Guardian asks why so many YouTubers are finding themselves stressed, lonely and exhausted? Being a slave to the algorithm can be a taxing life.
How Trump Could Trigger Armageddon With a Tweet
A scary look at how even with military generals keeping a cool head, Trump could still trigger World War III with a poorly worded tweet.
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow for the start of another week.
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