Linda Kinstler

Freelance writer; Ph.D candidate, Rhetoric Department at U.C. Berkeley

Freelance writer and Ph.D candidate in the Rhetoric Department at U.C. Berkeley. Her article “Can Silicon Valley Find God?” was published in the New York Times

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Advances in machine learning A.I. have brought vast changes to our society. Smart tech can help scientists and engineers sift through vast amounts of data.

Can Alexa tackle the meaning of life?

Advances in machine learning A.I. have brought vast changes to our society. Smart tech can help scientists and engineers sift through vast amounts of data.

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