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Q&A: Duke student writes novel on implications of an AI-controlled world

(7 hours ago)

Michael Tan is a Trinity senior majoring in economics and statistics with a certificate in philosophy, politics and economics. As a participant in the bSchool (Book School) program of the Creator Institute, Tan wrote and will publish a novel, The Death of Uncertainty, under the mentorship of Professor Eric Koester at Georgetown University. The novel explores themes of free will and adversity in a society where an artificial intelligence algorithm enables people to make the optimal decision in every situation. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Good riddance, Boxed Water

(8 hours ago)

In December of 2016, the House of Representatives’ Education and Labor Committee published an article which explains Betsy DeVos’ direct connection to the convenience water company, Boxed Water is Better. However, this knowledge apparently did not go very far, as since 2016, the company has continued to grow, and its distribution sales more than doubled in 2013. This fall semester 2019, Boxed Water is Better had even made its way onto Duke’s campus at Saladelia locations.

Duke football hits new low in 'stunning' defeat to Syracuse

(22 hours ago)

Duke's blowout loss against Virginia wasn't pretty but explainable—it came on the road against a solid Cavalier squad. The Blue Devils fought to the bitter end against rival North Carolina and fell in heartbreaking fashion, certainly an emotional loss but not unexpected. A third straight loss to then-No. 15 Notre Dame was largely expected, as the Fighting Irish were unquestionably the more talented and athletic team.