presidential election

  • Would you let an algorithm choose the next U.S. president? Crunch Network

    Would you let an algorithm choose the next U.S. president?

    Imagine a typical day in 2020: You read the news and realize the presidential election is coming up. Based on a predicted model that takes into account your previously expressed views and data on voters in your state, your AI assistant recommends how you vote. A message on your phone asks if you want your AI assistant to cast the vote on your behalf. You tap “agree” and get on… Read More

  • Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election Crunch Network

    Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election

    The Kenyan software company Ushahidi has launched a campaign to observe the upcoming U.S. elections. The operation, called USA Election Monitor, will track voting irregularities reported via website, email, Twitter and SMS and post accounts to an online interactive map. “It’s a citizen-inspired, citizen-led election deployment,” Ushahidi’s Executive Director Daudi… Read More

  • The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world Crunch Network

    The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

    In the digital era of big data, polling is ironically more fraught. The reasons offer a microcosm of both the promise and perils of Big Data. Read More

  • You can endorse your preferred presidential candidate on Facebook now

    You can endorse your preferred presidential candidate on Facebook now

    Facebook rolled out a new feature today that lets users endorse presidential candidates, a move that will probably bring even more acrimonious comments about this election cycle into your News Feed. Yay. Here’s how it works: You can go onto any candidate’s Facebook page — yes, this includes third-party candidates like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson; no one is getting left… Read More

  • What it takes to secure the elections Crunch Network

    What it takes to secure the elections

    While virtually every industry and domain is flourishing and being revolutionized by technological advances, more than three-quarters of U.S. citizens will vote for their next president on paper ballots this November. Read More

  • Why I’m giving my company Election Day off Crunch Network

    Why I’m giving my company Election Day off

    This year’s U.S. presidential election is confusing for everyone. The popularity contest that has become the election is diluting our time, attention and ability to think critically. Which is ironic, given that we are more connected to information than we have ever been before, and the computation necessary to model problems has never been cheaper. Read More

  • Tech and the presidential race Crunch Network

    Tech and the presidential race

    For presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the tech industry seems to be lost. While nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform that should excite software developers, Mr. Trump doesn’t pay much attention to our industry’s concerns and is, frankly, on the wrong side of many of the most important issues facing… Read More

  • Peter Thiel to back Trump as GOP presidential candidate

    Peter Thiel to back Trump as GOP presidential candidate

    Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has agreed to back Trump as a California delegate in Cleveland this summer. Thiel’s level of support for the Donald is unclear, but Thiel will be one of 172 selected Golden State delegates headed to the Republican National Convention, and a source tells us he has committed to back Trump as the GOP’s presidential nominee while there. Read More