When WIRED’s editors asked me in February if I wanted to host and help launch a new flagship podcast for the magazine, I immediately said “Yes!” For nearly two years, I had been co-hosting the popular Gadget Lab podcast about consumer tech, which we’re still producing. But it became obvious that there was room for a flagship show, a program where WIRED’s incredibly smart writers could pull back the curtain on the ways technology is changing our lives–from culture to business, science to design. We needed a platform for our biggest interviews. And we wanted to offer readers some kind of roadmap, in audio form, for the increasingly complex, layered world of technology.
As it turned out, things were about to get a lot more complex. In early March, the world shut down. The World Health Organization declared the spreading coronavirus a global pandemic, and suddenly we were navigating one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes. There is now the time Before coronavirus, and—well, we’re still in the thick of it, so it’s too soon to say “After.” We’ve landed in a place of even more uncertainty, and it feels like we’re trying to find our way with metaphorical blinders and literal masks on. For years, technologists and scholars have proclaimed that rapid digitization would lead to automation—humans replaced by machines. Yet in many ways, we are leaning on other human beings more than ever.
These are exactly the kinds of topics that WIRED has explored since the magazine’s inception. But now, change and innovation are happening faster than we ever could have imagined. Scientists are trying to speed up vaccine development, while many tech companies that make our gadgets have pivoted (to use the Silicon Valley parlance) to supply protective gear. Meanwhile, an app’s slick UI can disguise the network of vulnerable people who work behind the scenes, and social media likes have the ability to sway important elections. Entire populations have quickly adjusted to socializing behind screens to stop the spread of the virus—while millions of people have been inspired to take to the streets and protest decades of abuses against Black communities.
That’s where Get WIRED comes in. Each week, we’ll take our listeners behind the scenes of our most compelling, dystopian, and encouraging stories. We’ll explore the bizarre world of neighborhood watch apps and the people who rush to the scenes to live-stream crimes from their phones. We’ll dive into the history of surveillance technology and expose the deep-rooted racism at its core. We’ll cover stories about climate change, entertainment in a post-pandemic world, and the geopolitical issues at the heart of spats over TikTok. We’ll talk to the world’s leading experts in epidemiology, airborne particles, artificial intelligence, space exploration, and more.
Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married
Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith. The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.
Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.
Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage. When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.
Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.
Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.
“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.
Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.
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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today
Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.
Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.
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