President Donald Trump is rapidly running into the limits of his power to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexican border. A federal judge made that clear late Monday by blocking the president’s attempt to restrict asylum-seekers at the border. And Trump’s own military commanders reinforced the point Tuesday with yet another round of uncertainty about the 5,800 active-duty troops they sent to the border region shortly before the midterm elections, retreating from a day-old estimate that they could begin returning home this week.Story Continued Below Meanwhile, the caravans of thousands of Central Americans continue moving north through Mexico — unblocked by either Trump’s Nov. 9 asylum proclamation or the deployments of U.S. troops whose main duties have included placing concertina wire and other barriers at ports of entry. So far, the Pentagon has resisted requests from the Department of Homeland Security that troops go beyond that mission by providing an … [Read more...] about Trump stumbles in attempts to thwart migrant caravan
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By CLIVE THOMPSON NOV. 14, 2018 Intelligent chatbots could automate away nearly all of our commercial interactions — for better or for worse. The Tech And Design Issue May A.I. Help You? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next Intelligent chatbots could automate away nearly all of our commercial interactions — for better or for worse. By CLIVE THOMPSONNOV. 14, 2018 Two years ago, Alison Darcy built a robot to help out the depressed. As a clinical research psychologist at Stanford University, she knew that one powerful way to help people suffering from depression or anxiety is cognitive behavioral therapy, or C.B.T. It’s a form of treatment in which a therapist teaches patients simple techniques that help them break negative patterns of thinking. C.B.T. is not … [Read more...] about May A.I. Help You?