Tech combats pandemics; Russian election interference; Disney post-Iger | Tech in :60 | GZERO Media

Hello, I’m Nicholas Thompson. I’m the Editor-in-chief of WIRED and this is Tech In 60 Seconds. Let’s go. A huge one. Technology moves quickly. Pandemics move quickly. You need technology to map it, you need technology in your response, you need new technology to build new hospitals quickly. There’s a new story this week that was interesting about Chinese doctors using A.I. to diagnose coronavirus. Yet another good use of technology to combat a pandemic. Well, Russian bots have been messing with all kinds of social media and they’re doing it to promote Bernie Sanders, it seems. Now, why would they do that? Well, I don’t know. A. Maybe they want chaos and they think Sanders will cause chaos. B. Maybe they want Trump to win again and they think Sanders is most likely to lose. C. Maybe they actually think Sanders will have the most generous policies towards Russia. Or D. Maybe they actually think the news would break about them supporting Sanders, and that would hurt Sanders, and really they’re worried that Sanders would be the strongest opponent to Trump. Basically, we don’t know. My guess is it’s probably A, they are probably trying to create chaos. I don’t think so. Disney is in pretty good shape. The announcement he made was pretty rational. What I don’t understand is why it happened right now? It’s possible something else is going on, something fishy. That would be a bad sign. But based on what we know right now, I think it’s okay. See you next week.

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  1. Why would the Russians want Trump to win again? He’s done zero for them. America’s energy independence and energy exports have hurt Russia. Wouldn’t they want the socialist Bernie to win? His policies would destroy the US economy instantly.

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