Graham Webster on Muck Rack

Graham Webster

Oakland, CA
Publisher and Writer, US-China Week

Sr. fellow, Paul Tsai China Center @YaleLawSch. DigiChina fellow @NewAmerica. Affiliated @YaleISP. Writes U.S.–China Week: Solidarity.

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RT @mattsheehan88: @gwbstr Agree that location of the research far less relevant than before, but think proximity still matters to a d…
@emilyrauhala Love this stuff. I covet the blingy hat version.
As @mattsheehan88 notes, US and Chinese companies already trade people, and Chinese and US and other people already roam among research institutes. A lot of the basic breakthroughs end up published and then datasets, infrastructure, and parameters decide who uses them best.
Some of the NYT coverage people have found "normalizing" is junk and indeed normalizing. But the basic instinct to remind readers in the local echo chamber that these beliefs actually exist, and that they're not going away by shaming alone, is laudable.
Interesting grappling with a potential ethical quandary for Google if machine learning advances in its China lab get used for authoritarian ends. I'm not sure it's super relevant that the lab is in China for this dilemma, though. 
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