Articles by Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru.

Zurich Policyholder Dispute Highlights Danger of Calling Out Cyber Attackers: Opinion

The $100 million lawsuit that Mondelez, the maker of Oreos and Cadbury chocolate, has brought against Zurich Insurance Group shows that governments should be more careful about identifying the would-be culprits in putative cyber-wars: Such claims can have unintended consequences, …

Competition in Artificial Intelligence Is Like New Space Race: Viewpoint

It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news is that, as the technology progresses, the race for leadership is still …

Humans Must Fight the Driverless Dystopia: Viewpoint

Two iconic figures in the car industry — former General Motors head of product development Bob Lutz and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn — have recently outlined competing visions for the future of transportation. Lutz’s is a merciless dystopia of …

How to Make Facebook Liable for Its Content: Viewpoint

Now that U.S. politicians know that Facebook is unable to stop malicious actors from using it to influence public opinion, the social network is doing its best to avoid tougher regulatory treatment. It shouldn’t be able to get off so …

Individual or Corporate? Two Visions of the Sharing Economy

Google’s driverless car and Apple’s deal to buy Beats Electronics, primarily for its streaming music service, represent the latest moves in a battle between two visions of the sharing economy: One in which the goods being shared belong to the …