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Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

<i>Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in</i> Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Scientific American<i>’s sister publication, as “D</i><i>igitale Demokratie statt</i> …

Graduates see career opportunities in growing demand for big data analytics

The answers to some of the challenges businesses face can be found in the volumes of data many corporations collect. The problem is much of that data …

WIRED Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future of Business | WIRED

Next List 2017<p>20 Tech Visionaries<p>Who Are Creating<p>the Future<p>Next List 2017: 20 People Who Are Creating the Future<p>by WIRED staff 04.25.17<p>Illustrations …

Kendrick Lamar

The Death Of The Textbook: How The Rising World Of Parenting And Education Apps Is Transforming Digital Learning

It's been a long time coming but we're starting to see a new dawn for educational resources. As the wider learning space moves towards more …

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Education

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen

The blockchain is a revolution that builds on another technical revolution so old that only the more experienced among us remember it: the invention of the database. First created at IBM in 1970, the importance of these relational databases to our everyday lives today cannot be overstated. …

What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners

Is blockchain technology the new internet?<p>The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known …

Blockchain

What it’ll take to forge peace in cyberspace

<i>The international community has finally started a serious conversation about norms in cyberspace. But reaching a global consensus still needs the</i> …

China Is Now The De Facto Leader Of Globalization

With Donald Trump in office, Xi Jinping will become the foremost proponent of an open global economy and the battle against climate change.<p>President Xi Jinping’s appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the first by a Chinese president, comes at both an auspicious and inauspicious …

Stephen Hawking: Technology is making inequality worse

Stephen Hawking warns that great technological advances can leave most people "miserably poor."<p>The well-known British physicist and author said technology is partly to blame for the rise in income inequality.<p>"Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, …

How Tech is Starting to Battle Sexism in AI

What will it take to remove sexism from AI?<p>Siri, Alexa, Amelia, Amy, and Cortana all have something in common. They may have been created by …

Artificial Intelligence

Never been sniffed: Biotech unlocks mysteries of scent - CNN Style

Written by Nick Gilbert, CNN<p>Nick Gilbert is a writer & expert specializing in fragrance.<p>Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine.<p>Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology …

Netflix Will Let Viewers Choose What Happens During TV Episodes

Netflix is experimenting with technology that could give you more control over what happens in your favorite shows.<p>Netflix told Digital Spy it will …

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity

Should We Die?

Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.<p>“So, you don’t want to die?” I asked Zoltan Istvan, then the Transhumanist candidate for president, as we sat in the lobby of the University of Baltimore one day last fall.<p>“No,” he said, assuredly. “Never.”<p>Istvan, an …

Singularity

How to Capitalize on Instagram as a Small Business

Since it was first introduced five years ago, Instagram has overtaken Twitter to become the social media’s rising star for businesses. The platforms …

Public Relations

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Henrietta Lacks' Cells May Be Responsible For The Future Of Medicine

Her cells have contributed to nearly every area of medical research.<p>When Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old black woman from Virginia, sought treatment for stomach pain at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, doctors discovered a fast-growing cancerous tumor on Lacks’ cervix.<p>Doctors harvested …

The psychology of privacy in the era of the Internet of Things

<b>(CNN) —</b> A recent WikiLeaks document dump, purportedly from the CIA, claimed that the agency can hack smart TVs and place them in "fake-off" mode, allowing an owner's private conversations to be recorded and sent to a covert server.<p>Although many were surprised, in 2013, CNN reported on a flaw in …

Researchers secure the Internet of Everything with Dark Web tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The TOR network protects the anonymity of users in the Dark Web, now researchers think it’s the perfect tool to secure the …

The Future of Wearable Tech

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Jen Quinlan, Rithmio. Jen Quinlan, Rithmio<p>I have a confession to make. Despite my specialization in wearable technology, I …

Wearable Tech

Since the 17th century we’ve been strapping bits and pieces to our bodies in pursuit of technological nirvana<p>Wearable technology is arguably the most exciting area of consumer technology at the moment, but its beginnings go a lot further back than you might expect.

Wearable Tech

How to think like a futurist

<i>Pete Ryan</i><p>Want to reframe your view of what lies ahead? Innovation consultant Ari Wallach shares three transformative ways of thinking that could help …

Ian Pearson: Predictions about the world in 2050

New forms of technology are bound to change how we live.<p>Magic Leap<p>We asked Ian Pearson, a futurist with an 85% accuracy record, what new technology we can expect to see by 2050 and how it will change the way we live.<p>Scroll down to see Pearson's biggest predictions about the future:<p>View As: Slides<p>We …

View from the Intersection: Why We Need the Humanities and Arts

Many academics fear a decline of the humanities in education. As an engineering dean, I am of course a fervent supporter of science and technology …

Digital humanities and the future of technology in higher ed.

<i>This article is part of Future Tense, which is a partnership of Slate, the</i> <i>New America Foundation</i><i>, and</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>. On Wednesday, April</i> …

Jonathan Alter: The Most Important Discussion at SXSW Edu? ‘Changemaker Education’

<i>Austin, Texas</i><p>We all know that education— like most fields — is afflicted with jargon and fads and there was plenty of both at this year’s South By …

India: VR technology brings stark reality of sex trade to viewers

By <b>Reuters</b> | 3 March, 2017<p>VIRTUAL reality – used in gaming to bring players close to the action – is for the first time being deployed to fight human …

OUR WIRELESS FUTURE: All the tech that’s available today, and what’s coming in the next 10 years

Last month, Apple made a big push towards a wireless future.<p>By removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, Apple invigorated the idea of using wireless headphones to more people than ever before. The company's new completely wireless AirPods should help with that, too.<p>Getting people to switch from …