Technology and Beyond

By Pana Asavavatana | A collection of articles around robots, computers, artificial intelligence, and the future of technology.

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Candy Heart messages written by a neural network

Around Valentine’s Day in the US and UK, these things called candy hearts (or conversation hearts or sweethearts) appear: small and sugary, bearing a …

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Is a Social Media Presence More Powerful Than a Degree?

It started with an Instagram post. "I remember the old days when you needed a degree and a resume to get a job. Now you need 10k followers and a …

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

Technology has Become Water

There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, …

Google's Big Changes to Search: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday morning, Google announced some major changes meant to fight the fake news and hate speech that keep polluting its search results.<p>The …

Copyright & Censorship on Instagram: How Marie Claire Stole My Photo

Yesterday I found out that one of my photos was misused, stolen if you ask me, by a major international company. Sadly this type of thing is so …

Want to Break Stereotypes in STEM and Computing? Take a Look at Computer History

column | Technology in School<p>Want to Break Stereotypes in STEM and Computing? Take a Look at Computer History<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     …

Google opens up to kids under 13 with Family Link

Google has its eye on your kids.<p>The tech giant is opening up its many online services to kids under 13 with a new tool called Family Link: an app …

The Sticky Truth about Modern Written Language

What heiroglyphics, emoji, and stickers have in common.<p>The oldest written language in the world didn’t have an alphabet. When written language began, …

Incredible Animation Summarises Noam Chomsky's 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

85 min Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring …

Baby’s First Virtual Assistant

On Jan. 3, right before the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, toymaker Mattel’s Nabi division unveiled what it’s calling …

A lot of Instagram-loving foodies are perpetuating racist stereotypes about ethnic dishes

Hold up before you snap a photo of that pho: Your latest food-inspired Instagram post might be a little bit racist.<p>That’s according to Celeste Noche, a professional food photographer in Portland, Oregon, featured on an episode of The Racist Sandwich podcast, which explores food through the lens of …

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How We Broke Democracy

Our technology has changed this election, and is now undermining our ability to empathize with each other<p><i>(Updated for 2018)</i><p>The thing that has become …

The Purpose of Photography in a Post-Truth Era

Theatrics are an integral part of the American presidential inauguration. A well-located stage, many actors, a few scripted roles, costumes, crowds …

It’s Not Enough to Know What News Is Fake. Help Stop Its Spread With Slate’s New Tool.

One of the more extreme symptoms of media dysfunction in the past several months has been the ascendance of “fake news”—fabricated news stories that …

Most Americans Who See Fake News Believe It, New Survey Says

An exclusive Ipsos poll conducted for BuzzFeed News found that 75% of American adults who were familiar with a fake news headline viewed the story as accurate.<p>Fake news headlines fool American adults about 75% of the time, according to a large-scale new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for …

Blue light has a dark side

Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, can be harmful to your health.<p>Updated: December 30, …

Blue Feed, Red Feed - WSJ.com

Methodology<p>What is this?<p>Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.<p>In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; …

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The Algorithmic Democracy

AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose.<p>The day before the election, as millions of Americans were feeling confident that the vast majority of the country shared their opinions, a pair of researchers at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute published a paper …

You’re about to fall in love with a $180 robot

This is probably how Westworld began<p>He looks like a toy truck when he’s sitting on the shelf. A $180 toy truck.<p>Setting him up is pretty easy. You plug his charger into the wall, download the app to your iPhone or Android device, and connect to him as you would to any WiFi network in your phone’s …

Free Stock Photo Websites

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>Today I gathered a solid collection of free image websites. As …

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