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Will Making AI A Part Of Our Daily Lives Alleviate Current Tech Trust Issues?

Applied deep learning has brought out wonderful applications. But at the same time it is becoming more and more evident that this AI algorithms can …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Artificial Intelligence

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Apps

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users' data

Company reveals up to 87m people may have been affected as Mark Zuckerberg takes responsibility for ‘a huge mistake’<p>The Facebook data of up to 87 million people – 37 million more than previously reported – may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, the company has revealed.<p>This …

Cambridge Analytica

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Twitter violates womens’ human rights, according to Amnesty International

Twitter has found itself under fire again. This time, it’s coming from Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights. Amnesty International’s new report, “#ToxicTwitter: Violence and abuse against women online,” details Twitter’s failures to ensure safety …

Rights & Freedoms

Cambridge Analytica Is A Symptom Of The Bigger Facebook Problem

It makes little sense to be outraged about microtargeting by Cambridge Analytica and yet be entirely comfortable with the global surveillance machine …

Cambridge Analytica

Twitter not protecting women from abuse, says Amnesty

Twitter is failing to prevent online violence and abuse against women, creating a toxic environment for them, Amnesty International has claimed.<p>In a report published on Wednesday, the day that Twitter celebrates 12 years since the first tweet, Amnesty said the social network responded …

Social Media

A Huge Global Study On Driverless Car Ethics Found The Elderly Are Expendable

In 2016 researchers at the MIT Media Lab launched Moral Machine, a game of ethics which presents players with the kind of road choices which driverless vehicles will soon have to make.<p>Should a driverless car swerve to save a pedestrian crossing the road illegally, while sacrificing its own …

Autonomous Cars

Commentary: Go beyond addressing deliberate online falsehoods to encourage a thinking society

The Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods began its hearings on Wednesday (Mar 14). Channel NewsAsia’s Bharati Jagdish discusses how we as …

Critical Thinking

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

New Jersey

How Facebook and Candy Crush Got You Hooked

<b>Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.</b> <i>World of Warcraft. Angry Birds</i>. The most successful tech products have one thing in common: They're addictive. And users …

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

The Formula for Phone Addiction Might Double As a Cure

In September 2007, 75 students walked into a classroom at Stanford. Ten weeks later, they had collectively amassed 16 million users, $1 million …

Silicon Valley

Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use

When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the …

Education Technology

New campaign targets tech's 'real-time experiment on our kids'

Common Sense and the Center for Humane Technology launch an initiative to push for awareness of the effects of tech on children.<p>If you're worried about the effects of technology on kids, you're not alone.<p>The Center for Humane Technology, in partnership with nonprofit Common Sense, is launching a …

Kids

I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me.

It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.<p>It was a fall day in 2014, and my classroom was full of excitement. My students had transformed themselves into historical figures for a living history project. I was going to broadcast it online so other schools could watch …

Teaching

New Study of 20,000 Families Says Screen Time Is Totally Fine For Kids After All

You can't put the digital genie back in the bottle, researchers say.<p>When I found out I was going to become a dad a few years ago, I grew obsessed with reading everything I could find on how to raise successful kids.<p>If there's one piece of advice I heard over and over, it's this: Screen time is …

Research

Infographic: How Much Privacy People Will Give Up for Personalized Experiences

Consumers around the world get frustrated when brands fail to deliver relevant, tailored experiences, something they are increasingly demanding. …

Customer Experience

What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018

Up until this year, organizations could often afford to overlook the bigger picture for various digital upgrades, improvements, and modernization. In …

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.<p>"You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way — homework and staying in …

Silicon Valley

Here’s why fighting fake news is harder on WhatsApp than on Facebook

Editor's note: This article has been updated with information from Boatos.org, a Brazilian fact-check

Internet

Confirmation Bias

Where do your beliefs and opinions come from? If you are like most people, you probably like to think that your beliefs are the result of years of …

Psychology

Out-of-home and into your pocket

With consumers’ eyes fixed on mobile screens event while on the move, how is the out-of-home medium getting them to look at large-scale billboards, …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

5 Tips for Running Your Company’s Social Media Program

A quick Google search reveals that there are thousands of people online who want to give you advice about how to run your social media program.<p>They …

Advertising Industry

How Marketing Will Change in a Post-Phone World

I have a hypothesis: once everyone gets their hands on an iPhone X, it won’t just mark the device’s 10th year of incremental evolution; it will also …

Apple Watch

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

Management

How to create a pivot table in Excel to slice and dice your data

Microsoft Excel 2016, found in the Office suite, is the latest and greatest spreadsheet application from Redmond, and there’s a good reason so many …

Analytics