It’s easy to assume that the decisions produced by an algorithm would be neutral. By letting an uninvested and objective machine make a decision on which applicant to hire, or who is guilty in a criminal trial, it feels as though there should be a more accurate outcome than by allowing a biased and subjective human to decide. It seems, however, that this is not the case: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is inheriting the biases of its human creators.
What could turn respected scientists into a picture of excitable kids on Christmas Day? The mystery of fast radio bursts and the race to solve their hidden origins.
NASA is shining a light on the once hidden figures who powered their missions, and its opening its doors even wider to let in more light (and people).
A 2018 MIT report suggests that Asia has the capacity to become the world leader in AI. What are the drivers behind Asia’s leadership capacity? And where does Africa stand with its burgeoning AI research agenda?
It may be a male-dominated industry, but Girls in Tech are empowering women to build successful careers in the tech industry.
CRISPR technology is being used to alter DNA in the name of de-extinction and conservation. How can we make sense of this ethically sensitive field?
The development of new technology means that AI is being used to counter bias in the US criminal justice system. But what about human accountability? Should the criminal justice system take responsibility for individual and institutional prejudice or hide implicit bias behind technology?
Recent investigations led experts to think that the one of the greatest heist in history – the theft of around US$534 million worth of New Economic Movement (NEM) cryptocoins – might be linked to Russian hackers, instead of North Korean ones as previously suspected.
Science enriches our lives, but it can also seem abstract and out of reach. Art is grounded in both subjective and collective experiences and requires an engaged audience to bring it to life.
Egypt has loosened its grip on cryptocurrencies. A ban issued in January 2018 by the current Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam, has now been lifted.
On May 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that social media giant Facebook had recruited financial firms and merchants to build its own cryptocurrency. On the same day, Libra Networks was registered in Geneva, Switzerland.
If there’s one only thing that discourage companies and retailers to implement crypto-based payments for their products is the extreme volatile nature of cryptocurrencies.
This week, a last blow hit Chinese telecom provider Huawei when Google withdrew its license to use Android, widely harming its smartphones and devices’ marketability.
Machine learning and CCS has the potential to transform Earth’s eco-system – but they must be adopted cautiously.
In the world of the very small, nature and technology are being combined to solve some of humankind’s greatest problems. Yet, our next generation may end up paying the price for today’s successes.
With an increase in healthcare related apps, technology is helping people take charge of their health in new and exciting ways.
Emotion detection and recognition is a $20 billion industry. But, is it being used for social good?
Once a competitor to Facebook, Path is set to shut down after 8 years of service.
Facebook’s attempts to limit the impact of fake news may be having an impact, a new study has shown.
Now, according to new information, the search engine would tie users phone numbers to the searches they make through the platform.
Dubbed the ‘meme killer’ online, the latest controversial development from the EU is surprisingly not Brexit related.
Social media companies have pledged to get serious about tackling online disinformation campaigns in recent months.
The Russian arms manufacturer Klashinkov has announced a new electric vehicle to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla series of electric cars
Internet and mobile provider Verizon slowed the internet speeds of devices used by the Santa Clara County Fire Department.
Greater Change is aiming to change the way people donate to those suffering on the streets.
Google’s anti censorship stance is questioned as new app conforms to Chinese content limits.
The EU just issue Google a record-breaking fine, but will the fine change the way Google operates or dent their profits?
Could the new iOS update have introduced a flaw that allows USB devices access to the device?
Article 13 forms part of the new European Union Copyright Directive, which mostly updates common copyright law but could deal a powerful blow to internet culture.
The Pixel 2 has finally arrived, but can Google take on the mighty iPhone X and Amazon Alexa?