Artificial intelligence (AI) is the tech of the day, and the NHS is utilising tech startups to provide care for patients with greater speed and accuracy.
From 16 May-26 August 2019, the Barbican is hosting an exploration and celebration of artificial intelligence.
Biofuels and electric power are set to revolutionise how we fly.
Hospital staff, architects, and patients can contribute to designing hospital spaces that promote better communication and patient care.
The autonomous boats of the roundAround project are demonstrating how science, technology, and design can combine to meet urban challenges.
Facial recognition technology has multiple flaws. One of its biggest – it’s not very good at recognising faces.
The BioRock experiments set to take place onboard the International Space Station could lead to a better understanding of how to make planetary bodies habitable for human life.
It’s cheaper and less sophisticated, but floodplain mapping model (FLDPLN) is helping emergency managers plan for flood disasters in Kansas, USA.
It’s no secret that unrealistic images of beauty damages self-esteem, but research, campaigns, and policy change may help end impossible beauty standards set by advertisers.
In 2016, President Barack Obama went to bat for Newtok, a small Alaskan village under threat from flooding due to climate change.
It’s the pesky unknowns that keep CRISPR scientists up at night, as they ponder the release of mosquitos with gene drives designed to prevent the spread of malaria.
Privacy and freedom of expression are protected under the Human Rights Convention, and human rights groups are asking for their case against the UK government to be heard at the Grand Chamber.
Construction of a giant telescope is set to continue on top of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, but protestors will not give up their fight to protect their scared mountain.
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.