Tag: Technology

Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Americans express broad concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of computer programs making important decisions in people’s lives according to Pw [...]
Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

CNN reports that "every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U [...]
Can VR Teach Racial Empathy?

Can VR Teach Racial Empathy?

1,000 Cut Journey’ is an immersive virtual reality experience in which the viewer becomes Michael Sterling, a black man, encountering racism as a youn [...]
AI Startup Seeks to Create Unbiased News by Combining Human Intuition With Algorithm-based Research

AI Startup Seeks to Create Unbiased News by Combining Human Intuition With Algorithm-based Research

It’s hard to trust the news in 2018. People rely on non-biased reporting from journalists. If it’s not tainted local news coloring people’s opinions, [...]
Macron on how AI will shape the future, and threaten democracy

Macron on how AI will shape the future, and threaten democracy

Technology has a powerful influence on our identity and society.  In a fascinating interview with Wired's Nicholas Thompson, French president Emmanuel [...]
Will Blackness be Relevant in the Future?

Will Blackness be Relevant in the Future?

In my last Article, How I'm dealing with the Rise of Racism, I wrote personally about what it means to be black/brown today in America [...]
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

This is a must read by Jean M. Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of Generation Me and iGen.  In her com [...]
How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap

How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap

Robots can also lend a hand of sorts. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com Cynthia Matuszek, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Despite innov [...]
Uber Is No More of a Boys Club Than Other Tech Companies

Uber Is No More of a Boys Club Than Other Tech Companies

Uber published its first diversity report in a bid to restore its image as an attractive employer for everybody, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Un [...]
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