Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
While sovereign governments need to develop coherent frameworks to regulate cryptocurrency, permanent solutions will be found through international co-operation.
A new report suggests one in four jobs could be at risk in cities outside the south.
Big data provides a rich picture of the physical city, but it won't tell us much about the social city – that's where agent-based modelling comes in.
By surrendering to technology are humans sleepwalking into a future where free will is less and less of an option?
If young people are equipped with the right skills in school, entrepreneurship becomes a viable career option.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
Go on, use your imagination.
Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It's time we all found the time to daydream.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
Trust in online systems varies around the world.
Around the world, people are both increasingly dependent on, and distrustful of, digital technology. New research suggests ways this conflict could unfold.
Indigenous knowledge has aided and enhanced modern science and technology for centuries, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, speaks about climate change at the global COP22 conference in Marrakech, Morocco, in November 2016.
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Traditional Indigenous knowledge and science has aided the development of modern scientific knowledge, and including Indigenous people in science is essential to its future.
Affordable tractors improved food security in Nigeria
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There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.
Can technology be tamed? Or have we already lost complete control?
Much like the fictitious Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel, more and more scientists are running away from their real-life creations.
Rather than conflict, seek togetherness.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
The Luvabella robotic dolls are reportedly one of this season’s most wanted toys. It’s time to pause and ask about its impact on children.
The technological revolution has hit the doll aisle this holiday season in the form of artificial intelligence dolls. What does it mean for children's development, to confuse real bodies with machines?
A team of technologists have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical.
A report released today by the world’s largest technical professional organisation is designed to help humanity avoid a robot apocalypse.
Protect the baby boomers in your life when you give them them technology gifts by giving them the gift of time to go along with their new device.
Gifting techno-gadgets to baby boomers may be a good idea but may also put them at risk from sophisticated surveillance technology. To protect them, give the gift of time to go along with the new device.
Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on.
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Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
A yet to be fully-caffeinated person browses the web.
Online usability demands keep trumping security measures that are designed to keep our data safe online.
Humanoid robots at an international robotics competition in Tehran, Iran, during 2014. Students from 22 countries, including Canada, were competing during the three-day event.
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In their relentless pursuit of research commercialization, and bigger robots, universities might miss the real opportunity of technology - to make our world a better place.