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You leave bits of your personal data behind online, and companies are happy to trade in them. metamorworks/ iStock/Getty Images Plus

AI could constantly scan the internet for data privacy violations, a quicker, easier way to enforce compliance

Data privacy regulations are being adopted to protect internet users. Today, humans need to read those rules to ensure compliance. New research suggests machines could interpret them in real time.
The digital economy includes small holder farmers being able to access finance on a mobile device without having to go to a bank. Shutterstock

The digital economy is becoming ordinary. Best we understand it

The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows.
AI systems may soon be able to generate texts that can pass for human work. Such technology has many positives, but could also result in widespread generation of false texts (including fake news). SHUTTERSTOCK

OK computer: to prevent students cheating with AI text-generators, we should bring them into the classroom

AI-powered text generators are becoming increasingly easy to access. Rather than banning their use by students, educators should think about incorporating such tools into their curriculums.
Abandoned trolleys litter a roadside in Whalan, a suburb in Sydney’s outer west. Shutterstock

The war on abandoned trolleys can be won. Here’s how

Abandoned trolleys are an all-too-common sight. A solution to this intractable problem depends on a combination of policy and legal changes, public engagement and tracking technology.
Emotion recognition technology, an outgrowth of facial recognition technology, continues to advance quickly. Steve Jurvetson/flickr

AI can now read emotions – should it?

A report calls for banning the use of emotion recognition technology. An AI and computer vision researcher explains the potential and why there's growing concern.

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