Technology isn't value-neutral. Unless we understand the ethical assumptions behind our technology, we can't trust the solutions it offers.
Governments are using Big Data to design improvements and upgrades of cities. But ethical questions need to be considered, lest we end up jeopardising citizens' privacy or deepen social inequalities.
Software tools for South Africa’s Nguni languages may assist with redress and effective communication.
Practice and experience is vital for acquiring a motor skill like handwriting.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Yes emerging technologies can pose risks - but regulation must focus on outcomes of the technology, not the technology itself.
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?
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
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.
Around the world, people are both increasingly dependent on, and distrustful of, digital technology. New research suggests ways this conflict could unfold.
Traditional Indigenous knowledge and science has aided the development of modern scientific knowledge, and including Indigenous people in science is essential to its future.
There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.
Much like the fictitious Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel, more and more scientists are running away from their real-life creations.