Copenhagen is making a great leap forward into the future.
Three key things that must not be ignored.
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
Despite claims of scientific differences, the real reason behind the lack of women in computing is cultural, not biological.
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Technology enables many ways of interacting. We need to be more specific and scientific.
The so-called 'Mamils' are looking for good mental health – not a chance to relive their youth.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard died of complications from ALS on July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky.
To the recently deceased playwright, the nation's greatest tragedy was its move from an agricultural society to an urban, industrial one.
Technology has provided both sex workers and their clients greater mobility and anonymity, opening sex work up to new markets.
The car, the phone and the internet have changed the way the sex work industry operates, but debates about regulation have not advanced with new technologies.
Those who got advice from the online calculator in the study showed a small, but statistically significant, increase in trust towards robo-advice.
Robo-advice might prove most useful to those who need it the most, making them feel more competent and in control.
The quest for technology to be the salvation of humankind neglects to consider some darker truths that lead to dystopia.
It hasn't been a good round of earnings for Silicon Valley's big names.
A glimpse of tomorrow's world.
How can we ensure technology brings prosperity to us all?
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments.
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
A robot sculpts a recreation of the Ancient Greek work Laocoon and his Sons, which was exhibited in Linz last year.
Artists invented the word 'robot', but now robots are becoming artists, or at least assistants, themselves. As robots get smarter, artists will find more and more uses for them, particularly in sculpture.
Voice authentication technology could be used to increase blockchain security.
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Providing security in the blockchain would convert into a degree of predictability in the technology. If this was shown to work in the long term, it would also create trust.
The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women, and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public spaces, need to be considered.
'Creepshots' are provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns regarding technology and bodily autonomy.
Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. The inscription behind it is a paraphrase of Aeschylus that reads: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends”.
How the idea of a hyper-connected society could quickly go from utopia to dystopia and why neither scenario is likely to last.
Should children under the age of 13 be given access to smartphones?
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
Tabatha Bundesen’s pet Tardar Sauce became an Internet sensation known as “Grumpy Cat” for a resting facial appearance that resembles a look of dissatisfaction. Now, scientists are starting to be able to read animal emotions from their expressions.
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Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
Future food will shift to alternative proteins such as insects, like this 3D-printed biscuit made of insect flour by designer Penelope Kupfer.
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Climate change, insects and urban farm towers are a few things that will change how and what we eat in the future.