When algorithms make decisions with real-world consequences, they need to be fair.
A machine learning expert predicts a new balance between human and machine intelligence is on the horizon. For that to be good news, researchers need to figure out how to design algorithms that are fair.
Many Kenyan students have had limited access to computers.
Integrating technology into schools involves understanding the dynamic relationship between technology, how it's used in the classroom and the content of the curriculum.
Coding can enhance children’s creativity and their understanding of mathematics.
Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
Will quantum computers ever reliably best classical computers?
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever.
An employee creates punch cards using information from a filled in 1950 Census Population Form.
U.S. Census Bureau
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card.
Clifford Berry stands by the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
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The first computer, named the ABC, was built at Iowa State University. But for a long time, few had heard of it.
Researchers have developed implants small enough to fit inside brain cells.
An algorithm is just following rules designed either directly or indirectly by a human.
Algorithms are only human (well, designed by humans) but we need to trust they'll do what they're supposed to do. And that means we need a better way to test them.
French startup LightOn is currently on working on developing light-powered technologies.
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Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.
A dilution refrigerator used to test quantum processor prototypes.
The head of Google's Quantum AI Labs, Hartmut Neven, claims the current speed of development means a quantum computing breakthrough is near.
Humans are the weak link in cyber security. But there may be a solution to making us safer, using the technology of exercise and lifestyle apps
Many other key arrangements have been tried. Some are claimed to be easier to learn or faster to use than QWERTY. But none has proved good enough to beat QWERTY.
The earliest typewriters had the letter keys in alphabetical order. The trouble was that if you hit two keys quickly the levers would jam.
Society needs cybersecurity professionals who can protect systems and mitigate damage.
The first thing to know is that Siri is not a "who" – Siri is a "what".
A seven-qubit quantum device at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
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Computers were once considered high-end technology, only accessible to scientists and trained professionals. Today, almost everyone has one. Will quantum computing follow the same path?
Teaching young people to analyze TV commercials will serve them well in other areas of life, researchers say.
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Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
Law enforcement agencies can force access to your encrypted systems.
Both the Coalition and Labor agreed to new laws that will give law enforcement agencies the power to access encrypted systems.
Mario Klingemann’s ‘Neural Glitch Portrait 153552770’ was created using a generative adversarial network.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
The Mother of All Demos.
In 1968 computers were the size of a room. But after the founding of Intel and the introduction of the mouse that year they would eventually fit in a pocket – and change the Silicon Valley forever.
What does this code do – and what does it mean?
Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology.