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Is AI a Threat to Democracy?

Yuval Harari, best-selling author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, believes that recent technological developments are intimately correlated with the rising authoritarianism in liberal democracies. How so? Firstly, AI and other technologies are making
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Lost Pets Located with Facial Recognition Technology

Every year in the US, it is estimated that 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats enter shelters. When your pet is a part of your family, it is devastating
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The SnotBot: Bringing Democracy Through Whale Snot

The SnotBot is a hexacopter drone plastered with petri dishes that flies over a whale’s blowhole and through the plume of whale snot in the name of science and democracy.
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Google Duplex: An Introvert’s Dream or the Tech We Love to Hate

In 2017, Google launched Smart Reply, which suggests three responses to your emails. In 2018, Smart Compose arrived, which predictively offers complete sentences as you are drafting a message. Recipients of these messages
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Art Teaches AI How to Create

The viral app of 2018 was Google’s Arts and Culture. Using a feature of the app, users could take a selfie which was then turned into data points. This would be
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Adinkras and Our Influence in the Universe

Adinkras are visual symbols used to convey a message. Created by the Akan in Ghana, Africa, there are around 400 such symbols that are used to express the Akan philosophy of
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Robots Must Learn to Think Like Little Children

Scientist Deb Roy has been building robots since he was a child. He has been the chief media scientist at Twitter(2013-2017) and is also a tenured professor at MIT. Ten-plus
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Blind Passengers Feel the View

Until recently, design has mostly failed the disability community. The growing conversation around inclusivity has led to many breakthroughs in accessible design innovation. Ford’s Feel the View, a smart car
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Robotic Skins’ Multipurpose Design Has Unlimited Potential Uses in Space

OmniSkins were developed by Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and her associates at Yale University. The project was primarily funded by a research grant from NASA.
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Our Robots, Ourselves

“Almost everything we touch these days is touched by artificial intelligence. This technology is so ingrained all around us and it’s going to make up so much of what we
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When Jesus Doesn’t Answer

One of the hardest areas of our Christian walk is faith and trust in Jesus in the hard times. Those times where we want to hear the audible voice of God. We wish we could talk to Jesus just like we talk to our best friend. Jesus is supposed to be our best friend. Why doesn’t he talk back? Is he really God at all? If he is, why is he so silent? Where is he?
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Five Reasons Everyone Should Own a Few Jazz Albums

Here’s a list of occasions in a civilized adult’s life when jazz is truly the best choice.
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Musings on ‘Shrooms and Work

I’d like to take a few minutes to direct your attention to mushrooms. 
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