11 May 2018

Big Tech Is An Extractive Industry, It Must Be Regulated As Such

The biggest scandal of the power of Big Tech is not privacy. There is a

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08 May 2018

The Tech Bias : Why Silicon Valley Needs Social Theory

In the summer of 2017, a now infamous memo came to light. Written by James Damore, then

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07 May 2018

How Well Prepared Are Local Governments To Respond To Cyberthreats?

Within the past few weeks, two large American cities learned that their information systems were

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04 May 2018

Dungeons & Dragons, Not Chess & Go : Why AI Needs Roleplay

Everyone had died – not that you’d know it, from how they were laughing about

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03 May 2018

How To Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — & Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica thinks that I’m a “Very Unlikely Republican.” Another political data firm, ALC Digital,

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26 Apr 2018

Israeli Spies Spied Russian Spies Spying On American Spy

No, it actually isn’t the plot of a movie. It’s a chain of events described in

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23 Apr 2018

With Smart Cities, Your Every Step Will Be Recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones

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20 Apr 2018

The Rise Of The Rest (Of The World)

American cities still have the edge when it comes to high-tech startups and venture capital,

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19 Apr 2018

Could Singapore Hold The Secret To Preparing Workers For An Uncertain Future?

It’s called second-skilling: developing your skills for a new job while you’re still working. The

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19 Apr 2018

Why Getting Back To The Moon Is So Damn Hard

The $20 million Lunar X Prize was supposed to send startups into space. The cost

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18 Apr 2018

How The U.S. Needs To Prepare For The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Government indifference toward AI could let the US lose ground to rival countries. But what

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18 Apr 2018

Robot Cities: Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors.

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17 Apr 2018

It’s Time To Regulate ‘Smart City’ Technology, Too

This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into

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12 Apr 2018

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came

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12 Apr 2018

How Do You Identify Fake News?

Remember when 318 people were shot in Chicago on Halloween 2015 and former President Barack Obama declared

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11 Apr 2018

Why The Business Model Of Social Media Giants Like Facebook Is Incompatible With Human Rights

Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to

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10 Apr 2018

Are Your Phone Camera & Microphone Spying On You?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of

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06 Apr 2018

Which are The Best Public Transit-Friendly Cities in America?

Living in a city that has great public transit access can be a big bonus

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06 Apr 2018

Technologies That Are Driving The Online Casinos Of Today

The technologies driving the online casinos of today have evolved gradually and tremendously over the

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05 Apr 2018

How The New Science Of Computational History Is Changing The Study Of The Past

Applying network theory to medieval records suggests that historical events are governed by “laws of

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05 Apr 2018

Europe’s Most Densely Populated Square Kilometres – Mapped

Prof Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield has crunched data from the Global Human Settlement Layer

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03 Apr 2018

What Will New Zealand’s New Government Bring For Towns And Cities?

Almost 90% of New Zealand’s population is urbanised. Getting policy right for towns and cities

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02 Apr 2018

What Smartphone Photography Is Doing To Our Memories

Sharing photos may subtly change what — and how — we remember. Though they may

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02 Apr 2018

The Stockholm Metro: World’s Most Beautiful Underground System

The underground in Sweden’s capital city is not just a public transportation system but the world’s

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02 Apr 2018

Infographic: Conquering The World – Chatbots Gone Wild

Are Chatbots the Next Big Thing? Businesses are always looking for new and innovative ways

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28 Mar 2018

What Does Particle Physics Have To Do With Art Authentication & Restoration?

This year is the European year of cultural heritage, but what does particle physics have

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27 Mar 2018

Academic Town: The Soviet Union’s Answer To America’s Silicon Valley

Tucked away in a remote forest of birch and pine in the heart of Siberia,

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26 Mar 2018

Massive Study Of Chess Games Reveals How & Why Humans Make Mistakes

Decision making is influenced by the complexity of the situation, the skill of the decision

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26 Mar 2018

Singapore Changi Airport 2018: World’s Best Airport For 6th Consecutive Year

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted by air travellers as the world’s best at the

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24 Mar 2018

A Brief History Of The Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch. On July 9,

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23 Mar 2018

How To Manipulate Facebook & Twitter Instead Of Letting Them Manipulate You

Twitter and Facebook have vast control over our online lives. Here are six ways to

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23 Mar 2018

How Long Can The World’s ‘Least Sustainable’ City Survive?

Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a

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23 Mar 2018

Beyond The AI Hype: AI Is Here And Now, And Adoption Is Rising

There is no doubt that AI is the topic that is going to dominate 2018

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22 Mar 2018

Why Australian Cities Are Crying Out For Better Planning

Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government

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22 Mar 2018

AI Tackles The Vatican’s Secrets

Even church archivists don’t know what mysteries lie hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives, since

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21 Mar 2018

Why Is Google Working With The Pentagon?

Given its “Do No Evil” motto, Google’s decision to work with the world’s most robust

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20 Mar 2018

Robots Could Make The UK’s North-South Divide Even Worse

Technological progress is normal. A steady flow of new developments enables a gradual increase in

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15 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Materials’ Quantum Leap

The prospect of powerful new quantum computers comes with a puzzle. They’ll be capable of

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15 Mar 2018

AI Keeps Mastering Games, But Can It Win in the Real World?

The challenges of moving bots off the chess board and into the mess of life.

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14 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Genetic Fortune-Telling

One day, babies will get DNA report cards at birth. These reports will offer predictions

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13 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Perfect Online Privacy

True internet privacy could finally become possible thanks to a new tool that can—for instance—let

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12 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Zero-Carbon Natural Gas

The world is probably stuck with natural gas as one of our primary sources of

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09 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Babel-Fish Earbuds

In the cult sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you slide a yellow Babel fish

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08 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Dueling Neural Networks

Artificial intelligence is getting very good at identifying things: show it a million pictures, and

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08 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : AI For Everybody

Artificial intelligence has so far been mainly the plaything of big tech companies like Amazon,

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07 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Sensing City

Numerous smart-city schemes have run into delays, dialed down their ambitious goals, or priced out

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07 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : 3-D Metal Printing

While 3-D printing has been around for decades, it has remained largely in the domain

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07 Mar 2018

Why Buses Could Be History, Sooner Than You Think

In 1890, no one foresaw the rise of the internal combustion engine: horses were the

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07 Mar 2018

Life Imitating Art, Architectures Imitating Nature

“These biomimetic designs reflect the natural world.” Architects have long been inspired by nature. Evidence

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05 Mar 2018

Norway Will Spend $13 Million To Upgrade Its Doomsday Seed Vault

Norway will spend 100 million Norwegian Crowns ($12.7 million) to upgrade the doomsday seed vault it built

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