TECHNOLOGY

From robotics and artificial intelligence to next-gen electronics and digital realities—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of various technologies.

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https://500ish.com/fresh-content-for-stale-days-71f1a407f41
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500ish
Each night, it’s the same. “What should we watch?” “I guess continue the thing we’ve been watching?” “Yeah, but is there anything new?” If your household is anything like mine, this is the…
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https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/blue-sky/ct-watson-deborah-disanzo-ibm-health-bsi-20151204-story.html
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Chicago Tribune
Watson Health chief Deborah DiSanzo explains how IBM's computer is helping clinicians, now and in the future.
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https://www.fastcompany.com/3039891/gut-check
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Fast Company
Startups are harnessing the trillions of bacteria inside us to eradicate diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and more.
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https://betanews.com/2018/08/01/the-future-role-of-ai-in-fact-checking/
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Betanews
As an analyst, I’d like to have a universal fact checker. Something like the carbon monoxide detectors on each level of my home. Something that would sound an alarm when there’s danger of intellectual asphyxiation from choking on the baloney put forward by certain sales people, news organizations, governments, and educators, for example.
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https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/26/21154185/tempo-smart-home-gym-kinect-computer-vision-ai-form-correction
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The Verge
The Peloton for every fitness category already exists, but Tempo is differentiating itself by using AI computer vision to monitor a user’s form.
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/05/01/3-major-shifts-are-about-to-transform-manufacturing-as-we-know-it/#sm.0000uhujtmo5qe17uci2034tixmtc
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Singularity Hub
We are on the verge of transforming one of society’s most fundamental building blocks: manufacturing. As new technologies enable manufacturers to customize everything, these same agents are quickly turning consumers into inventors.
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https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/10/18/ibm-just-proved-quantum-computers-can-do-things-impossible-for-classical-ones/
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The Next Web
The debate over whether quantum computers will ever be able to do anything better than classical ones is over. A team of researchers just proved they can.
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http://www.fastcoexist.com/3036887/out-of-this-world-the-mysterious-mental-side-effects-of-traveling-into-space
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Fast Company
The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/29/robots-labour-tax-jobs
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The Guardian
The automation revolution will cost jobs and cause massive unrest. Those affected must be supported, writes Gaby Hinsliff
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https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-the-language-of-transhumanists-and-religion-so-similar
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Aeon
The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?
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https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-next-step-in-the-search-for-aliens-is-a-huge-telescope-and-a-ton-of-math/
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Five Thirty Eight
Aliens could be hiding on almost any of the Milky Way’s roughly 100 billion planets, but so far, we haven’t been able to find them (dubious claims to the contra…
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https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/200-times-faster-ever-speediest-quantum-operation-yet
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UNSW
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https://www.clickz.com/how-the-rise-of-gatekeepers-is-disrupting-the-travel-industry-and-what-to-do-about-it/112298/
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Clickz
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https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-10-17/how-immigrant-workers-are-preparing-automation-agriculture
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The World
Immigrants, who comprise the majority of agriculture industry workers in the US, are turning to training and education to make sure they’re not left behind by automation.
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/139-countries-could-get-all-of-their-power-from-renewable-sources1/
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Scientific American
Energy from wind, water and sun would eliminate nuclear and fossil fuels
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https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/659610/australia-public-cloud-services-spending-hit-10b-by-2022/
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ARN
Investment in cloud IaaS remains fastest-growing market
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https://onezero.medium.com/30-years-on-whats-next-fortheweb-6ce844ed147f
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One Zero
Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online. It’s a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also an opportunity to reflect on how…
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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/14/south-africa-launches-powerful-new-telescope/
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Aljazeera
The SKA will become operational by 2030 and explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe’s origins.
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https://www.clickz.com/personalized-video-future-marketing/207498/
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Clickz
Marketers love video content because consumers love video content. The problem is, there's a ton of it; 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Thanks to today's technology, brands can use personalized video to stand out.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/06/29/484029238/episode-708-bitcoin-divided
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NPR
Bitcoin was supposed to revolutionize the way money works. But the thing people love about it may be destroying it.
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https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/k7eb83/a-new-facility-is-turning-moon-dust-into-oxygen-for-future-space-settlers
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Vice
A prototype plant developed by the European Space Agency has successfully extracted oxygen from simulated moon dust in a small Dutch town.