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Is Artificial Intelligence Prejudiced?

If information being fed to a computer is biased, experts say artificial intelligence will be biased too. Artificial intelligence (AI) may be quicker and more capable than humans, but the one thing it hasn’t yet overcome is bias. It’s true — computers can be as prejudiced as humans. Biased code can produce unintended consequences, including incorrectly … Continued

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Digital Poets: Can Social Media Save Poetry?

Savvy social media stars use Instagram, Tumblr and other platforms to resurrect poetry and create a new genre of digital literature. In early summer, model Karlie Kloss published an Instagram post with a birthday tribute to her boyfriend of five years — Thrive Capital founder and Oscar Health cofounder Joshua Kushner. “My atoms love your … Continued

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Experts Explore How 5G Could Connect the Unconnected

Experts study socioeconomics and low-cost technologies to bring connectivity to rural towns and villages that currently lack internet access. With so many smartphones around, it’s hard to believe that more than half the world’s population still has no broadband connection. As 5G, the next generation wireless network, becomes available in 2020, some experts are exploring … Continued

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Dumpster Diving Robots: Using AI for Smart Recycling

Recycling facilities use robotic sorting stations and object-recognition technology to identify and put garbage in its proper place. Filled with intricate mazes of high-speed conveyor belts carrying yesterday’s garbage, high-tech recycling centers use sophisticated sensors to sort plastic from paper from aluminum. While this technology may streamline sorting, it’s not smart or nimble enough to … Continued

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Metro Makes Music from Sounds of Tennis Star Serena Williams

Digital mix master and music producer Metro Boomin takes original sounds of Serena Williams’ smashing forehand to create “Champion Sound.” After receiving his first laptop at age 13, Metro Boomin quickly became a prolific music producer. But little did he know a decade later he’d craft an anthem for the world’s top tennis women’s champion, … Continued

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How Student Makers Solve Real-World Problems

Student makers tackle real-world challenges with Maker Share missions, creating innovative tech solutions driven by hands-on learning and a passion to make a difference. Whenever teenager Hannah Edge suffered an asthma attack, it often resulted in a trip to the emergency room for a spirometry test. The bulky diagnostic machine, which tests lung function, always … Continued

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Inspiring a Love of Nature Through VR

From the sandstone dwellings of Petra to the sheer granite walls of Yosemite, computational photographer Greg Downing captures awe-inspiring places in VR. Photographer Greg Downing thought renting a donkey would be a good way to travel up the narrow cliffs to the lost ruins of Petra. After all, it’s a steep climb to the archaeological … Continued

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New Films Use Virtual Reality to Immerse Movie Fans

Leading filmmakers use 360-degree video, 3D-game-like environments, immersive sound, head mounted displays, motion chairs and even scent emitters to pull movie fans into the action. In one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, Dunkirk opens to hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs … Continued

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Top Model Turned Fashion Tech Pioneer Inspires New Makers

Anina Net went from runway model to wearable tech maker, paving the way for the next generation of tech-savvy fashion designers. After completing a fashion campaign for Gas Jeans, model Anina Net walked through the streets of Milan. Her face was everywhere: magazine covers, billboards, sides of buses. In that moment, she had a profound realization. … Continued

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Lama Nachman Keeps Stephen Hawking Talking with Assistive Tech

Believing anything is possible led Lama Nachman to become a groundbreaking engineer in predictive computing – and yes, she is on physicist Stephen Hawking’s speed dial. World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking had fans laughing when he auditioned people to find a replacement for his trademark computer-generated voice. The spoof for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day last … Continued

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5G Networks Are Not Just About Smartphones

Next generation wireless networks are built to connect cars, homes and machines using higher bandwidth and lower latency to power more than just smartphones. It’s no longer science fiction to see smart homes automatically control lights or alert owners whenever the refrigerator needs restocking. Already in many cities, smart cars drive autonomously, powered by sophisticated, … Continued

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Quirky, Collaborative Culture Makes Portland a Hotbed for VR

A diverse community of digital pioneers are building the foundation for Portland, Oregon to shape the future of virtual reality. It’s still science fiction to most of the world, but in the Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon, virtual reality (VR) has triggered a real life gold rush. “VR is sparking the imagination, and people … Continued

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Making Virtual Reality: How Creators Embrace a New Medium

VR creators describe why now is the time to learn the craft, and why they want to help create a VR breakthrough moment. In the 1960s, talk of virtual reality (VR) sounded more like dystopian science fiction than a promising new medium that immerses people in exciting experiences. A new generation of creators is moving … Continued

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Designing a Digital Traffic System for Commercial Drones

NASA scientists and technology industry leaders are creating an automated drone traffic system aimed at balancing flight efficiency and safety. By 2020, lower altitude skies could become wickedly dangerous. That’s when an estimated 2.6 million commercial drones will be in the wild, not to mention several million more flying robots owned and operated by consumers. … Continued

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Simulation Nation: How Companies Use VR to Create the Future

Auto, architecture and retail industry innovators show how virtual reality technologies will change the way companies do business. One of the best things about virtual reality (VR) is that in it, anything is possible. For entrepreneurs across many different industries, that means new opportunities for offering better, more accessible and personal products and services. “Because … Continued

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Pro Athletes and Gamers Train in Virtual Reality

Pro athletes and amateur gamers alike look to VR for real-world advantages in improving sports training and skills to make the perfect play. Before making one of the greatest comebacks in sports history during 2016’s Super Bowl 51, the New England Patriots spent countless hours training. Unlike most teams, not all this training was done … Continued

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Rise of Artificial Intelligence Opens New Career Paths

To meet the growing demand for AI expertise, companies are offering online education courses to prepare the workforce for the future. Increasingly, computers and devices learn and act on their own using software algorithms, the building blocks for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Getting smartphones to understand voice commands, smart home sprinkler systems … Continued

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Jigger No More: Cocktail Tech Mixes the Perfect Drink

Budding mixologists no longer have to measure, muddle, shake or stir the perfect cocktail. New mixology technology helps hosts serve premium cocktails on demand. Press a button for a perfectly concocted margarita or mint julep — it’s time to celebrate the future of cocktail technology. New tech gadgets — from single-serve mixed drink machines to … Continued

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Got Game? Retailers Play It Big with Gamification

In the never-ending race for consumer attention, retail brands are adding games to their marketing strategies. On a cloudy Tuesday in March, half a dozen passersby gathered at the windows of Ted Baker’s flagship clothing store in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. “Hello, Nosey Neighbor!” a sign in the window reads, while a family of mannequins model the … Continued

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Getting Fit in Virtual Reality

Both hardcore gamers and fitness enthusiasts reap the cardio benefits of working out in virtual reality. A funny thing happened when hardcore gamers started playing games in virtual reality (VR): they broke a sweat. While jumping, hitting and dodging imaginary opponents, players inadvertently got a workout. Exercising without intending to exercise is an unexpected but … Continued

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