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Ideas

Checkout this section for Articles & Videos published about different Ideas for future advancements in various industries.

Checkout this section for Articles & Videos published about different Ideas for future advancements in various industries.

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What a Crossword AI Reveals About Humans' Way With Words

Dr. Fill, a puzzle-solving automaton, came out victorious at last week's national tournament—but human solvers shouldn't throw in the towel just y...


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Social Apps That Go Suddenly Viral Put Kids at Risk

While parents focus on Facebook and Twitter, children often turn to apps that allow users to remain anonymous, aren't moderated, and that adults have never heard ...


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The Power and Pitfalls of Gamification

When tech companies first adopted the technique, there was hardly any science supporting it. Now researchers know when gamelike features help—and when they hu...


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How Porn's Racist Metadata Hurts Adult Performers of Color

Despite the massive innovations tech has brought to the industry, nonwhite creators remain confined to a rigid, outdated classification syst...


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Vaccine Registries Are Good, Vaccine Apps Are Invasive

Registries are essential to reopening schools. Apps act as invasive bouncers that could block many communities out of essential spac...


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The Plane Paradox: More Automation Should Mean More Training

Today's highly automated planes create surprises pilots aren't familiar with. The humans in the cockpit need to be better prepared for the machine's quir...


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NFTs and AI Are Unsettling the Very Concept of History

Non-fungible tokens and artificial intelligence make tracing the origins of a digital object more fragile. What are the world’s archivists to ...


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Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

Like crafty genies, AIs will grant our wishes, and then hack them, exploiting our social, political, and economic systems like never befo...


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Nations Need Ambassadors to Big Tech

Governments see that companies have country-like powers, but they can’t figure out how to deal with their un-country-like structures. Diplomats could he...


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The Pandemic Proved That Our Toilets Are Crap

The core technologies for sewage systems were developed over a hundred years ago. It's time to get better, healthier updates in the pipeli...


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Everyone On Facebook’s Oversight Board Should Resign

The committee's coming decision on banning Donald Trump from the platform is meaningless. Its existence only gets in the way of actually fixing Facebo...


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The FDA’s Decision to Pause J&J Could Help Defeat Covid-19

A slower vaccine rollout isn’t ideal, but it’s more important that Americans know they can trust officials to address health concerns when they ari...


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Sorry, but ‘I Missed the Meeting’ Is No Longer an Excuse

AI audio transcription is getting smarter—and it's taking notes on your work meetin...


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Who Let the Doge Out? The Cryptocurrency Is As Nutty As Ever

The much wow Dogecoin has had its notable influencers—including, for a brief moment, ...


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Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy

Unless the federal government steps up, the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism will continue to harm our civil rights and national securi...


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My Dream of the Great Unbundling

We don’t need the next big thing. We need countless next little thin...


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The Healing Power of Javascript

For some of us—isolates, happy in the dark—code is therapy, an escape and a path to hope in a troubled wor...


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Polarization Isn't America's Biggest Problem—or Facebook's

A debate is raging over the social media giant's role in dividing the country. But it's the US's deeply-rooted inequities that tech should focus ...