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The Problem with Energy and Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining is taking a heavy toll on the environment, with some energy companies worrying that its current growth is unsustainable in terms of energy consumption.

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The Ethics and Morality of AI

Researchers and organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with ensuring that AI technology remains moral, with differing views on how to develop and maintain ethical AI.

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Facebook’s Latest Strategy to Hit Fake News Where It Hurts

Facebook appears to be committed to making fake news a thing of the past, but it remains to be seen how effective the social media giant’s latest strategy will be.

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More Than Just a Logo: The evolution of place branding

Even though place branding is a relatively young industry, it’s attracted plenty of high profile clients. It’s also had plenty of ups and downs in its short history, with differing perceptions of the industry’s true value.

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Digital Currencies and the Death of Cash

Physical currency may be on the way out – businesses and even some countries are promoting an all-digital approach to transactions.

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The Top Tech Trends in Sports and How They Affect the Fans

What happens when the NFL and Microsoft team up? Lots of new technology for coaches and football players. RFID chips can track players’ stats, and that’s only the start.

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ShotSpotter: The AI tackling gun crime in America

A new technology is being used throughout the US, South Africa and South America to help police respond to gun crime faster.

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Parenting in the Age of Technology

Nobody’s quite sure how much time kids should spend with technology – including Melinda Gates. And how families can best put these tools to use is still a hot topic up for debate.

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The Global Robotics Race

While the US is currently the world leader in terms of automation, it will need to up its game in order to compete with China’s pace of investment and growth in robots.

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The Role of Voice Recognition in Everyday Life

Computers are finding their voice. Developments in AI and natural language processing are helping improve their accuracy to the point where the technology could see broader adoption.

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The Microchipped Employee and the Question of Privacy

One company in Wisconsin has made it so their employees can open doors, log in to computers and buy cafeteria food thanks to a rice-sized chip implanted in their hands.

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3D Printing and the Fight against Cancer

3D printing is moving beyond just making cool objects. Recently, the technology has emerged as having enormous potential to help in the fight against cancer.

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Teaching Robots the Do's and Don'ts of Morality

As machines become increasingly sophisticated, there is growing concern as to how best to keep them in line. These roles require a moral compass of sorts.

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Smile! Here's how facial recognition is changing China

In China, facial recognition technology is becoming commonplace. The technology is enabling people to verify their identities by mug-shots alone.

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Forget 3D Printing. The Future is 4D.

3D printing might soon be eclipsed by 4D printing, which not only creates complex structures within minutes but also reacts to environmental parameters. And its potential applications are endless, say experts.

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Cars Are Tracking Your Every Turn

The data drivers create while behind the wheel is a hot new market for monetization. It is expected to be a $750 billion business by 2030.

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Infrastructure and Society: The driving force behind progress

The prospect of AI is making many careers redundant. But the key to rebalancing society may lay in brick and mortar rather than cash.

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How Well Will Your Driverless Car Know You?

The autonomous car revolution is no longer the stuff of science fiction, with the development of sophisticated artificial intelligence key to the cars’ success.

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The AI That Recreated Obama

Digital versions of people could soon be putting words in their mouths. Technology is making it possible to make fake, but convincing, movies of real people. Then the trick would be finding ways to tell the real people apart.

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Technology Driving Diversity in Dating

Online dating could be diversifying marriages by bringing people together who otherwise would have never met. And giving people access to a broader pool is leading to more interracial relationships, according to a recent study.

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A New Technological Power in Global Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that AI leadership will drive much of the political future. His comment hit a nerve across social media –

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Let It Grow: How Artificial Intelligence is helping Agriculture

AI advances are giving farmers new ways to tackle crop concerns with the push of a button. Remote monitoring is providing a better eye into what’s happening with plants, which means quicker

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Fighting Depression Is Just a Few Clicks Away

Technology is trying to help people get better access to mental health information and depression-related resources. New search features on Google are directing people to assessment tools, and

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What’s Next? The Question of Live and Let Die.

Living forever sounds like an expensive proposition. And if it becomes possible, it will likely be a case of the haves versus the have-nots. But the jury is still out on if it’s a good use of resources, and reflects the priorities of a diverse society.

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