How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bots

How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bots

A sharp dichotomy has emerged in the big debate about where technology is taking us (or vice versa). In one high-profile camp are technologists and scientists sounding the alarm about the perils of artificial intelligence. Elon Musk likens AI’s emergence to “summoning the demon,” calling it the biggest single threat to our survival. Stephen Hawking […]

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See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics

See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics

Scientists can visualize the spread of diseases in lots of ways. This viz treats swine flu like it’s a commuter taking a train around the world.

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At This ‘Lounge,’ Drivers Find the Help Uber Doesn’t Offer

At This ‘Lounge,’ Drivers Find the Help Uber Doesn’t Offer

It’s easy to forget that the efficiency of car-hailing apps like Uber depends not on a salaried drivers, but on individuals constantly struggling to understand the system.

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This Air Force Tech Could’ve Averted the Germanwings Crash

This Air Force Tech Could’ve Averted the Germanwings Crash

Full-blown autonomous flight is still a ways away for airlines, but there is a technology that automatically takes control of an airplane if it’s in danger of hitting the ground.

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The Secret Weapon Behind Super Troopers 2’s $3M Fundraiser

The Secret Weapon Behind Super Troopers 2’s $3M Fundraiser

You may not know the name Ivan Askwith, but he’s the brains behind some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns ever.

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