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AI is in Danger of Becoming too Male – New Research

by Juan Mateos-Garcia Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are becoming smarter every day, beating world champions in games like Go, identifying tumours in medical scans better...

FaceApp and the Dark Side of AI

By Lee Naik Terminator and The Matrix got it wrong. We all thought the villains of the AI era would be killer robots or hostile...

Here’s How Tech Giants Profit From Invading our Privacy

By Katharine Kemp, UNSW Australia’s consumer watchdog has recommended major changes to our consumer protection and privacy laws. If these reforms are adopted, consumers will...

Making Sense of the 5G Investment

by Vino Govender While estimates for global investment into 5G over the next few years vary, one thing is certain: the funds needed to make...

The 4IR Risks Leaving Women Behind

by Rachel Adams The Fourth Industrial Revolution is, ostensibly, upon us. The term was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman...

Pseudoscience is Taking Over Social Media – and Putting us all at Risk

by Santosh Vijaykumar Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that denies it exists. In fact, when it...

New Autism Early Detection Technique Analyzes How Children Scan Faces

By Anita Layton and Mehrshad Sadria Imagine that your son Tommy is about to turn two. He is a shy and sweet little boy, but...

How Data Science in and for Africa can Blaze New Trails

by Wim Delva The term “data science” was coined by scientists working at the social networks LinkedIn and Facebook in 2008. A few years later,...