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Why We Should Teach Human Rights Law To Software Engineers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding its way into more and more aspects of our daily lives. It powers the smart assistants on...

US Congress Is Wrong To Question Huawei’s Academic Partnerships

by Eric Xu, rotating chairman of Huawei TechnologiesRecently my company Huawei was strongly criticised by several members of the US Congress. They asked the...

Elon Musk is Launching a Tesla into Space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled for launch on February 6, and the entire space industry is watching with anticipation.What is so...

Scammers got Smarter—so Should you

By Serafima Aleksandrova, Aworker2017 was a crazy year. One of the main highlights of the year was, of course, the hype around cryptocurrencies. The newest,...

You Wear It Well

by Vino Govender, acting chief strategy officer at Dark Fibre AfricaThe idea of wearable technology has been with us since at least as far...

Dear robot Santa…

In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun newspaper to ask whether her friends were right to say...

How Clever People Help Societies Work Together Better

What drives people to cooperate with each other? And what characteristics lead a person to do something that will both benefit them, and those...

Fragmented US Privacy Rules Leave Large Data Loopholes for Facebook and...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony will discuss ways to keep people’s online data private, which I’m interested in as a privacy scholar. Facebook...

How SMBs Can Use Business Intelligence to Compete with Big Brands

by Raul HarmanBusiness intelligence (BI) has become a frequent topic of discussion amongst progressive business people. However, we are often unsure what business intelligence...

Your Next Hearing Aid Could be a Video Game

Roughly 15 percent of Americans report some sort of hearing difficulty; trouble understanding conversations in noisy environments is one of the most common complaints....

IoT – A Pre-requisite For Enabling Sustainable Development

by Reshaad Sha, CEO of Liquid TelecomIoT and digitization enables us to efficiently, proactively and predictively address the...

Markets Tremble as Trump Deserts Iran Nuclear Deal, Rand slips

by Lukman Otunuga, Research Analyst at FXTMIn a move that dealt a painful blow to global sentiment, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that...

How you Helped Create the Crisis in Private Data

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress, he’s likely wondering how his company got to the point where he must submit to public questioning....

Artificial Intelligence Will Make You Smarter

The future won’t be made by either humans or machines alone – but by both, working together. Technologies modeled on how human brains work...

The Bitcoin Bubble – How We Know It Will Burst

by Larisa Yarovaya, Anglia Ruskin University and Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin In the last year, the price of Bitcoin has increased from less than US$800...

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