TRISTAN HARRIS HOLDS his iPhone in the air, so the whole crowd of educators, technologists, doctors, and researchers before him can see the virtual wasteland of his iPhone's home screen. Gone are the cluttered, candy-colored icons that a busy brain sees as digital snacks. In their place are but a few utilitarian apps, all set to the same bleak palette of black and white.
Read this fantastic article from WIRED about ethical technology here.
"After going through Y Combinator, the prestigious Silicon Valley accelerator program that’s produced tech darlings like Dropbox, Airbnb and Coinbase, Masood and her co-founder and CTO, Syed Ahmed, pivoted their business model. The company that emerged was TARA.AI, an Artificial Intelligence platform that aims to eliminate bias from the tech recruiting process."
Read the full story here.
As usual, Vox has been putting out quality and engrossing content relating to technology and science. Here's an oldie-but-goodie about simulation theory, and the feasibility of it!
A compliment to the previous post about blockchain, this short, 2 minute video makes interesting (and entertaining!) connections between bitcoin and the age of Stranger Things.
I'm always a fan of demystifying complex concepts – especially one as complicated as blockchain. With the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it's important to stay aware of new technology coming out. But how does one break down something as complicated as blockchain? Watch this video by Wired above to find out.
I've often been told by various people that the gender wage gap is a myth – well, it's not. Watch this fantastic, short video by Vox explaining just why.
As more women begin speaking out and announcing #MeToo, it begs the question: should we be fighting for equality or equity? Is one inherently better that the other? Read this fantastic article put together by the Pew Research Center in delving into some inequities between women of color and men in STEM.
Find it here.
In an age where lines of code are the building blocks of nearly everything, the importance of learning to program cannot be overstated. Watch this incredible, inspiring video today, dedicated to motivating those all over to take up this valuable skill.
Quality computer science education is often hard to achieve these days without mountains of student loan debt and regret. Although CS is a bustling and rapidly expanding field, it can be hard to acquire the tools needed to succeed without some sacrifices. Today, I'm recommended a new story that deals with the supposed $19 all-inclusive coding education. Could this possibly be the future of higher education in STEM?
Read it here.
"The term “artificial intelligence” was only just coined about 60 years ago, but today, we have no shortage of experts pondering the future of AI. Chief amongst the topics considered is the technological singularity, a moment when machines reach a level of intelligence that exceeds that of humans."
In this fascinating article written just today, Dom Galeon of Futurism separates the facts from fiction of the Singularity.
Read it here.