We are living in an era defined and shaped by data. Data makes the world go round. It is politics, it is culture, it is everyday life and it is business. Our data-flooded era is one of technological progress, with tides rising at a never seen before pace. Roles, rights and responsibilities are reorganized and new ethical questions posed. Data ethics must and will be a new compass to guide us.
Seed investors are, by definition, the first ones to back startups and technologies that go on to become world-changing forces. So when they collectively raise their bets about something — whether it’s social media in the early 2000s or autonomous vehicles in the last few years — it’s a reasonable indication that thing is poised […]
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Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar is a search engine that reads the literature on its own, establishing patterns and influences, ranking citations, and making it much easier to find both the latest and what you’re looking for.
Donald Trump won the election, and as a result, America is grappling with something it should perhaps have known was very much a potential reality. As people try to make sense of the result, the web — especially the corners home to a suddenly self-critical liberal mainstream — has been abuzz with scapegoating: It was the media’s fault. […]
Art therapist Melissa Walker is using masks to allow service members with traumatic brain injuries express their deepest emotions and experiences, helping them and their loved ones.
Back in 2011, we featured the work of photographer Matt Lambros, who was at the time engaged in a project around documenting the stark and often strangely beautiful interiors of abandoned hospitals. Five years later, Lambros has turned his eye to abandoned theaters, with similarly striking results, and his work is collected in a new book entitled After […]