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Technology is a part of our lives from the moment we rise until we lay down at night. Staying connected is useful, but it can be a double-edged sword as parents try to shield their children from harmful information easily accessible online. Racist stereotypes create an added layer of stress. So, how do we help […]

This could be very useful in cases where getting survey-based data is really hard. There are places in the world where the infrastructure is not there and the resources are not there to send people door to door and gather [census] data, [but where] having an understanding of the different types of populations that live […]

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, nothing’s certain in life except death, taxes, and TV characters thinking raw meat is the ultimate cure for a black eye. It’s not just the cartoon ones either – the steak-on-a-black-eye trope can be found in many a live-action movie and show. But… why? Where does this idea come from, and […]

Storytelling uses a plethora of mediums, and animation is one of them. During the 2023 AFROTECH™ Conference, director and animator Chaz Bottoms and singer Dawn Richard led a session called “World Builders: The New Storytelling Frontier” to discuss how the technologies within the animation industry are creating revolutionary ways for people to tell stories. In […]

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We live in an era marked by rapid technological advancements that promise to make our lives easier and more efficient. Artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms and facial recognition have immense potential to positively transform our lives; in fact, they are used daily by millions around the world.   But these technologies are still in development and many […]

Roots Community Health Center was slammed in 2020, with lines for its COVID-19 testing stations stretching around the block and exam rooms full of people struggling to breathe. Patient after patient at the East Oakland clinic extended their fingers so that healthcare workers could clip on a pulse oximeter, a device that measures the degree […]

America’s founding fathers depicted as Black women and Ancient Greek warriors as Asian women and men – this was the world reimagined by Google’s generative AI tool, Gemini, in late February. The launch of the new image generation feature sent social media platforms into a flurry of intrigue and confusion. When users entered any prompts […]

After Google was criticised in 2015 for an image-recognition algorithm that auto-tagged pictures of black people as “gorillas”, the company promised “immediate action” to prevent any repetition of the error. That action was simply to prevent Google Photos from ever labelling any image as a . . .

BETA This is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by clicking here More From ForbesJV ChamaryFormer Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Journalist and science communicator Updated Apr 11, 2016, 01:27pm EDT This article is more than 8 years old.Follow me on . . .


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