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Algorithms workers can’t see are increasingly pulling the management strings

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” HAL’s cold, if polite, refusal to open the pod bay doors in 2001 A Space Odyssey has...
Deepfakes are a powerful new technique to create realistic yet fake video or audio content | Aspioneer

New research shows five ways in which deepfakes are brilliant business opportunities

A visitor to The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida presses a doorbell beside a dark life-sized screen. A darkened figure wearing a dapper...
Being creative is clearly one of the most remarkable human traits | Aspioneer

Will artificial intelligence ever rival human creativity?

The European Patent Office recently turned down an application for a patent that described a food container. This was not because the invention was not novel...
According to one recent analysis, around half of employers are using some form of non-traditional surveillance on staff, and the numbers are growing fast | Aspioneer

Workplace surveillance is becoming the norm; an expert explains a realistic way of handling...

Workplace surveillance sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but we are having to get used to it. In a sign of the times, the...
Xenobots are less than 1mm long and made of 500-1000 living cells. They have various simple shapes, including some with squat “legs” | Aspioneer

Meet the Xenobot: World’s first living, programmable organism

A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists published their...
Emotions are difficult because they tend to depend on context | Aspioneer

Artificial intelligence can now read human emotions. Should it?

In its annual report, the AI Now Institute, an interdisciplinary research center studying the societal implications of artificial intelligence, called for a ban on technology...
Quantum theory, one of modern science’s key ways of explaining the universe, says that predicting the future may not be possible because the universe is random | Aspioneer

Will AI take over humans? Quantum theory proposes otherwise

Will artificial intelligence one day surpass human thinking? The rapid progress of AI, coupled with our standard fear of machines, has raised concerns that its abilities will...
Without urgent system-wide actions, the digital economy and green economy will be incompatible with each other and could lead to more greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate climate change and pose great threats to humanity | Aspioneer

The environmental cost of the digital economy

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to...
Why is it so important to reach quantum supremacy? Modern economies are shaped by complex computations | Aspioneer

How will quantum fintech impact mainstream finance?

The evolution of modern finance was closely linked to the evolution of computers, communications, and financial mathematics. Two main changes happened in the 1970s...
The U.S. government, long a proponent of advancing technology for military purposes, sees artificial intelligence as key to the next generation of fighting tools | Aspioneer

Is the US losing the AI arms race?

The U.S. government, long a proponent of advancing technology for military purposes, sees artificial intelligence as key to the next generation of fighting tools. Several recent...

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