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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...
Google Lens and Amazon Style Snap can each identify a garment from a photo or video and then tell you a bit more, like how other people have worn it or where you can buy it | Aspioneer

What happens when AI becomes wardrobe advisers?

The tech giants Amazon, Google and Facebook have all begun to use machine learning to give you tips on what to wear. Is fashion...
One important concern is that AI systems reinforce existing social biases – to damaging effect| Aspioneer

Artificial intelligence could be a force for social good – but we’re currently heading...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI technologies reveal patterns in data....

Facial analysis AI in job interviews will reinforce bias

Artificial intelligence and facial analysis software is becoming commonplace in job interviews. The technology, developed by US company HireVue, analyses the language and tone...
One of the key problems is the legal right that companies have to use your photos once you upload them to their apps or websites | Aspioneer

Deepfake face-swapping app ZAO shows uploading your photos is riskier than ever

The latest photo app craze can make you look like a movie star. Zao uses artificial intelligence to replace the faces of characters in film or...
Research on driverless cars is well underway, but less is heard about the work being done to make cars a smart companion for drivers | Aspioneer

How AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you’ve ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to...
Lack of gender diversity results in AI failures that uniquely affect women, such as an Amazon recruitment system that was shown to discriminate against job applicants with female names | Aspioneer

Artificial intelligence is in danger of becoming too male, says a new study

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are becoming smarter every day, beating world champions in games like Go, identifying tumours in medical scans better than human radiologists, and increasing...
What we currently call “AI” – big data and machine learning – is not really intelligent. It is essentially correlation analysis, looking for patterns in data | Aspioneer

Hype and hysteria around AI could set it back by decades

Most discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) are characterised by hyperbole and hysteria. Though some of the world’s most prominent and successful thinkers regularly forecast that AI...

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