The Dark Side Of Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms are incredible aids for making data-driven, efficient decisions. And as more industries uncover their predictive power, companies are increasingly turning to algorithms to make objective and comprehensive choices. However, while we often rely on technology to avoid inherent human biases, there is a dark side to algorithm-based decisions: the potential for homogenous data sets to produce biased algorithms. … More The Dark Side Of Artificial Intelligence

Armed with tough computer chips, scientists are ready to return to the hell of Venus

CLEVELAND, OHIO—In an underdog city, at an underdog NASA lab, researchers are thinking hard about an undeservedly neglected planet. Venus is Earth’s cousin, closest in composition and size, but for decades it has remained veiled. NASA hasn’t sent a mission there since 1989; more recent European and Japanese orbiters have made halting progress that stops … More Armed with tough computer chips, scientists are ready to return to the hell of Venus

A helpful guide to blockchain for novices.

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries. A blockchain is a distributed database, meaning that the … More A helpful guide to blockchain for novices.

NCAR’s 5.34-petaflop supercomputer ‘Cheyenne’ comes online

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has launched Cheyenne, a 5.34-petaflop supercomputer dedicated to supporting research around Earth system sciences. More than triple the performance of the previous NCAR supercomputer, Yellowstone, it is ranked as the 20th most powerful system in the world according to Top500. The Stats: The supercomputer was built by HPE’s recent acquisition, SGI, and features Intel’s … More NCAR’s 5.34-petaflop supercomputer ‘Cheyenne’ comes online

An interesting article about amazingly strong artificial spider silk.

Possibly the strongest hybrid silk fibers yet have been created by scientists using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide range of medical uses. Read Article:

This robot grows like a plant

Watch Video: Robots are branching out. A new prototype soft robot takes inspiration from plants by growing to explore its environment. Vines and some fungi extend from their tips to explore their surroundings. Elliot Hawkes of the University of California in Santa Barbara and his colleagues designed a bot that works on similar principles. Its mechanical body sits … More This robot grows like a plant