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China's Xi calls for more technology development
ABC News
President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how. In a speech at the opening ...

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Slate Magazine

The Curse of the Halfway Technology
Slate Magazine
The iron lung was a typical halfway technology—an improvement over what had been but nothing really close to what you'd truly want. That would be the Salk-Sabin vaccine. But for some, like O'Brien, halfway was the only way. They survived—and some ...



CNN

What the future holds for fitness technology
CNN
(CNN) Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you're burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, "How's my pace?".

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Marketplace.org

The economics of future technology ... explained with comics
Marketplace.org
We're going to take a detour here to the not-too-distant future to see what technologies might shake up the economy and help determine the future of our species. Kelly Weinersmith is a biologist and her husband, Zach, does comics, "Saturday Morning ...

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Shoring Up Democracy — With Technology
Undark Magazine
That sort of creeping disillusionment has governments and transparency advocates from Taiwan to Argentina looking to technology to strengthen and simplify the political process. Their aim: to make it easier for average citizens to participate in ...



San Francisco Chronicle

New technology means new opportunities — and anxiety for today's workers
San Francisco Chronicle
However, to many people, the rapid pace of technological change appears to be eroding that linkage. Working hard is fine — as long as you have work. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and automation seem more likely to replace us than ...



Financial Times

Technology takes the tedium out of auditing
Financial Times
Lengthy trips to company warehouses are largely a thing of the past, she adds. “In my first year, we used to sit in a warehouse for a week trying to get underlying documentation [from a company]. Now with technology and analytics, routine tasks ...



MIT Technology Review

Andrew Ng Has a Chatbot That Can Help with Depression
MIT Technology Review
But Woebot works smoothly thanks to a clever interface and some pretty impressive natural-language technology. The software states up front that no person will see your answers, but it also offers ways of reaching someone if your situation is serious ...



Salon

How emerging technology can promote racism more than ever
Salon
In her book “Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech," Wachter-Boettcher lays out how technology, being made by humans and informed by human environments, all too frequently replicates the blind spots and ...



Times Higher Education (THE)

Could instant translation technology revolutionise world HE?
Times Higher Education (THE)
Language is often cited as one of the main obstacles to universities' internationalisation efforts, blamed for everything from the low number of UK students studying abroad to Japan's lagging behind on numbers of foreign academics and internationally ...


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