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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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Every household amenity in the United States is somehow always connected to the internet as often referred to as  smart devices. This can range from a thermostat, that you can operate using your smart phone, to a TV that enables your access to Netflix, a digital assistant like Google home or Alexa, and even a refrigerator that reminds you to buy a particular food item...

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robots now working as co-workers of people in the fishing industry

Fishing is an imperative process which sustains the global food market and economy. It is a rigorous practice that requires a lot of manual labor and is also extremely dangerous. Due to the exponential growth in the technological sector, lesser and lesser people are willing to indulge in this business. The procedure of processing the fish is rather long and time consuming - from catching...

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space

Lindsey Sudbury is an instructional technologist within Academic Technology Services at Northeastern University. And currently, she is working on an exciting project, which she helps oversee. People can now get the surreal experience of going to space, with the help of the Discovery Lab. It is in the Snell Library at the University.   The Lab is actually a pop-up space, dedicated to augmented reality and VR. It...

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Fitness trackers Photo by Adam Birkett on Unsplash

Today’s generation knows how to utilise science and technology in a better way. Wearable fitness trackers have been promising to help motivate us to get healthier and stay active. The latest technologically advanced products like Fitbits (fitness trackers) have high rates that cannot be acquired by everyone. Getting fit is more complicated than simply knowing how many steps have been taken for those who live...

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Mars is the most accessible place in the solar system. Exploring Mars provides the opportunity to possibly answer origin and evolution of life questions, and could someday be a destination for survival of humankind.   The Mars Desert Research Station in Utah is a facility dedicated to investigating the possibilities for human exploration of the Red Planet. And it’s the perfect place for Northeastern University students to...

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According to a report published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ March catalogue, most children who use firearms to commit suicide or fall victim to unintentional firearm deaths use weapons found in their home. These firearms are left loaded or unlocked or both. Every year around 500 children are killed and thousands more are injured in accidental shootings.   Handguns may be more dangerous for young children...

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