What Can Be Done?

Disruptive technologies are within our midst. How can we protect ourselves?

Hearing on deepfakes commence in the US

In June 2019, the US House Intelligence Committee began conversations on how artificial intelligence may affect the 2020 elections, and...

Here are some simple steps you can do to increase privacy online

In this article for The Tools We Need, Keith Axline provides us with suggestions on how we can protect our...

How to read news like a scientist

While there are new technologies that can detect fake videos and photos , there remains no automated solution to weeding...

Researchers discover solution to spot manipulated photos and videos

Determining deep fakes and fake news is vital but it is increasingly becoming difficult. But researchers from NYU Tandon may...

Teaching children to unplug

We said over many articles that technology in general will change our societies. In just a couple of years, AI...

Transhumanism

The philosophy behind AI research

How biohacking is changing human nature

This article by Sigal Samuel provides us with an introduction to bio hacking, the technologies it involves, as well as the various reasons why it is becoming mainstream. Samuel also...

What does it mean to be human in the face of gene editing?

In 2016, the MIT Technology Review published an article entitled 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Included in this list are solar panels, autonomous driving cars, at-home DNA testing, reusable rockets, robots that...

What is Transhumanism?

Defining Transhumanism The term "transhuman" can be traced back to biologist and eugenist Julian Huxley. He used it to describe a utopian future where humanity has evolved and transcended its...

Transhumanism: Immortality for those who can afford it

How transhumanism could lead to immortality for the eliteA researcher at the University of East London warns that enhancing humans could lead to a scenario where masses of people are...