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The Next 50 Years of the Internet: Unlocking Bigger Shifts in How We Exist as Humanity

August 22, 2019

The Internet has been arguably one of the most disruptive technological innovations in our world today, and in many ways, the ripple effect is just starting.  

From Canning Food to Cybersecurity: Girl Scouting for a STEM Age

August 21, 2019

While the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) continue to sell our favorite thin mints and samoas, its leaders are working to alter the landscape of science, technology and mathematics (STEM) by continuing to promote 70 STEM-specific badges and adding new Coding for Good badges this summer.

Who Owns Your Data When You Live in a Smart City?

August 19, 2019

Window-shopping, buying a coffee, searching for a restroom—all of these activities are traced, timed and tracked in a smart city like Quayside, Toronto. And the concept of a data trust doesn’t address the thorny question of who owns the data that’s gathered and whether people can opt out in a meaningful way.

Facial Recognition for Good: A Start-up Brings Emotional Intelligence to AI

August 14, 2019

Emotion recognition requires an enormous amount of data from a diverse population to help children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, distracted drivers and others. For people to partner with artificial intelligence, AI must learn the nuances of human communication. Teaching algorithms to read human faces and recognize emotions is an important step to building AI that we can trust—and that will trust us.

Columbus, Ohio: Is the Nation’s First Smart City Truly Smart?

August 12, 2019

Columbus, Ohio faces many of the same issues as other midsize and midwestern American cities: suburban sprawl, increased commute times, and a lack of accessible public transit and walkability. Will smart technology be enough to solve those issues and more?

How to Eliminate Hiring Bias

August 7, 2019

It takes only seven seconds for a candidate to make a first impression, and it’s often based on appearance or handshake style. TNG’s Tengai, the world’s first unbiased social interview robot, removes unconscious preconceptions that managers and recruiters often bring to the hiring process.