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CBD is changing the health industry

June 16th, 2018 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

CBD is legal, and has been taken off the WADA Prohibited Substances List. In February 2008–ten years ago this past winter–Thomas Vanderham, a mainstay in freeride mountain biking, crashed badly in Utah while filming for The Collective’s third movie, “Seasons.” With most footage bagged for the spring release that year, his crew was trying to […]



This is why Xanax is blowing up in America

June 16th, 2018 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn’t come out of nowhere. It’s not exactly breaking news that Xanax has been having something of a moment. Famous musicians, at least until prominent voices like Lil Xan (yes, even him!) and Chance the Rapper began swearing […]



Are bots entitled to free speech?

May 27th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BOTS. How will the courts address free-expression rights for artificially intelligent communicators? This conversation is coming, and it may push the Supreme Court to do something it has avoided: define who is and is not a journalist. For nearly half a century, the US legal system has lived a double […]



Robot barista reveals dangerous rise of automation

May 14th, 2018 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

A $25,000 robot barista serves 120 cups of coffee an hour — and it is part of a growing ‘robot revolution’ that could kill millions of jobs . “I don’t see the robot revolution as a problem,” 24-year-old inventor Henry Hu told CNBC. More restaurants and coffee shops are investing in automation and replacing jobs with […]



Should software engineers care about ethics

May 7th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

It’s time for engineers to hold themselves accountable. In his essay, “Design’s Lost Generation,” Mike Monteiro describes how he shocked a crowd of designers at a San Francisco tech conference by suggesting design — like medicine, law, and even driving — should be regulated:



Five myths about artificial intelligence

May 4th, 2018 at 7:45 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence is the future. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple are all making big bets on AI. (Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.) Congress has held hearings and even formed a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Caucus. From health care to transportation to national security, AI has the potential to improve lives. But it […]



Google exec issues warning over future of AI

May 4th, 2018 at 7:29 am » Comments Off

Google co-founder Sergey Brin sent the message in a letter to Alphabet shareholders (Source: Getty) One of Google’s top execs and president of Alphabet Sergey Brin has raised concerns about the AI revolution in a letter to Alphabet’s shareholders. In his annual letter sent to shareholders of Google umbrella organisation Alphabet yesterday, Brin said that […]



8 incredible innovations helping homeless people around the world

February 18th, 2018 at 8:22 am » Comments Off

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.



Illegal drone use over New York City is steeply rising

February 17th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Within a single year, illegal drone sightings in New York City have increased by 68 percent. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to establish the state’s first drone-testing corridor, this is probably not what he had in mind. New York City has seen an increase in illegal drone use of 68 percent from the […]



Could congestion pricing finally work for New York City ?

January 29th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Worsening traffic in New York City is a personal inconvenience, an environmental blight, and an economic drag—possibly to the tune of $20 billion. That’s the latest projection by the Partnership for New York City of how much the metro area stands to lose for each the next five years, if nothing is done to unjam […]



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