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Can Gender Be Computed?

The use of algorithms to guess a person’s gender based on images, video or audio raise significant social and ethical concerns yet to be fully explored

May 15, 2018 — Foad Hamidi, Morgan Scheuerman, Stacy Branham and The Conversation US

Cryptojacking Spreads across the Web

Right now, your computer might be using its memory and processor power—and your electricity—to generate money for someone else, without you ever knowing

May 9, 2018 — Pranshu Bajpai, Richard Enbody and The Conversation US

The Hidden Data in Your Fingerprints

A fingerprint could give a molecular signature revealing aspects of a person’s lifestyle and environment, such as their job, eating habits or medical problems

April 27, 2018 — Melanie Bailey and The Conversation US
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World