“Just how much information is carried in our tone of voice and conversation patterns and how does that impact our relationships with others? Computational systems can already establish who people are from their voices, so could they also tell us anything about our love life? Amazingly, it seems like it.”
“The 25-year-old Chapman, of Auckland, just completed a masters in computing and information sciences at AUT University. She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.”
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate. (full article)
We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills? (full article here)
In this documentary, Nigel Latta looks at the social and psychological effects technology may be having on teenagers.
This is funny.
This year’s Tropfest short film festival winner is ‘Back o’ the Bus’ by New Plymouth Boys’ High School digital media teacher Hannah Taylor.
There’s a new meteorologist on Dragon TV, a news station based in China, and her bosses are raving about her work ethic.
The newbie takes no holidays. She’s never late to work and never stumbles on air. Of course, it’s easy to be the star employee when you’re really a robot. [Read more at stuff.co.nz]
Artificial intelligence and robotics have enjoyed a resurgence of interest, and there is renewed optimism about their place in our future. But what do they mean for us?
This Questions and Answers section on The Conversation makes for some thought provoking reading. Check it out.
Ever wondered what happens to someone’s Facebook or Gmail account when they pass away?
This article explores a few scenarios.