Browsing Category: Technology

AI’s Impact on Creative Arts

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has fundamentally changed the way we work, learn, and entertain ourselves. AI’s rapid progression has touched multiple facets of human existence, from relatively simple tech, such as home assistants, to complex systems, such as automated surgical technology or self-driving cars. Although AI impacts a variety of fields, it’s often feared and misunderstood. […]

Can Technology Help Save the Environment?

Technological innovation and advancement are often labeled as culprits for environmental degradation, but they could also help mitigate its effects. From revolutionary new ways to recycle plastic materials to changes to industrial farming, technology has the potential to lessen our negative impact on the environment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pollution is one […]

Love and Tech: Before the Information Age

A look back at how people used technology to find love before the age of laptops and smartphones There was a time, not terribly long ago, when what people thought of when they heard the word “tinder” was a material suitable for starting a literal fire. Dating in the information age has pushed the etymological […]

What Is the Future of Facial Recognition Technology?

Facial recognition technology is most commonly defined as the method of identifying or recognizing the identity of a person by digitally scanning their face. The primary functions of this technology have been in security and surveillance, most notably by the police, governmental entities, and, increasingly, private corporations. Although supporters of this technology argue it will […]

How Technology Can Take the Stress out of Travel

Those of us with a healthy dose of wanderlust will often tout the benefits and thrills of travel. Traveling can help us break the cycle of work, commuting, and home life. In fact, according to a 2009 University of Kansas study, leisure activities such as travel have been linked to improved cognitive function and possibly […]