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We’re not prepared for the genetic revolution that’s coming

We’re not prepared for the genetic revolution that’s coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in which all genetic diseases would be eradicated. Pessimists feared widespread genetic discrimination. Neither of these hopes and fears have been realised. The reason for this is simple: our genome is complex. […] … learn more→

Artificial intelligence and human thinking

Artificial intelligence and human thinking

Like any new technology, artificial intelligence is the subject of both hopes and fears and what it covers today presents major challenges (Villani et al., 2018). It also raises profound questions about our own humanity. Will the machine exceed the intelligence of the humans who conceived it? What will be the relation between what are […] … learn more→

The way you see colour depends on what language you speak

The way you see colour depends on what language you speak

The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way. Some people can’t see differences in colours – so called colour blindness– due to a defect or absence of the cells in the retina that are sensitive to high levels of light: the cones. But […] … learn more→

Resources to learn software development

Resources to learn software development

As the world grows more and more integrated with technology, you may have found yourself wondering if a career in software development would be a good move. Maybe you believe you have the next best app idea but lack the skills to bring it to life. Are you toying with the idea of becoming a […] … learn more→

Gender inequality is alive and kicking in technology

Gender inequality is alive and kicking in technology

On International Women’s Day, it’s worth a harsh reminder: Women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers represent a mere 20 per cent of the current job force in the field. According to Statistics Canada, women in STEM are also underpaid compared to their male counterparts. What’s more, more women than men enrol […] … learn more→

DCIM & ITSM: Are they integrated

DCIM & ITSM: Are they integrated

What is ITSM The backbone for every modern business is Information Technology (IT). The processes in which the IT is maintained in a robust and reliable way while aligning with the need to support the entire life cycle of a product or service is termed as IT Service Management (ITSM). Why is ITSM growing in […] … learn more→

Delivering packages with drones might be good for the environment

Delivering packages with drones might be good for the environment

There are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them belong to people flying them for fun, but a growing number are used commercially. Companies including Amazon, UPS, Google and DHL are already exploring ways to deliver packages with drones instead of trucks. Our new research has measured how that shift would change how the U.S. uses energy, and the […] … learn more→

It’s time to get ready for augmented reality

It’s time to get ready for augmented reality

The world’s largest annual consumer technology show — CES 2018 in Las Vegas — ends today and some of the most exciting gadgets this year were on display in the augmented reality (AR) marketplace. This follows the news, announced in December, that 2018 will be the year the previously secretive company Magic Leap joins the […] … learn more→

How blockchain technology could transform the food industry

How blockchain technology could transform the food industry

There has been a lot of noise on cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin of late. While some suggest cryptocurrencies are a fraud, others believe them to be the next biggest economic revolution the world has seen since the internet. Bitcoin has brought to light blockchain technology, which offers great potential for food safety and verification in the agrifood sector. Yet it […] … learn more→