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Humanize Yourself and Connect to Your Audience

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From an unabashed fan: “Vlogging has changed my life for the better. Video content creation is extremely powerful.” Julia Jornsay-Silverberg knows why she video blogs, or vlogs. “When I started vlogging, I wasn’t sure how...
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Hurtle diversity barriers with eyes wide open

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Women in tech is one of Tiffany Horan’s passions, starting as host of Women in Tech Chat on Twitter. She is also a growth hacker and engagement manager at humane product company Mudita and...
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An Algorithm for Happiness?

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Is social media addiction worse than cigarettes? From the very start, we thought that technology is making our lives better, faster, easier and practical. Social media was initially created to help us to save time...
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Who heals the healer when depression strikes?

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It was not the first time someone spoke in sad shock. It won’t be the last. “We didn’t think it was possible … there were no signs. He was a bubbly happy person who was...
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Digital Identity for Noobs

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How SMART people are creating identity value in an augmented reality. I recently turned 40 years old.  As a biologically born female, significant changes occur hormonally, but besides that milestone, my psychological and spiritual growth...
Artificial Intelligence

Are We Ready for Military AI?

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Today, algorithms may come in charming shapes, such as Sophia, a robot with a lovely attitude and an enlightened philosophy. Others, like Atlas, are being built to look like Robocop brutes that can run, jump,...
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Digital Currency for Social Good? (Psst, it Works for “Invented” Currency in the Real...

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The question as to the relevance and timeliness of implementing our radically-new decentralised technology depends on whether we as a society are prepared to choose freedom over fiat.  It is a critical choice to make...
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How Much Tech Does It Take To Replace Your Manager?

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Almost one in five small business owners think it’s just too much of a hassle, and not to mention expensive, to find and implement new tech. But they may need it more than they...
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Rogue genome editing twists DNA ethics

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Genome editing is on the cutting edge of science. It’s also morally questionable and possibly illegal in many jurisdictions. Despite that, a Chinese scientist announced that he edited the genomes of two human embryos to...
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Ready or not, the revolution is upon us

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"We must develop a comprehensive global shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping the economic and social environments." Emboldened by the challenge, Nazareen Ebrahim is ready to answer the call to...
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Gift of life confronts social taboos

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It’s an implanted fact: According to the American Transplant Foundation, 20 patients in the United States die every day due to lack of available organs for transplant. Up to eight lives can be saved...
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How The Rise of Conversational AI Will Impact The World

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From different professional services, insurance, education, finance, travel, telecom, to construction, banking, and business, AI has caused a stir across sectors. As we can see in today's world, many businesses have been trying to...
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Can Tech Help You Combat The Winter Blues?

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In the United States, one in five adults and nearly two million children are diagnosed with seasonal depression. From lowered energy to flat-out hopelessness, the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder are obvious, but the...
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Is This The Real Life?

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“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” once sang Freddie Mercury, now we say; “Alexa play Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Prior to the age of electricity, only real experience was possible. However, during the...
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What happens when platforms determine bias?

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Content Creation and The Divide. Lately, the prevalent formula for success has been; you produce content which people find most agreeable and ride the train of like-ability. Whereas, what it used to be; you expressed about what...
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Student Loans: The Next Financial Crisis?

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More than the combined market value of both Facebook and Microsoft combined, the total student loan debt in America has reached $1.4 trillion. Past economic crashes like the Great Depression and the Great Recession...
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Falling isn’t failing.

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You only fail when you give up. Every hero must fall, we live for the moments that the underdog emerges; rising to the challenges in the face of adversity, succeeding as a result. In its very...
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The Changing Definition Of Success Among Young People

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Today, it’s tough for young people to get started in life. Long gone are the days of marching up to the boss’s office, pounding a fist on the desk, and demanding a job -...
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Dear Citizen, blockchain will change your life!

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Blockchain can definitely affect social organizations. Can the new technology be used successfully in public administration as well? Will it help governments inspire trust in citizens and make the latter feel they are better...
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What’s in a name? Apples, oranges, and the quest for better sustainability data

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Consistent, specific and precise data is the key to understanding how a company is performing. This is not as easy as it should be when one looks at sustainability, and is currently one of...