Bitcoin is making banks nervous. Here’s why

Technology blogs and financial news networks are buzzing about blockchain, a cryptographic, distributed trust technology. The key innovation is how it reduces the need for central third-party institutions to serve as central authorities of trust — banks, courts, large corporations, stock markets and even governments,…

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Opening up data can make a real difference to the Global South

The modern era is marked by growing faith in the power of data. “Big data”, “open data”, and “evidence-based decision-making” have become buzzwords, touted as solutions to the world’s most complex and persistent problems, from corruption and famine to the refugee crisis. While perhaps most…

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L’intelligence artificielle a-t-elle été confisquée par une poignée d’êtres humains ?

L’intelligence artificielle est au cœur de la révolution technologique que nous vivons. L’avènement d’une IA supérieure pourrait bousculer le monde comme aucune invention auparavant. Mais si son pouvoir est capté par quelques-uns, ce sera pour le pire. Nous sommes en août 1956, en Nouvelle-Angleterre. Nichés…

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How much screen time is too much?

In today’s media-rich world (or media-saturated, depending on your view), one rarely has to look far to find parents concerned about the ways that kids engage with technology. Recently, managing “screen time” seems to be on everyone’s mind – particularly during these summer months when…

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