Schools around the world are trying to figure out what education in the time of COVID-19 will look like — and specifically how, where personal contact isn’t possible, to monitor and assess students’ progress. The experience of Hadrien Pellous, a high school senior in ...
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This is a case where optimism may be an existential threat.
Mass incarceration and other social ills made the world more vulnerable.
More coronavirus tests won't be enough to stop social distancing, but better tests might be.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out some ugly truths about modern-day ageism. A combination of the virus’s properties, an overwhelmed health care system and systematic neglect have taken a brutal toll on the elderly. Unfortunately, it could get worse — if countries effectively automate ageism ...
Using biased data to allocate resources could perpetuate a high mortality rate.
And so are all the big boys of tech.
Researchers have demonstrated facial recognition technology that can identify gay people. Imagine how that could be used in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense.
Big data was supposed to usher in a more precise and rational world. It might be leading us into the swamp of "alternative facts."