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  • Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence Crunch Network

    Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence

    With one foot in its science fiction past and the other in the new frontier of science and tech innovations, AI occupies a unique place in our cultural imagination. Will we live into a future where machines are as intelligent — or frighteningly, more so — than humans? AI’s next frontier requires ethics built through policy. Will Donald Trump deliver? Read More

  • Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get high-tech Crunch Network

    Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get high-tech

    Marijuana is an ancient plant with borderline mystical properties — just ask the 266 million people who smoke it every year. Hemp, the industrial strain of Cannabis sativa, has been used for many purposes — food, fuel and textiles among them — for tens of thousands of years. Unlike its sister strain, hemp can’t get you high. But much like the drug, it has… Read More

  • Tech companies and the global rise of e-sports Crunch Network

    Tech companies and the global rise of e-sports

    The latest sports phenomenon sweeping the globe wasn’t represented at the Olympic Games in Rio; it doesn’t require an intense physical training regimen or even traditional sports equipment. We’re talking about e-sports — competitive video gaming — and the opportunities for huge windfalls for players and advertisers are immense. But the real money up for grabs here… Read More

  • How the ancient art of origami is inspiring cutting-edge technology Crunch Network

    How the ancient art of origami is inspiring cutting-edge technology

    The future is always being shaped by the past. Long before the 3D printer, origami was the original genius at creating lifelike forms out of a flat surface. Folding brings with it the ability to collapse, flex and unfurl structures at will, which has huge potential for a variety of engineering applications. From digestible origami pills that could provide alternatives to invasive surgery to… Read More

  • How storage is changing in the age of big data Crunch Network

    How storage is changing in the age of big data

    Have you ever tracked all the ways you use data in a single day? How many of your calories, activities, tasks, messages, projects, correspondences, records and more are saved and accessed through data storage every day? I bet you won’t be able to stop once you start counting. Many of us never pause to consider what that means, but data is growing exponentially — with no end in sight. Read More

  • The Evolving Technology Of The Super Bowl Crunch Network

    The Evolving Technology Of The Super Bowl

    To really appreciate how sophisticated this sport has become, here’s a look at some of the ways Super Bowl technology has evolved in the last fifty years. Read More

  • The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More Crunch Network

    The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More

    When mass-appeal wearable devices arrived on the scene in 2009 in the form of Fitbit, skeptics wondered whether consumers would feel the need to track their steps and calories. But as technology has gotten more sophisticated and devices more sleek and intuitive, the industry has grown exponentially. Read More