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technology | Nov 8th, 2019

Designing a Better Future: Tech Virtuoso David Rose Joins Epam Continuum as Resident Futurist

AR technologies have the potential to become our companions and coaches in everyday life. At least, that’s the opinion of David Rose—MIT lecturer, author, and former VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. Now, as Resident Futurist at Epam Continuum, Rose helps seamlessly integrate cutting-edge... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 4th, 2019

WIRED Editor Nicholas Thompson Explores Facebook's Alarming Potential to Disable Democracy

As the Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Nicholas Thompson published two critical exposés on one of the world’s largest and most influential companies: Facebook. Now, in a conversation with WeTransfer’s President Damian Bradfield, Thomspon discusses the backlash the company has faced for their... Continue Reading →
technology | Oct 4th, 2019

The Origins of “An Epoch-Defining Bestseller”: The Guardian Profiles Shoshana Zuboff

We’re being watched, listened to—spied on—by the technology we interact with daily. In 2019, that’s not hyperbole, it’s fact; and one that even the companies harvesting our data openly admit. What does this mean for the future of human society? Few have tackled this topic with as much impact, vigor... Continue Reading →
technology | Oct 4th, 2019

I, Robot: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Explores Our Changing Relationship With Technology for NPR.

When we want to figure out where to eat, what to see, or the answers to our embarrassing questions, we turn to Google. Seth Stephen Davidowitz, a former data scientist for the search engine, explains how our search history reveals more about us than we know.   Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is the... Continue Reading →
technology | Sep 25th, 2019

The Future of Social Care: Anab Jain Explores the Role of Technology in New Short

The social care system in the UK is in crisis, with many care workers currently paid less than a living wage, and a projected shortage of 400,000 workers in the next decade. Technology is paraded as a bright, seamlessly integrated solution—but what are the realities of such a system? Entrepreneur... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 29th, 2019

How Does Tech Influence Modern-Day Communication? Nicholas Thompson Weighs In

How does technology intersect with different life stages? What is the narrative of technological development today, as opposed to a decade ago? And how does it change the way we relate to one another? Nicholas Thompson—Editor-in-Chief of WIRED—weighs in on the most pressing questions about our... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 16th, 2019

Wealthsimple CEO Michael Katchen Announces New High-Networth Investement Partner

Wealthsimple, the intelligent investment platform popular with millennials, is expanding its financial offerings. CEO Michael Katchen announced the company will be partnering with Grayhawk Investment Strategies, opening their services to high-networth families.  Grayhawk Investment Strategies... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 15th, 2019

The Final Frontier of Privacy: Nita Farahany Considers Mind-Reading Technology

Companies and governments are closer than ever to introducing mind-reading technology. The problem? Our legal system is ill-equipped to handle the privacy concerns that will no doubt accompany it. Neuro-ethicist Nita Farahany joins the conversation in Fast Company. There are a variety of reasons... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 14th, 2019

Amazon and the Robot Revolution: Martin Ford Weighs in on the Leaders in Automation

How has Amazon integrated automation into its 600,000+ workforce? What will be the future of its employees? And how are we, as consumers, making that future happen? Martin Ford joins the Land of Giants podcast for a discussion on the Robot Revolution. Land of Giants, a podcast produced by Vox... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 7th, 2019

Real, or AR?: Augmented Reality Expert Helen Papagiannis Introduces a New Social Media Game

In a new weekly segment hosted on her Instagram, Helen Papagiannis asks viewers to guess which image is real and which is the product of augmented reality. Wildly offbase, the answers to the game reveal how adept the technology is getting at mimicking the real world.  "Real or AR was inspired by... Continue Reading →
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