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Janna Anderson

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19 Oct 2017

Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled...

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6 Jun 2017

Connection begets connection. The Internet of Things is in full flower but does that leave it vulnerable to cyberattack?

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29 Mar 2017

Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of...

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8 Feb 2017

Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could...

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29 Jun 2012

Tech analysts envision a future with “smart” devices and environments that make systems more efficient. But the early evidence is that the costs and necessary infrastructure changes to make it all work are daunting. And the experts note that people find comfort in the familiar,...

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