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Inside a plan to humanise the technological revolution

Zach Lieberman explores the unexpected effects of creating art with code. He talks to Mark Fielding about humanising the coming technological revolution.

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Can democracy withstand the generative AI revolution?

Generative AI is a double edged sword: sharp enough to create new forms of participation, or to sever democratic traditions. In a year when 2 billion people will vote in democratic elections, it is up to us to determine what happens next.

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Synthetic biology is saving the world's oldest crabs from extinction

A hundred thousand crabs are killed every year for their blood, which keeps the world's vaccines safe for use. Mariquita de Boissière explores how synthetic biology can save their lives.

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After AI, will anyone achieve mastery ever again?

AI will not just reshape the future of work, it will fundamentally change how humans think about skill and talent. How do we guide this change to benefit the next generation?

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Augmented reality is turning doctors into Iron Man

From classrooms to operating theatres, newborns to grandparents, virtual and augmented reality is already improving health care. While the world was distracted with metaverse avatars and virtual meetings, spatial computing has been leading a quiet revolution to help everyone live longer, happier lives.

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Here's why quantum computers that can hack your password are good for you

Quantum computing is officially one of the technologies of 2024. But when it's not hacking passwords, quantum is set to have an explosive impact on your day-to-day life. From the food you eat to the products you buy, quantum will make them cheaper and better than ever before.

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Gilgamesh, Bryan Johnson, and the Fountain of Youth: do you want to live forever?

Life extension research has captured the minds of enthusiasts who take multiple pills a day and immerse themselves in the latest research. It's time to ask the question: do you really want to live forever?

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The world is built for men. Is virtual reality next?

From seatbelts to office temperatures, the world is built for men. In its history so far, virtual reality has gone the same way, with headsets that don't fit a large portion of female faces.

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Can virtual reality solve climate change?

Researchers are increasingly looking to virtual reality to explain the climate crisis in new, impactful ways. From ecotourism to education to direct action, Clovis McEvoy explores how VR is cutting through the noise to communicate the planet’s greatest issue.

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