Rooting out artificial bias, uncovering fake news and predicting the future of transport. Our weekly round-up of provoking thoughts, penetrating insights and digital curiosities.
Prevention and cure
Nature looks into the biases being rooted into artificial intelligence algorithms and how researchers are trying to balance the scales. For its part, The Guardian examines one of the newest European festival staples – measles, while Yale 360 makes the case for why nuclear power should be part of the energy solution. Elsewhere The Harvard Business Review looks at what happens when technology gets ahead of society.
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Getting ahead of ourselves
The New York Times delves into the tough bets that cities are facing when it comes to preparing for the possibility of driverless cars. The publication also takes to a flight simulator to see how far away we are from a world without pilots while The Financial Times investigates exactly why millennials are driving the cashless revolution in China.
Who can you trust?
Wired dives into the world of shadow politics and the digital sleuth exposing fake news. The publication also looks at why you can’t trust more cryptocurrency white papers. In addition, The Financial Times looks at how international watchdogs are considering new capital safeguards for the growing cryptocurrency market.