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For the Love and Hate of Smartphones
In a recently-published essay entitled "The Third Brain,” the researcher Pierre-Marc de Biasi alerts us to our increasing dependency on the smartphone, an "intrusive, manipulative and...
Streaming to a Device Near You
Videos are now broadcast in very high definition, on devices ranging from large TV screens to smartphones. To keep up the pace, scientists are developing ultra-sophisticated image compression tools—...
Go's Next Move: Machine Translation?
The recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence have been impressive, as illustrated by the AlphaGo program's victory over world Go Champion Lee Se-dol. Yet there are still areas...
Should Driverless Cars also Be Borderless?
Autonomous cars are gradually becoming a reality, but beyond national divergences in highway codes, these vehicles will also need to adapt their driving styles to the local habits of different...
The Legacy of World War I
A Sociologist in the Realm of Dreams
Meet Nina, the Social Robot
Who Was the First Artist?
Edgar Morin: In praise of complex thought
The Secret Life of a Clownfish