Category: Technology

Is Your Device Listening to You? It’s More Complicated Than Just ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

It’s more influenced by data and past patterns than current conversations Editor’s note: Industry consultant Shelly Palmer is taking his popular newsletter and turning it into an Adweek article once per week in an ongoing column […]

Nobody likes using technology

If you are an engineer, the title of this article may shock (or even offend) you. But if I rephrase, I’ll merely state what’s immediately obvious: people are motivated towards achieving their goals and technology is simply the […]

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS COMING FOR OUR FACES

EVERY STRANGER’S FACE hides a secret, but the smiles in this crowd conceal a big one: These people do not exist. They were generated by machine learning algorithms, for the purposes of probing whether AI-made faces can pass as real. […]

How long will it take to phase in driverless cars?

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson explains on The Vergecast Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stopped by The Vergecast to discuss the future of self-driving cars with Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins. They explore how the industry has evolved over […]

How the tech unicorns of 2019 are doing on the stock market

Check our IPO tracker for a glimpse at the performance of some of the biggest new public companies in tech. After years of only sporadic tech IPOs, the spigot has opened. 2019 will likely be a banner […]

Pepsi is going to start putting its Aquafina water in aluminum cans

PepsiCo is planning to replace its plastic bottles of Aquafina with aluminum cans at locations around the U.S. The move is part of a broader initiative from the company to reduce its plastic use as a consumer backlash […]

How Technology Is Being Used To Reduce Racial Disparities In Healthcare

The inequalities in the healthcare industry are widely documented, with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reporting earlier this year, for example, that there are massive racial disparities in pregnancy-related deaths. There is a lack of diversity in the medical […]

Is There a Fifth Dimension?

Imagine a world where you can only move forwards and backwards along a line. You’d see nothing but single points in front of you, and nothing but single points behind you—a one-dimensional world. Now expand […]

WILL SMARTER CARS MAKE US SAFER DRIVERS?

I don’t have a self-driving car or anything, but I like to follow what’s happening as the technology evolves. Obviously, it’s intriguing to think of a future where you sit in a car and do […]