SOCIETY AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS

How Society is Changing in the Second Machine Age

Technology is shaping society, as it has always done so, but at a rate never experienced before in the history of mankind. This department is tracking the impact technology has on the fabric of our societies and humanity in general.

Among the general topics of how technology is shaping our social world we also discuss documentaries on the topics of technology and scientific breakthroughs. Film is also a powerful means of communication and medium of social awareness and change, for better or worse, and we are particularly interested in films that have foresight or comment on the social impact of technology.

Music and gaming, like documentaries and film, also have an impact on our society and we look at both the technology driving them and their impact on us. We are seeing AI writing music, code for gaming, scripting stories, and a multitude of other domains that used to be exclusively human. How is AI driven art and entertainment changing our culture and ourselves?

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Apple Brings Us One of the Great  Sci-Fi Epics

Apple Brings Us One of the Great Sci-Fi Epics

Just in case you are not one of the almost 11 million people to view the above trailer in the last 4 days (or missed it screaming at you on your Apple TV homepage)... here it is! Apple TV+ has been working on Foundation (based on the Foundation series of books by...

Is addiction to video games real?

Is addiction to video games real?

A recent six-year study, the longest study ever done on video game addiction, found that about 90% of gamers do not play in a way that is harmful or causes negative long-term consequences. A significant minority, though, can become truly addicted to video games and as a result can suffer mentally, socially and behaviorally.

Music By Machines

Music By Machines

FROM THE ARCHIVES Music By Machines AI and the business of making music     Udemy Course: Artificial Intelligence Music Creation & Remixing 2020

Economics and Investing Post COVID-19

Economics and Investing Post COVID-19

Mark Sackler 0:18 While most of us are focused on day to day survival during the current crisis, anyone who hopes to get past the pandemic will also need to be figuring out how to survive the extreme economic dislocation that is likely to last for months, years, or in...

Cindy Frewen on the post COVID-19 future

Cindy Frewen on the post COVID-19 future

Mark Sackler 0:00 So always a pleasure to welcome back Cindy Frewen to seeking Delphi. Cindy, how's it going? Cindy Frewen 0:15 Hello, Mark, how are you? Mark Sackler 0:16 Hope you're holding up all right in this crisis? You are first and foremost an urban futurist....

This AI can tell if you cheated on exams

This AI can tell if you cheated on exams

It can be assumed that since the dawn of mandatory education, kids have tried their best to cheat their way through the many tests and examinations they face. Now - as disappointing as it may sound to those who have perfected the art of cheating - artificial...

AI will replace influencers

AI will replace influencers

Long before Instagram - or the internet for that matter - advertisers knew that if you had a following, then you had a market to sell to. Over the past few years its become obvious that ‘influencer marketing’ has morphed from a niche technique used by particular...

Manipulating Videos With DEEPFAKE AI

Manipulating Videos With DEEPFAKE AI

From video and audio manipulation through to the ability to generate believable misleading news articles, the past few years have seen a rapid advancement in manipulation software. Now - based off of research done by Adobe, Stanford University, the Max Planck...