Rapid Change

The world has always changed, yet thanks to digital technology change is happening quicker than ever before. Industries throughout the world have faced huge shifts – from Spotify challenging the music industry, Uber taking on the transport industry, and social media changing the way that brands and influencers interact with their audiences. Some changes have…

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How Intuition And The Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery and Creativity

We’re back with Brain Pickings, writer and MIT fellow Maria Popova’s blog for curious minds. This article is her exploration of W. I. B. Beveridge’s The Art of Scientific Investigation, in which he puts forth his fascinating explanation of combinatorial creativity. Beveridge’s theory is that ideas happen to us in response to needing a solution;…

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Musician Who Lost His Arm Can Play Piano Again With This Insanely Cool Prosthetic

In this article, found on ScienceAlert, the possibilities for the future of prosthetics is explored. There are already massive advances in what prosthetics can enable people to achieve and here, the capabilities of this rapidly changing technology are demonstrated through the musical work of Jason Barnes, who lost his right arm just below the elbow in…

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In Just 4 Hours, Google’s AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

Developed by Google’s DeepMind AI lab, AlphaZero has defeated the world champion chess program, Stockfish, in just 4 hours. This technology is rapidly changing and already, since October, new developments are on the horizon. This article, found on Science Alert, looks at how AlphaZero differs from previous programmes, through self-reliant learning, and what might come next.…

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