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A report finds personal user data from mental health apps is being sold
WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — Thousands of mental health apps are available on your phone or computer, offering services like virtual therapy sessions, mood trackers and meditation guides. They can be helpful and… Read More
Most of us are still worried about AI — but will corporate America listen?
WASHINGTON (NPR) — Do we need a mandatory screening of the Terminator series in corporate boardrooms? Because new research shows that Americans are concerned about the pace that artificial intelligence… Read More
Educators worry about students using artificial intelligence to cheat
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Earlier this month, New York City public schools blocked access to the popular artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT. Educators are concerned that students could use this technology… Read More
Artificial intelligence could soon diagnose illness based on the sound of your voice
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Voices offer lots of information. Turns out, they can even help diagnose an illness — and researchers are working on an app for that. The National… Read More
Biden has $52 billion for semiconductors. Today, work begins to spend that windfall
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden is heading to an IBM manufacturing plant in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Thursday to tout a new $20 billion investment the company is making in… Read More
Apple warns of security flaws in iPhones, iPads and Macs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices. Apple released two security… Read More
The U.S. is considering a radical rethinking of the dollar for today’s digital world
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Since its establishment as the country’s national currency, the dollar has undergone many updates and changes, but nothing compares to the proposal being debated today. The… Read More
Why Ohio’s data privacy bill is on hold for now
COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — State lawmakers are considering a bill that’s meant to protect data of Ohioans. The legislation spells out who can access data and how they… Read More
Criminal hackers are now going after phone lines, too
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Criminal groups have been sending threatening messages in the past couple of months to companies that manage broadband phone services all over the world, promising they’ll… Read More
Ohio to use new technology to get more adoptable kids in forever homes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are 16,000 kids in foster care in Ohio and around 3,100 who are awaiting adoption now. And Ohio will become the first state… Read More
WATCH: Is U.S. Regulatory Framework Capable Of Reining In Big Tech Companies?
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google encountered intense scrutiny from House lawmakers on Wednesday, particularly over whether they leverage unfair business practices to prevent… Read More
LinkedIn CEO Condemns Employees’ ‘Appalling Comments’ On Race
During an all-staff meeting, anonymous employees deride the racial justice protests and question the professional networking company’s diversity initiatives.
Video Meeting Platform Zoom Addresses Criticisms as it Sees Explosive Growth in Users
Zoom’s founder and CEO addressed some of the company’s growing pains as the service saw an unexpected surge in the number of users when people began socially distancing due to COVID-19.
Why America Is Losing The Toilet Race
Japan rethought the bathroom. Why hasn’t America?
Ohio Using AI to Cut Potential Red Tape
The state of Ohio is going high-tech to weed out what could be considered overly burdensome government rules. An agency is using an artificial intelligence program to sift through hundreds… Read More
WATCH: The Ethical Implications of Mind-Machine Meld
The fast-moving development of brain-machine interfaces got a boost when Elon Musk announced the work for Neuralink, his new company devoted to implantable devices to enhance cognition and better marry… Read More
In 2020, Some Americans Will Vote On Their Phones. Is That The Future?
Despite unanswered questions about security and transparency, mobile voting pilots aimed at overseas and military voters move forward in a number of states.
With New Google Data Center, Husted Calls Columbus ‘Tech Hub’ of Midwest
Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in New Albany, a central Ohio suburb. The data center is expected to generate about 50 jobs within the next… Read More
What If Aging Wasn’t Inevitable? The Quest To Slow And Even Reverse Aging
Scientists have developed promising clock-turning treatments for mice. Could pills that mimic the benefits of exercise help humans? In this Future You: the effort to stop the symptoms of growing old.
Ohio Receives $17.8 Million to Study Self-Driving Vehicles
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according… Read More
To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students’ Online Lives
More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren’t worth it.
The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health
What’s the link between smartphone use and teens’ mental health? Experts disagree, with some arguing that the threat is overblown.
Ohio Awards Final Prizes in Opioid Science Challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has awarded the final round of prizes in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis. Four winners were announced… Read More
How Mind-Controlled Robot Suits Could Enhance Our Limbs
In Episode 2 of Future You, Elise Hu explores mind-controlled exoskeletons that could let paralyzed people walk or the able-bodied gain super strength.
Mind-Machine Meld: How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate
The next phase of human evolution seems headed toward merging biological bodies with machines, and in the first video of Future You, Elise Hu gets connected to a network and plays a game her thoughts.