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Drones to the Rescue

Drones to the Rescue

If we could send fleets of drones flying medical supplies to people in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the world, would it be worth it? Who’s going to pay for the drones,…

The Innovator Gap

An innovator I know—let’s call him Tom—had trained for a decade at some of the world’s top research institutions to become an expert in materials science and engineering. He’d developed a new manufacturing technique for semiconductors with the potential…

Examining the Cybercrime Law

Nearly a year has passed since the Parliament of Pakistan promulgated a law to regulate electronic crimes. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 covered an array of offences related to cyberspace. In all, it listed 23 offences: unauthorized access to …Continue reading

How Secure is the Secured?

In 2016 alone, social networks like Facebook and Twitter produced approximately 4-petabytes and 8-terabytes of new data per day, respectively. IBM big data research shows that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created worldwide every day – so much so that 90% …Continue reading

Solving a Global Digital Identity Crisis

Digital identities have become an integral part of modern life, but things like e-passports, digital health records, or Apple Pay really only provide faster, easier, or sometimes smarter ways of accessing services that are already available.

Winner Take Nothing

The FBI got into an iPhone in a terrorism case, but that didn’t really solve anything. The FBI has hacked into an iPhone and dropped its case against Apple, but that does nothing to resolve the larger issues. Device security will get …Continue reading

Watch This

Medical sensors will make wearable tech indispensable for all of us. Wearable devices were supposed to make us smarter and healthier. They were supposed to provide useful data that was previously difficult or even impossible to attain. But activity trackers—the vanguard of …Continue reading

AI’s Research Rut

When you picture AI, what do you see? A humanoid robot? When you think about a real-world application of AI, what comes to mind? Probably autonomous driving. When you think about the technical details of AI, what approach do you name? I’m …Continue reading

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