Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Aging Collection Marks First of Many Interdisciplinary Troves for Researchers

In the first of what will be a monthly series, SAGE Publishing will open up articles in a specific area of public interest – note, not in a specific discipline – to help researchers pursue knowledge outside of their usual silos. This month, SAGE (the parent of Social Science space) launched an interdisciplinary microsite on […]

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Google Employees Are Outraged That The Company Is Working With The Pentagon To Equip Military Drones With AI

Daily Mail: Google is working with the Pentagon to equip military drones with people-tracking AI in secretive ‘Project Maven’ deal, report claims* Google is working with the Department of Defense on secretive ‘Project Maven’* Project Maven is tasked wi…

Melinda Mills on Sociogenomics

Combining sociology and genetics, Melinda Mills and her collaborators abandon the nature v. nurture controversy for empirical research on family formation, inequality, child-rearing and other real-life concerns. In this Social Science Bites podcast, she discusses this new field of ‘sociogenomics.’

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Scientists in Need of Arts Training

How can universities train our scientists, technologists and engineers to engage with society rather than perform as cogs in the engine of economic development? Author Richard Lachman asks for educational system to require STEM students to take art and humanities courses, not as an attempt to “broaden minds” but as a necessary discussion of morals, ethics and responsibility.

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This Has Got To Be The Worst Job In Technology

Shaka Tafari saw graphic photos of bestiality or people killing dogs while working as a contractor for messaging app Whisper. Photo: Nick Agro for The Wall Street Journal Lauren Weber and Deepa Seetharaman, Wall Street Journal: The Worst Job in Technol…

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