New York State issues Coronavirus Sex Health Memo

According to the NYS Health Department, self love may be the best and safest love – for now. Coronavirus and the pandemic have fundamentally changed how we live our lives and how we socialize. And that means sexual socialization as well. The guide encourages people to have sex by themselves or only with people/partners they…

Yikes – Lab-grown Brain Cells Can Now Communicate

Imagine your brain in a petri dish. Imagine your brain forming its own network and processing information outside of your body. Imagine a few of your brain cells called organoids or more commonly known as “minibrains reproducing and processing information that could potentially heal itself and prevent brain disease. Scientists are using organoids to study…

Rwanda Launches First “Made in Africa” Smartphones

Smartphone penetration in Africa is estimated to be around 45%, generally lower compared to the rest of the world, but surprisingly high when considering how challenging it is to deploy adequate wireless communications infrastructure in many parts of the Continent. Nonetheless, nearly 75% of the African population has access to SIM-based services, which means that…

Dawn Dickson: Transforming Vending Machines Through AI

TSmart vending machines are common sights across Japan, a country where jidohanbaiki dispense everything from beer to sake and from batteries to magazines. Some of these machines are able to develop relationships with shoppers, and this is something that is clearly lacking in the United States, a market that is ripe for revolution in automated…

Facial Recognition App garners Controversy

The use of artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology has sprung numerous debates related to privacy. In some countries, face recognition is used for mass surveillance purposes. Such is the case in China, where you cannot get a new SIM card for your smartphone unless your face is scanned. In the case of technology startup Clearview AI,…