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,…

Harry Potter, come get your cloak

You might call it Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, but it’s not. A “magical” shield that can make objects ‘vanish’ behind an innovative light-bending material has been created for the military. The developers, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp, claim its new application is based on Quantum Stealth Technology – also known as the “Invisibility Cloak.” Yes. Potter is…

Cardi B’s Wild Trip to Africa

Award-winning rapper Cardi B has wrapped up her West African tour. The trip included performances in Nigeria and Ghana, memorable moments with fans, and some meaningful acts of philanthropy. Writing for Quartz Africa, Saratu Abiola describes Cardi B’s time in Africa as “refreshing” for both the way she embraced the people and the positive representation…