Category Archives: Clips

Five Ways Boycotts Have Been Transformed In The Trump Era

Voting with your wallet is an American tradition, but the aims and methods of boycotts have changed in unprecedented ways lately. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Flipboard’s Quest To Save Online Publishing—And Itself

With Flipboard 4.0, Mike and Marci McCue grapple with an alt-fact, ad-saturated internet using a mix of mobile tech, AI, and print-era publishing aesthetics. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Airbus Is About To Build A Self-Flying Electric Robo-Taxi

With eight rotors on a pair of tilting wings, the Vahana prototype has the sci-fi look you’d expect. (Read on Fast Company.)

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The Science of Counting Crowds: Interview on New Hampshire Public Radio

Is it really possible to accurately estimate the size of massive crowds at events like the Women’s March? Experts armed with balloons, satellites, and/or AI say it is. (Listen to interview on Word of Mouth.)  

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How Trump’s Opponents Are Crowdsourcing The Resistance

Wikis, Google Docs, and other collaboration tools are powering a mass political movement with one goal: to put Democrats back in power. (Read on Fast Company.)

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How a Google Doc Grew Into an Anti-Trump Political Movement

It started with a tweet and a Google Doc full of typos. Now it’s a national organization called Indivisible with over 4,500 local affiliates committed to overturning Republican control of Congress. (Read on Fast Company.)

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The Science And Politics Of Counting The Crowds At The Inauguration And Women’s March

Organizers have reason to exaggerate, but AI and eyes in the sky are starting to provide a much better estimate of how many people show up. (Read on Fast Company)

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Why It’s So Hard For Robots To Get A Grip

Robots are all thumbs. Engineers are working to improve dexterity so bots can take over housekeeping drudgework—as well as people’s jobs. (Read about robot hands on Fast Company.)

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The Everything Chip: Qualcomm’s Plan To Power Drones, VR, Cars, PCs, And More

The mobile giant aims to get its smartphone chips—as well as new technologies—inside an array of emerging devices. It won’t be easy. (Read about Qualcomm on Fast Company.)

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Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?

Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI. (Read about Watson on Fast Company.)

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