Capitology Blog

Unmasking the Bias: How Joy Buolamwini Is Fighting for Ethical AI

February 19, 2024
Joy Buolamwini is not just a computer scientist; she's a visionary, an artist, and a “poet of code” working to advance justice in the digital age. As the capabilities of and enthusiasm for artificial intelligence advance at a breakneck pace, her work delves deep into the murky depths of algorithmic bias, exposing the hidden prejudices that exist within artificial intelligence systems and advocating for fair and equitable technology. Her experiences as a Black woman in computer science have deeply influenced her work on bias and discrimination in artificial intelligence systems. 
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Building a Robust Cybersecurity Strategy: Steps, Considerations, and Best Practices for Businesses

February 15, 2024
Developing a robust cybersecurity strategy for your business is crucial in today's digital landscape, where cyber threats are ever-evolving and becoming more sophisticated.
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The Technology Behind Popular Dating Applications

February 14, 2024
More than one-third of adults have used a dating site or mobile application, and it now ranks as the preferred method where people look to find dates. According to a recent Pew Research study, 20% of adults aged 18 to 29 years reported meeting their current partner online. However, individuals aged 43 to 58 have historically found the most success with online dating, with 72% stating that meeting on a dating app led to a romantic relationship. 
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New Technological Advances for Fire Safety: Leveraging the Internet of Things

February 13, 2024
Fire safety has always been one of the paramount concerns for individuals, businesses, and communities. Every year, fires result in devastating losses of life and property worldwide. According to NFPA research,  local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.5 million fires in the United States in 2022. These fires caused 3,790 civilian fire deaths and 13,250 reported civilian fire injuries. The property damage caused by these fires was estimated at $18 billion. Fortunately, with the advent of technology, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT), there has been a significant shift in how we approach fire prevention, detection, and mitigation. By integrating IoT technology into fire safety systems, we are ushering in a new era of proactive and efficient fire management.
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Neuralink's Brain Chip: How It Works and What It Means

February 9, 2024
Elon Musk recently announced that Neuralink, his company aiming to revolutionize brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), has successfully implanted a brain chip in a human for the first time. The implantation of the device, called “the Link,” represents a leap forward in the realm of BCIs, which record and decode brain activity, that may allow for new innovations in health care, communication, and cognitive abilities. 
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AI and Counterterrorism: Potential, Pitfalls, and the Path Forward

January 31, 2024
As artificial intelligence (AI) transforms nearly every aspect of modern life, it’s ushered in new opportunities, efficiencies, and conveniences. It’s also bolstering efforts to enhance digital and national security. AI is now poised to alter the landscape of counterterrorism, offering an arsenal of analytical tools and predictive capabilities. However, its integration into this sensitive domain raises several ethical and practical concerns that must be examined and legislated to ensure its responsible use. While the potential benefits of AI in counterterrorism are undeniable, overlooking its potential drawbacks could have far-reaching consequences. 
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Can Shift Robotics' Robo-shoes Revolutionize Motorized Mobility?

January 30, 2024
Shift Robotics made waves at CES 2024 earlier this month with the unveiling of their Moonwalkers X, a pair of motorized shoes designed to propel wearers with minimal effort and maximum comfort. Specifically designed for workers in indoor commercial settings, the shoes are poised to revolutionize industries where workers spend considerable time on their feet, such as warehouses, factories, and construction sites. And while the company touts a potential revolution in productivity and safety, the Moonwalkers X also raise questions about practicality, cost, and their potential impact on labor practices. 
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NASA Transforms Deep Space Communications

January 29, 2024
The NASA Psyche Mission marked a major milestone in advancing how spacecrafts communicate back to Earth. Laser beam technology is improving deep space communications and by extension improving much-needed data collection.
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Control Engineers: The Masterminds Behind the Machines

January 26, 2024
Control engineers are architects of automation. Enabling everything from smart home thermostats to complex flight controls for commercial aviation, they bring life to machines and keep the wheels of modern technologies turning smoothly. As one of the fastest growing careers today, here’s a look at what control engineers do, where they work, and the outlook for the field. 
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Your Guide to Becoming a Tech Entrepreneur

January 25, 2024
Becoming a tech entrepreneur is an exciting journey that can be filled with challenges and setbacks, but also one that can lead to significant successes and fulfillment. It’s a difficult and often unconventional career path that requires motivation and dedication. And while every entrepreneur’s journey is different, there is a well-worn path of skills and experiences that can set entrepreneurs up for success. 
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