To stop a tech apocalypse we need ethics and the arts

Artificial Intelligence
If recent television shows are anything to go by, we're a little concerned about the consequences of technological development. Dystopian narratives abound. Black Mirror projects the negative consequences of social media, while artificial intelligence turns rogue in The 100 and Better Than Us. The potential extinction of the human race is up for grabs in Travellers, and Altered Carbon frets over the separation of human consciousness from the body...
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How the internet of things is building smarter cities

New York
Urban populations are rising around the world, but cities are struggling to keep up. As the silent force that has revolutionized our world, technology is now being leveraged to manage rapid urbanization and to create smarter cities. Today's infographic from Raconteur explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a vital component in the creation of more efficient, sustainable, and resilient cities, and illustrates the growing impact this w...
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India is using hundreds of drones to map the country in incredible detail

Drone
How do you map one of the largest countries in the world? One drone at a time, perhaps. That's exactly what the Indian government is doing, with the Survey of India (SoI) using a fleet of drones to map the country in incredible detail. One of the first areas being surveyed is the Ganges river basin, which is being mapped with an accuracy of 10 cm, according to Professor Ashutosh Sharma of India's Department of Science & Technology. "The basis...
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Drones help track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drone
Drones are revolutionizing the way scientists observe, measure and monitor the natural environment. From mapping the patterns of wildfires, like those in California, to measuring the size of jellyfish populations, drones have the potential to improve our understanding of the natural environment. Although we use different names to refer to drones — for example, remotely piloted aircraft systems or unmanned aerial systems/vehicles — there is strong...
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