In his song “Time Was,” counterculture singer Phil Ochs reminisces about a past “when a man could build a home, have a family of his own. The peaceful years would flow; he could watch his children grow. But it was a long time ago.”
To Ochs, simpler times were better: “troubles were few…a man could have his pride; there was justice on his side…there was truth in every day.”
Ochs recorded “Time Was” in 1962, when he was just 22 years old. He had yet to witness the most tumultuous parts of the 1960s — the assassinations of President John…
“Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly.” ~ Helen Keller
Helen Keller, a woman of great courage, overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf and went on to become one of the 20th century leading humanitarians. Her life, and the work she left behind have become a source of inspiration for people all over the world. …
How you approach life says a lot about who you are.
There are some who are content to passively coast through, hoping they land where they need to be and know what to do when the time comes.
Then there are others, who make active choices to understand who they are and what they want, and set the goals that will keep them moving in the right direction.
But a big part of having a successful life, is learning how to cope with the lessons that life has to teach us.
Here are 24 powerful life lessons that will happen…
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Entrepreneurship is a quality that is very attractive to colleges. Admissions committees like to see that you can think outside the box, be creative, and make opportunities for yourself. It’s a skill that’s particularly relevant right now: Many products and services you use came from startups or from companies that began that way.
Drew Houston, the founder and CEO of Dropbox, learned about sales and management in his…
SAN FRANCISCO — Facial recognition systems frequently misidentify people of color. Lending tools charge higher interest rates to Hispanics and African Americans. Sentencing algorithms discriminate against black defendants. Job hunting tools favor men.
Negative emotions are more likely to be assigned to black men’s faces than white men. Computer vision systems for self-driving cars have a harder time spotting pedestrians with darker skin tones.
The use of artificial intelligence, which combs through vast amounts of our personal data in search of patterns, is rapidly expanding in critical parts of Americans’ daily lives such as education, employment, health care and policing.
Unintentional bias in AI has warranted a lot of public criticism recently. However, we often don’t talk enough about the intentional bias that shows up in an alarming amount of fourth wave innovations.
One shocking example came to light in late 2019 when leaked documents revealed that the popular social media platform TikTok was doling out “algorithmic punishments for unattractive and impoverished users.” Human moderators were instructed to flag users who were “unattractive, poor, or otherwise undesirable,” at which point the TikTok algorithms would prevent most users from viewing their content.
These standards were put in place by the Chinese…
The AI technologies employed by many, including law enforcement, can discriminate against minorities and add to systemic racism, if not addressed.
Technology, including AI, can be used as an instrument of discrimination against minorities. With recent Black Lives Matters protests taking place across the US, discussions and debates are now underway over how racism is institutionalized, especially when it comes to policing and law enforcement.
That conversation has also now started to address the inherent biases in some technologies.
The world is consistently becoming more reliant on technology. In fact, the past few months have seen that reliance increase with…
We will take you on a small tour and show you what gets needed to make a game for free in both Android Playstore and Apple iOS stores.
The gaming category has been one of the most prominent money earning types when compared with others. Such has been the rise of the Gaming category that it has made money amounting to around 200 billion dollars this year.
When such a massive amount of money is getting generated through a type, then it essentially means that it is one of the areas where payment gets transferred within short periods. …
The UI design is the first impression of a mobile application. It connects the users with a brand, makes user journey smooth in the app, and increases the entire ROI of the application. When an app’s UI design is client-centric and has engaging content, nothing can stop its success.
However, the landscape of UX is transforming continuously — new things are getting developed time by time. And UI design is the most changing area in the mobile industry, which impacts many other areas of the industry.
The UI design of an app is not limited to its looks. The app’s…
“Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.”
This quote is meaningful to me as I’ve often struggled with a problem until an insight from a user test “changed my perspective”.
I had this intuition that video games would also change my perspective. They seemed so much edgier, playing with deeper and more experimental UX techniques. I wanted to go well beyond classic “gamification”. That was all the rage a decade ago where apps used toys like “achievements” to encourage app use. Of course, given what we’ve learned in the last few years about the overuse of mobile phones and…