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Media companies can now be held responsible for your dodgy comments on social media

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Part of growing up is learning to take responsibility for the hurtful things you say. As a person who often says stupid things, I often need reminding.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Trump’s Twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter.

Originally published in The Conversation.

The coronavirus pandemic is boosting the big tech transformation to warp speed

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes that were already happening across society, from remote learning and work to e-health, The Conversation.

The coronavirus has thrust human limitations into the spotlight. Will it mark the rise of automation?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a massive surge in global unemployment. It has also highlighted the increasingly valuable role of automation in today’s world.

Although there are some jobs machines just can’t do, COVID-19 has left us wondering about the future of work and with this, the capacity of automation to step in where humans must step back.

Originally published in The Conversation.

New Zealand sits on top of the remains of a giant ancient volcanic plume

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Back in the 1970s, scientists came up with a revolutionary idea about how Earth’s deep interior works.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Are thermal cameras a magic bullet for COVID-19 fever detection? There's not enough evidence to know

During the frenzy of the past few months to secure resources for the fight against COVID-19, the demand for technologies that promise to detect symptomatic individuals has been sky-high. However, not all proposed solutions work as advertised.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger


As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, politicians, medical experts and epidemiologists have taught us about flattening curves, contact tracing, R0 and growth factors.

Originally published in The Conversation.