Monthly Archives: October 2020

How World of Warcraft managed to accidentally simulate a pandemic.

Socially speaking, (video) games are often dismissed as “childish”. Indeed, those playing games, physical or digital, are often seen as having nothing better to do, and engaging in something that is quaintly inconsequential, read: a waste of time. Yet despite that, games can already offer insight into economies via virtual markets and, as researchers discovered in late 2005, a new potential for…

Scammers everywhere!

It is a day as any other, you open your computer just to see a new email notification. Eagerly you open it just to find out it is an Apple receipt, though the email address seems slightly off. Or maybe it is an email from “an old friend” telling you about their tragic story and how they need you to send them…

AI Justice and how AI Can Help Us Fight Crime

Having an AI posing as bait during a massive sting operation might sound like something right out of a science fiction novel, but this practice has already taken place today. As the internet continues to grow to massive proportions, it becomes increasingly hard to police it. One Dutch charity’s solution? An AI chatbot posing as a young Filipina girl online. The charity…