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The Nazca Geoglyphs and AI- an Unlikely Match Made in Heaven

The ‘Nazca Lines’ describe a series of geoglyphs spread across the Nazca Desert in Peru. Although an exact date of the creation of these geoglyphs cannot be pinned, we estimate the majority of them to have been made between 500BCE and 500CE. Interestingly enough, the lines themselves were mistaken for vestiges of roads and paths in the past, as their sheer magnitude…

Digital Digging with Digital Trowels?

There’s something very strange about the name ‘digital archaeology’, it sounds quite oxymoronic, actually. However, digital archaeology has really begun taking off over the past decade, and is becoming increasingly important in the field of archaeology. ‘Digital archaeology’ is best described as the merging of digital media and technology to the discipline of archaeology. Perhaps you might recognize this as the use…

Don’t Forget to Vote!

Chances are, if you’ve been on the internet in the past month or so, you’ve seen some variation of that phrase somewhere. Maybe it’s your American friend, or a celebrity you follow, or perhaps even a corporation trying to do some marketing off of the election season. What’s more, I didn’t even have to specify in which country this election is taking…

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…

Don’t You Text Me in That Tone!

One of the things the most important things to me during the beginning of the quarantine when I couldn’t see my friends was the internet– being able to talk to my friends despite being another country as them. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking this, since most people nowadays communicate with their loved ones through the internet. Even so much as…

The Luxury of Boredom

Hey you, yes you, are you bored right now? No? Well, have you been bored in the past 48h? Chances are, unless you’re extremely busy, you’ve felt some kind of boredom recently. And yet, I’m willing to bet that like me, there are movies you’ve never seen, books you’ve never read, games in your library collecting dust. So, how can we bored…