Modern humans not only produced offspring with now-extinct human species such as Neanderthals, but much of today’s human population shares genes with these ancestors.
As artificial intelligence continues its rapid evolution, what influence do humans have?
The discipline, which draws on psychology to determine why people make the choices they make, is seeing a renaissance. But it wasn’t always distinct from its “rational” cousin.
Technological advances will continue to expand our understanding of the cosmos. They may also offer an awareness of the future of the human species and the planet in its charge.
A new science of social physics is needed to make sense of the vast amounts of data now gathered and monitored, and to use it to help society, all while detecting changes in the human condition.
What exactly brought down the Berlin Wall?
Forms of new media have introduced an unprecedented level of instability and distortion into the political communications system.
The explosion of data and advances in computing power are radically transforming daily life.
High-income societies are facing the rise of precarious employment.
Slowing productivity growth in major economies amid seemingly booming technology presents a paradox.
Finance for Growth
Since the dawn of medicine, aging has been doctors’ foremost challenge.
Machines have been displacing humans on job tasks for several centuries, and for seventy years many of these machines have been controlled by computers.
Mark Weiser predicted the Internet of Things in a seminal article in 1991 about how people would interact with networked computation distributed into the environments and artifacts around them.