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Counteracting Bias In AI

Counteracting Bias In AI

Everybody is prone to bias in some regard. Much of it is largely innocuous; if you grew up in a certain city, for instance, you’d be more prone to have fond memories of it. Or not, everyone is different in that regard. However, in our bid to create artificial...
Museums (And What They Tell Us About UX)

Museums (And What They Tell Us About UX)

I’ve written before about Human-Centered Design (HCD) and user experience design (UX), two interrelated concepts that help govern good application development, new technology practices, and just about any product or service that will ever come in contact with a human....
Tech And The Modern CEO

Tech And The Modern CEO

The role of the CEO is changing, a shift due in part to new technology. CEOs have always been responsible for growth in the companies that they lead. For all of the stereotypes of penthouse suites and high-octane business meetings, the bottom line is that this class...
The Role of Coding Camps In Development Jobs

The Role of Coding Camps In Development Jobs

A need for competent programmers and computing jobs of all stripes has revealed that there is a major skill gap between careers and people to fill them. The universal desire for businesses across all industries to create solid apps and web materials has exploded in...
iPhone X: The Ghost of Smartphones Yet To Come

iPhone X: The Ghost of Smartphones Yet To Come

Last month’s release of the iPhone X predictably caused no shortage of hype, criticism, and speculation from a variety of camps. However, over a month later, the lines have died down with the buzz and we’re left with a group of people that have used the device for...
Why Human-Centered Design is Important In Technology

Why Human-Centered Design is Important In Technology

In this age of rampant startups, ever-expanding technology, and readily accessed information, it’s important to remember, at the end of everything, who benefits from a product or service. Hint: it’s not robots. At least, not for the most part. Humans, the “users” in...
3 Tips To Make You A Better App Developer

3 Tips To Make You A Better App Developer

Remember the teacher that told you there’s always room for improvement? Turns out that doesn’t just pertain to your homework. Know your enemy. We all heard Thomas Edison’s quotes on failure at some point or another, but you don’t have to learn just from your own...
Failing Forward: The Breakneck Advance of IoT Technology

Failing Forward: The Breakneck Advance of IoT Technology

There’s a good chance that, even if you don’t work in a tech-oriented industry, you’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Even if you haven’t, you’ve certainly felt its impact. The rise of integrated devices, from smart thermostats such as Nest to a wide assortment of...
What You Need To Know About Swift 4

What You Need To Know About Swift 4

In September, Apple released Swift 4.0, the latest iteration of its Swift programming language promising improved robustness and stability. While 4 is not as revolutionary as previous versions, lacking the massive selection of new features that came with Swift 2 or...