We carry our smartphones everywhere, and they connect us to everything. We feel comfortable talking to them and having them talk back. We call them phones, but they’re pocket computers, as powerful as the supercomputers of a decade ago. We use them as calculators, cameras, memory aids, executive assistants, voice recorders, word processors,…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Connecting the world via computers in our pockets, networks in the cloud and sensors in the environment
It was my first interview with an artificial intelligence — a talking head without a body. The conversation was awkward, but considering that Bina48 is an android, it went better than I expec-​ted. Bina48 is a synthetic replica of a real woman named Bina Rothblatt. We met at a Juniata College conference called Our Transhuman…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Technology for the spirit
The message went out without fanfare on a quiet summer morning. Thomas Hales finally was done — or so it seemed.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading A Pitt professor plans to dedicate the next 20 years of his life to proving a monumental bit of math
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