Issue Four • Sep 22, 2021
Rewired’s fourth issue, Refresh, seeks to explore both the bold, dynamic changes coming to technology and the tensions that these changes may yield. In each piece, you’ll see varying degrees of cautious optimism, balancing the excitement of innovation with careful pragmatism.
Rewired’s fourth issue, Refresh, seeks to explore both the bold, dynamic changes coming to technology and the tensions that these changes may yield. In each piece, you’ll see varying degrees of cautious optimism, balancing the excitement of innovation with careful pragmatism.Read the editor's note →
Your Next Interviewer May Be a Machine: “Moneyball” in Corporate Hiring
Taking a “Moneyball” approach to hiring may make it easier to navigate large pools of applicants. But, the lack of transparency and allegations of bias associated with these tools make it imperative that we implement them carefully.
Linguistic Revival: How Japan Restored the Native Ainu Language with “AI Pirika”
While language extinction isn’t a new phenomenon, language loss is occurring at a breakneck pace in the twenty-first century. Applications of natural language processing (NLP) and computational linguistics may offer a pathway to preserve endangered languages from extinction, including the recent example set by AI Pirika in preserving the Ainu language in Japan.
Why We’re Seeing Déjà Vu with Vaccination Passports
Whether or not they may be the right move forward, vaccine passports are here to stay — especially as new variants cause fresh outbreaks and the questions about how to resume global travel and trade still loom. Yet the waves of opposition in different countries have hindered the implementation of these passports across the globe.
Unlocking the IP Safe: Waiving Intellectual Property Rights for COVID-19 Vaccines
The sweeping effects of COVID-19 and dramatic success of vaccines for the virus have ignited a new debate about intellectual property rights in medicine, as many question whether the integrity of intellectual property outweighs the potential to save lives.
Combatting Tech with More Tech: Blockchain’s Role in Tackling Digital Misinformation
Blockchain has proven its capabilities in mitigating misinformation through several creative usages and has offered solutions to addressing ways in which fact-checking can take place in real-time and in a decentralized manner. As the pandemic has exemplified the horrors of misinformation, blockchain is a refreshing solution to an age-old problem.
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