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We live in a technology-driven era that brings new opportunities, but also challenges.
I think that the pace and the reach of technology advancements took us by surprise and we need to refocus our attention on using technology for the betterment of our planet, our society and ourselves, while avoiding its pitfalls.
Because of that, in this edition, I would like to share with you some food for thought regarding the friction between humans and algorithms, news regarding digital privacy and an encouraging report about the benefits that apps can have for mental health. And to put an emphasis on that, I'm sharing some mindfulness-related recommendations.
🏆 Weekly Highlights
- Why are two privacy-focused companies facing a backlash?
- Algorithms can make it harder on those looking for work.
- Artists are needing to adapt to the AI era
- How due to tech miniaturization cosmic particles could change election results?
- Get some meditation time with our podcast and app recommendations!
Did Apple try to do too much, too quickly?
What would you be willing to give up to keep working remotely?
The privacy-focused email service weathered a wave of criticism.
Is AI holding people back from the employment market?
A Grammy-nominated composer shares his perspective on art as a form of big data.
Why can’t there be less drab imagery in these authentication tests?
🌱 Sustainable Tech
The Orca shows promise, but some scientists question its effectiveness.
A study shows the positive impact of mindfulness training.
💡 Get inspired
This new podcast may help you reclaim your Sunday.
A weekly glimpse into Spotify’s product evolution.
⚙ Tips & tricks
This 100% non-profit mindfulness app is worth a look.
A gym for your brain, filled with courses and riddles.
🎙️Quote of the week
"I'm both excited and have incredible trepidation about this space that we're expanding into. Maybe the question I want to be asking is less “We can, but should we?; and more “How do we do this responsibly, because it's happening?”
BT, Grammy-nominated composer as quoted in What makes an artist in the age of algorithms?
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