Or is psychedelic therapy too good to be true?
Psychedelics have the potential to treat a wide array of mental health disorders, but novel compounds have a tendency to escape the lab and harm users looking for a novel high.
How to improve the standardized test?
The classic college admissions test is one-size-fits-all – and ends up failing both students and colleges. Can we do better with an interactive test that feels more like a video game?
Can robots provide a human touch for elderly people?
Life in a retirement home can be lonely. Until you meet the robot caregiver, who roams the halls checking in with elderly residents. The question: Is eldercare something we want (or trust) a robot to do?
Can we track Covid-19 without tracking people?
Contact tracing is one of the best weapons we have to contain a pandemic. But can it defeat the disease without spying on people who might carry it?
Can you trust what you see?
Deepfake videos use AI to generate hyper-realistic clips of people saying things they didn’t say or doing things they’d never do. How can we prevent our reality from being swayed by this weapon of mass deception?
The utopia and the dystopia.
A question that will determine the future of our lives online … and off.
What would you do to end a disease?
With new tech, you can change the DNA of an entire species – but can anyone ever fully understand the risks?
What happens when we remove the human therapist from therapy?
Woebot uses AI to guide users through a therapy session anytime, anywhere. It could increase access to mental health and reduce the stigma – no human therapist required.
If you could learn as fast as a kid again, would you?
The Halo headset stimulates your brain as you learn. Right now its use is limited to physical learning (athletes and musicians use it), but someday it could help anyone master anything. Would that be fair?