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Appropriate Technology for the Developing World: Part II

Will developing countries be positively impacted by AI and the newest technology? Not always, what is needed is appropriate technology. Today we explore the question, “What is appropriate technology?”

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That Plant Is Not a Cyborg

Or a robot. The MIT researcher's underlying idea is a good one but let’s not “plant” mistaken ideas
If plants could move around freely, they would move into the most beneficial lighting arrangement. They compensate for their rootedness by growing in the optimum direction and constantly repositioning their leaves. An MIT researcher has helped out a plant by fitting it with electronic sensors attached to robotic wheels. Read More ›
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Appropriate Technology for the Developing World

The impact of artificial intelligence and new technologies on culturally diverse developing countries

Will developing countries be positively impacted by AI and the newest technology? Not always, what is needed is appropriate technology. Today we explore the question, “What is appropriate technology?”

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