We live in an age of escalating technological disruption. Forces seemingly beyond our control can give us wonderful benefits, or take them away, and sometimes they can do both at the same time. It is natural to be concerned about change. CHM decodes technology for everyone, providing objective, helpful context for people to become informed technological citizens.
We explore the tradeoffs of belonging and community versus privacy and security, tracing your personal data–and even your DNA–from you to massive databases and beyond. We’ll help you determine if you can trust your tech, and the tech innovators and companies behind it.
These days, new tech innovations increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI), a source of anxiety as well as hope for many. With decades of experience interpreting AI, CHM is uniquely positioned to explain what it is, how it works, and its impact on our daily lives—past, present, and future. We’ll help you understand the line between fact and (science) fiction.
Learn about key AI terms you may have heard and see how AI can get very personal when it’s used with genetics technology.
Find out how AI innovations may affect your job or even make your life better in the future. Learn how dating apps use your data when you sign up to find love.
Find out how AI innovations may use your data to in ways that you may not realize, or approve of, in credit scores, social media accounts and more.
To learn more and get in the mood for our AI programming, check out the CHM resources below.
You might want to start with our watch-list and see how the AI technology depicted in sci-fi movies is connected to computer history.
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