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May 24th, 2018 by: Judith Sutz

Health Inequalities in the Global South: Transforming Inspiring Stories into Effective Policies

  Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.03 PDF: Sutz_Health Inequalities Inequality is usually considered in economic terms, but is, in fact, a much broader social situation. Income inequality does lead to different types of inequality, particularly in the fulfillment of basic needs, but other forms of deprivation exist that cannot be deduced…

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May 24th, 2018 by: Suzanne Moon

Social Progress in a Technoreligious World

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.04 PDF: Moon_Social Progress What is the place of religion in work for social progress? This question often produces widely divergent responses, with some seeing religion mainly as a source of conflict in societies, and others pointing to the role of religious people and communities in important…

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May 15th, 2018 by: Helga NowotnyJohan Schot

It could be otherwise: social progress, technology and the social sciences

Technology’s Stories, vol. 6, no. 2 –  DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.05 PDF: NowotnySchot_It Could Be Otherwise The idea of social progress and the origins of modern science and technology are inextricably intertwined. Indeed, it was this idea that kept the entire enterprise of modern science and technology going. Reinforced by the actual scientific and technological practices, this…

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March 12th, 2018 by: Kira Lussier

From the Intuitive Human to the Intuitive Computer

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.03.16.01 PDF: Lussier_Intuitive Human In an early scene of Her, Spike Jonze’s 2013 romantic science fiction film, the protagonist, Theodore, purchases a new operating system marketed as a revolution in personalized computing. After setting up the operating system, Theodore asks its surprisingly personable female voice (played by…

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March 12th, 2018 by: Colin Garvey

Broken Promises & Empty Threats: The Evolution of AI in the USA, 1956-1996

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.03.16.02 Garvey_Broken Promises Artificial Intelligence (AI) is once again a promising technology. The last time this happened was in the 1980s, and before that, the late 1950s through the early 1960s. In between, commentators often described AI as having fallen into “Winter,” a period of decline, pessimism,…

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March 12th, 2018 by: John Krige

Representing the Life of an Outstanding Chinese Aeronautical Engineer: A Transnational Perspective

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.03.16.04 PDF: Krige_Representing a Life In 1955 a brilliant young engineer who had left China in the 1930s returned home to put his knowledge at the service Mao’s new revolutionary regime.  Qian Xuesen (better known in the West as Hsue-Shen Tsien) graduated from Jiao Tong University in…

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