An artwork that exists only digitally was sold for $69.3 million!

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The Sale that Shocked the World


Artificial Intelligence

AI and engines have forever changed the game of chess.

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Introduction

While the origin of chess remains a controversy debated among historians and players globally…


Two prominent concerns emerged in the debate around the implementation of AI in fighting crimes. Authoritarian governments exploiting AI surveillance and biases in facial recognition technology.

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Introduction

Artificial intelligence (AI)¹ has been rapidly growing worldwide, with new applications being discovered every day. While AI has applications across many sectors, one area where it is commonly utilized is in AI surveillance and facial recognition technology to combat crimes. As of 2019, at least seventy-five countries globally are actively…


A Double-Edged Sword

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Introduction:

Today, in our era of online social movements and calling for change, technology has become an instrumental tool for organizing and gaining public awareness. Only a handful of people emerge as informal leaders for change on social media and encourage like-minded individuals to express themselves for the betterment of society…


A look at two art pieces that exemplify Realism

Melissa Cooper, “Guardian,” 2020, Oil on Panel, 36” x 18”

Introduction:

Throughout history, various transformative art movements emerged, forever changing the nature of art and its subjects. Realism was founded by Honoré de Balzac (author of La Comédie Humaine) during a period of innovations and great changes. At the time, advances in industrial technology reinforced the Enlightenment faith in the connection…


He suffered seriously from religious extremism

Introduction:

Michael fatally shot a Canadian soldier on October 22, 2014 at Parliament hill in Ottawa. He later got into a gun fight with some officers and was shot 31 times. He died on the scene. …


The rise of the internet gave hacktivists two prominent new tools to advocate for themselves and the issues they embrace: a convenient and powerful way to spread their message globally and the ability to conduct cyber operations and attacks.

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Background:

What is hacktivism? The term was first coined by the Cult of the Dead Cow, an organization consisting of international hackers dedicated to advancing human rights. In its essence, hacktivists worldwide use their programming skills to support vital issues, such as free speech and privacy (Denning 2015). Hacktivists differ from…


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Bohai Lu

I am an aspiring writer interested in art history and technology! I am currently an editor for Lessons from History, please feel free to reach out!

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