Supine computing is the act of using a computer while lying down on your back (the supine position). It seems like a great alternative to sit-down computing, as your body is mostly in a natural position; this also helps you stay productive even with a back injury that would normally make it difficult to sit or stand. However, it’s not without its downsides. This entertaining visual guide to supine work covers a variety of positions, but specifically avoids any positions in bed.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here