About the magazine:
Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights research and development news stories from Asia to a global audience. Based in Singapore, the print magazine is maintained by a team of professional science and medical journalists, with active contributors from industry and academia.
About the issue:
In this issue of Asian Scientist Magazine, we explore how ubiquitous and influential tech can be made fair and accessible to all.
Tech governs everything today. It shapes how societies function, how we live our lives and to some extent, what it means to be human. Perhaps most influential of all is artificial intelligence (AI). In Fair Tech (p.08) we delve deep into whether AI can be trained to be ethical.
So many of us are glued to social media to exchange information. But it’s also a place where lies are being amplified, influencing how people make decisions such as voting for their country’s leader. We unpack that in Web Of Lies (p. 16). In How NFTs Are Changing The Art World (p. 22), we explore what various stakeholders are doing to make the expanding art world of non-fungible tokens safe and inclusive in Asia.
You can also read about the safety of online mental health counselling in Is Your Online Therapy Safe? (p. 28) and find out how AI-based language models must be regulated in Language Models Running Wild (p.34).