What are the consequences if machines are intelligent but don’t have identities? What are the possible ways to hold machines, and their creators, accountable for their actions taken upon human society?
Life can feel hopeless and challenging at times, and it can be easy to be overwhelmed. Young adults in particular are experiencing a difficult time worldwide from the pandemic, political polarization and conflict. According to a recent report, over 13% of young adults in the United States have reported experiencing at least one major depressive episode in the last year.
A new table made by Indigenous people for an Indigenous space at Arizona State University evokes the ancient canal system built by the Hohokam tribe that first sustained people in the Valley.
A few months after her husband, David, was killed in the line of duty in February 2020, Kamellia Kellywood was asked to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in northeastern Arizona.
When Herbert Roskind and his wife, Laura, moved to Arizona from Massachusets in 1997 after his retirement, they were looking for a way to get involved in their new community. So the Roskinds started taking courses at Arizona State University aimed at adult learners, where he met professors in a wide array of fields.
Seeing the impact that the university had on its students and the larger community, Roskind knew that he wanted to also be a part of the ASU family.
It’s not easy keeping the attention of 100 third graders. But last week, a group of young students from Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School sat rapt in an auditorium on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus as playwright James Garcia told them — in character as Raúl H. Castro, Arizona’s first Latino governor — about how we went from a poor immigrant to a respected community leader.
For many, 2021 has provided some much needed sense of normalcy, especially when compared with the previous year.
Even though the pandemic is still lurking, the widespread distribution of safe and effective vaccines and a better understanding of how COVID-19 is contracted and can be treated has helped people feel more comfortable in returning to a modified pre-pandemic lifestyle.
In the strange, dark world of the ocean floor, underwater fissures, called hydrothermal vents, host complex communities of life. These vents belch scorching hot fluids into extremely cold seawater, creating the chemical forces necessary for the small organisms that inhabit this extreme environment to live.
LaTasha Barnes, a new faculty member in Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre, recently received a 2021 Bessie Award as an outstanding performer for her sustained achievement in dance.
“Barnes is celebrated globally for her musicality, athleticism and joyful presence,” according to the nomination. “... She is an amazing dancer telling a beautiful and captivating story.”