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Is the future of exercise in the hands of technology?

Yes, you heard that right.

Today, you can invest in an at-home fitness screen that sits on your living room wall that will be your new personal trainer for weightlifting.

Introducing: Tonal

Tonal has revolutionized muscle building through their patented digital weight technology and cable system. They have managed to generate 100 lbs of resistance for each arm, and the machinery can be manipulated to support 170 different moves.

They take the guesswork out of choosing your weights by assigning you a “score” based on your current strength.

aka. the “peloton for…


A book that will change your worldview and thought process.

“What is reality?”

This is the question that guides Yuval Noah Harari‘s book Sapiens — one that fundamentally shifted the way I view the world and understand history.

This is one of those books you want to buy in hardcover because every chapter provides unique insight that you can read over and over. For me, it’s also a reminder every time I look at my bookshelf the importance of evaluating “what is reality?” for myself.

I’m writing this article to distill the main insights from the book, so it’s a…


The consequences and causes of unforeseen AI bias in healthcare.

A few weeks ago for a hackathon, my team was looking into heart attacks for our heart attack detection wearable. Halfway through our research, we learned that women and men can actually experience different heart attack symptoms, which often go unacknowledged. This led us in a new direction: a woman-centered heart attack wearable utilizing AI trained on female-specific data called Heartware.

It was this project that made me realize the need for awareness of bias in AI, especially in the context of healthcare.

Why is AI being used in the healthcare industry?

AI and machine learning today can be…


How to make an RFID-based lockbox

Now that I’ve made a lie detector test to catch my brother when he eats the last cookie, I decided to take it a step further.

What else are you going to do when you have a growing teen brother that eats like this?

So this time, I crafted a box that is secured by an RFID (radio-frequency identification) lock! This was inspired by my front door which works a similar way and this by following along with this project.

What This Lockbox Does

Step 1: Put cookies into…


Social Etiquette in the Age of AI Personal Assistants

A few years ago, my 6-year-old cousin came over to our house for Thanksgiving. We’d just gotten an Amazon Alexa, my parents’ new favorite toy. And guess what the first thing my cousin said to Alexa when he first met it?

“Alexa, F**k!”

And subsequently fell over laughing. He was never allowed to curse at home. By this point, he’d learned that it was a “bad word.” I guess he decided Alexa could handle it, though.

The New Social Category

Humans as a species have the ability to comprehend very complex social structures. From the…


A guide to the college process

The hardest part of the college process is about knowing yourself and your desires. Then, it’s boiling that down to one sentence.

___ is who I am. ___ is why we are a perfect match.

Your application is essentially an argument for why they should accept you. This is your “thesis,” and your grades, EC’s, test scores, and teacher recommendations are your “evidence.” …


Making a lie detector from scratch

“Did you eat the last cookie?”

“No…”

It seems that lie detectors come in handy when your sibling was the one who had the last cookie.

So let’s make one, shall we? 😜

How Lie Detectors Work

I’m sure you’re familiar with the polygraph lie detector tests used in every crime drama. Also Vanity Fair.


Smart cities can be utilized to rethink the way we live to combat climate change. Like… making ski slopes out of trash.

Most of us will be city-dwellers in the future. Three million people are moving to cities every week, and by 2050, 68% of the global population is projected to live in urban areas. 😟

But with so many people living in cities, how will this affect the environment?

Cities take up 2% of global landmass while emitting over 70% of global CO2 emissions. Scary, right?

The Solution: Smart Cities

A smart city is a sustainable city that uses the Internet of Things…


The Internet of Things and the Future.

Would you spend $550 on an Amazon Alexa-enabled sink?

While my mother was shopping for a new kitchen sink last week, she came across sinks that have sensors to automatically stop when a pot has been filled, can “provide the proper timing for lathering, scrubbing, and rinsing your hands,” and can check the temperature of the water by voice activation from across the room. Wow. The kitchen appliance of our dreams.

This is just one application of the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Transforma, today in 2020, there are around 8 billion connected IoT devices worldwide. By 2030, there…


What are the implications and solutions to biased algorithms?

Americans make up <5% of the world population. Yet incarcerated Americans make up 20% of the world’s incarcerated population.

So how do we solve this intensely disproportionate incarceration rate? To make the conviction process supposedly more efficient, US courtrooms have turned to artificially intelligence to calculate the criminal risk-assessment score to evaluate the likelihood that a convicted individual will commit a subsequent crime.

A higher score can contribute to a harsher sentence and/or getting jailed before trial. Because AI is trained on historical data to make generalizations for the future, low-income…

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