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The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Technical, regulatory, and business obstacles are still in the way of safe, useful, and affordable self-driving vehicles.
Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the network of the future
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT
With 5G networks rolling out around the world, engineers are turning their attention to the next incarnation.
Landowners are earning millions for carbon cuts that may not occur
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT
A new analysis finds California’s cap-and-trade program may vastly overestimate emissions reductions.
Facebook’s ad-serving algorithm discriminates by gender and race
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 17:15:00 GMT
Even if an advertiser is well-intentioned, the algorithm still prefers certain groups of people over others.
The race to make a lab-grown steak
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Meat production spews tons of greenhouse gas and uses up too much land and water. Is there an alternative that won’t make us do without?
China’s Huawei has big ambitions to weaken the US grip on AI leadership
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:50:00 GMT
In spite of tensions with the US and its allies, Huawei is rapidly building a suite of AI offerings unmatched by any other company on the planet.
A simple blood test to predict premature births could save babies’ lives
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Complications from preterm birth are the leading cause of death worldwide in children under five.
Bill Gates explains why we should all be optimists
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT
We sat down to talk about breakthrough technologies, China, and reasons to be cheerful with this issue’s guest editor.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019, curated by Bill Gates
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT
We asked Gates to choose this year’s list of inventions that will change the world for the better.
Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT
Futurist and NYU professor Amy Webb on an impending artificial intelligence catastrophe—and why there’s still hope it can be averted.
China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:20:00 GMT
New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories.
The first privately funded trip to the moon is about to launch
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:45:00 GMT
After failing to claim the Lunar X Prize (which, to be fair, everyone did), the Israeli firm SpaceIL could have a rover on lunar soil in a little over a month.
The technology behind OpenAI’s fiction-writing, fake-news-spewing AI, explained
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT
The language model can write like a human, but it doesn’t have a clue what it’s saying.
AI is reinventing the way we invent
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT
The biggest impact of artificial intelligence will be to help humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own.
Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Last year a string of controversies revealed a darker (and dumber) side to artificial intelligence.
The Reunion: a new science-fiction story about surveillance in China
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Technology is making people unhinged and violent. Can an algorithm stop them?
Seven New Year’s resolutions for Big Tech in 2019
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 11:59:00 GMT
2018 was a no good, very bad year for Silicon Valley. Here’s some of the things tech giants should commit to do next year to avoid a repeat performance.
The day I tasted climate change
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Every one of us will have a moment when global warming gets personal.
All the reasons 2018 was a breakout year for DNA data
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:59:00 GMT
Gene information on millions of people is revolutionizing how we predict disease, catch criminals, and find new drugs.
How Google took on China—and lost
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
It used to be that while Google wanted China, China really needed Google. Not any more.