The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.
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The debate over using artificial intelligence to control lethal weapons in warfare is more complex than it seems.
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Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.
Researchers are trying to program self-driving cars to make split-second decisions that raise real ethical questions.
A biotech company believes it can create the first effective T-cell vaccines. If it is right, it would redefine infectious medicine.