Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
The way scientific information diffuses through the knowledge economy is changing, and the first evidence from Wikipedia shows how.
Machines have shown some impressive flashes of intelligence in recent years. Do we need to start teaching them right from wrong?
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
The best way for AI machines to learn is by feeding them huge data sets of annotated examples, and the Daily Mail has unwittingly created one.
The great Belgian surrealist Magritte painted two versions of one of his masterpieces, and nobody has been able to distinguish the original from the copy. Until now.
Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.
Apps like Periscope will create a complex new relationship between broadcaster and audience.
The secret to making profitable movies will amaze you. (Spoiler: it’s not hiring top box office stars.)