Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
Understanding how road networks influence the spread of towns is a key goal of urban science. The digitization of one of the greatest maps ever made should help.
In a world first, a machine plays chess by evaluating the board rather than using brute force to work out every possible move.
The Singularity Summit approaches this weekend in New York. But the Microsoft cofounder and a colleague say the singularity itself is a long way off.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
MIT has announced a series of prizes to address the lack of prospects for low- and middle-income workers.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
A robotics pioneer warns that technologists must consider how advances in machine intelligence will eradicate jobs.