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EmTech Digital 2017: How AI is Changing Our Lives
See all of our coverage from MIT Technology Review’s conference in San Francisco, which focuses on the latest advances in artificial intelligence.
Software that can understand images, sounds, and language is being used to help people with disabilities such as deafness and autism in new ways.
Our one-day conference will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchains.
It’s not quite Her, but an artificially intelligent chatbot from an app called Hugging Face elicits surprisingly real emotions.
A startup gives chatbots and virtual assistants realistic facial expressions and the ability to read yours.
Help us find this year’s top young innovators.
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.
Families of patients are starting advocacy groups, raising money for research, and founding biotech companies to advance cures for rare diseases.
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These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them right now.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Botnets of Things
The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse.
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The 5G Economy: How 5G will Impact Global Industries, The Economy, and You
We are now in the early stages of the next technological revolution: the development of a ubiquitous wireless network that will marry data collection and computation with billions of devices. This will provide us with unprecedented insights and abilities that will change what we do and how we do it. This network is called 5G
These Toaster-Oven-Size Radios Will Help Bring 5G to Life
Within a few years, 5G networks could turbocharge your smartphone. But can they pass the tests cooked up by engineers at an office park in New Jersey?
5G Wireless Is Coming, and It’s Going to Blow You Away
A massive FCC spectrum release—and new advances in wireless technologies—accelerate an era of incredibly fast data.
by David Talbot
Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Reinforcement Learning
By experimenting, computers are figuring out how to do things that no programmer could teach them.
by Will Knight
Otto Cofounder says AI Will Be Widely Available in Trucks Within 10 Years
Cofounder of the Uber-owned firm says totally self-driving trucks will come in “baby steps.”
by Rachel Metz
Elon Musk’s OpenAI Unveils a Simpler Way for Machines to Learn
The group says it has a more practical way to get software to learn tasks, such as steering robots, that require multiple actions.
by Tom Simonite
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: The 360-Degree Selfie
Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.
What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.
The FBI’s Facial Recognition Program Is Sprawling and Inaccurate
Around half of all adult Americans are on the agency’s image database, and its software is incorrect 15 percent of the time.
Why the Senate’s Vote to Throw Out Privacy Laws for ISPs Isn’t All Bad
Nobody wants their data spread far and wide, but the FCC’s rules were an inconsistent solution to a much larger problem.
Sizing Up Trump’s Cyberwar Strategy
The United States is taking damage in the global cyberwar, and Trump won’t be able to fix that without help.
by Mike Orcutt
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Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People
Poorly secured webcams and other Internet-connected devices are already being used as tools for cyberattacks. Can the government prevent this from becoming a catastrophic problem?
by Mike Orcutt
What Happens When Robots Become Role Models
Children can find their behavior shaped by robotic companions—so let’s not screw them up.
“The Relentless Pace of Automation”
Artificial intelligence could dramatically improve the economy and aspects of everyday life, but we need to invent ways to make sure everyone benefits.
by David Rotman
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Organizations serious about gaining—and maintaining—competitive advantage must optimize their digital customer experience. This introduction to DPM explains how this emerging approach can provide serious business value.
The Chinese technology giant has launched a multipurpose platform-as-a-service technology built for scale and reliability—and capable of responding rapidly to changing market and business demands.
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The Next Step in Finance: Exponential Banking
The current technological revolution is accelerating the transformation, not only of industry and business, but also of human lifestyles, culture, and, therefore, society as a whole.
A Secure Model of IoT with Blockchain
The Internet of Things is a fast-growing, increasingly complex network of connected devices. This excerpt from an Open Mind article touches on blockchain as a way of securing this new ecosystem.
by Ahmed Banafa
The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics
In this article excerpt, a British researcher discusses why AI and cybernetics are moving beyond the realm of science fiction—but warns that the technologies also raise significant ethical questions.