In an astonishing case with world-wide implications, the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled (in a 5:4 opinion) a Canadian farmer violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he planted seeds containing Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genes. The farmer, Percy Schmeiser, never bought Monsanto’s seeds. He says that the seeds must have blown onto his land or that other farmer’s genetically-modified crops must have cross-pollinated with his own.
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
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