Live from the Emerging Technologies Conference
Every year, Technology Review hosts the Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. I sometimes say: I would love ETC even if it were not our own. I love it for its unembarrassed geekiness, I love it for the celebrity and interest of its speakers and panelists, and I love it for its mission: explaining the impact of the year’s most fascinating new technologies. This year, Bob Buderi, our Editor at Large, and my predecessor as Editor in Chief, organized a particularly compelling show. Yesterday, we heard Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of MIT’s media lab, defend his hundred dollar computer for the poor world, and we listened to Jeff Hawkins, the founder of Palm Computing, talk about his real passion: neuroscience. I hosted a panel on social computing, and another panel on nuclear energy became, by all accounts, almost too spirited.
Today, I will be live-blogging from ETC. Stay tuned!
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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