Technology Review’s editors selected Yael Maguire as one of last year’s TR35 recipients partly because of his cross-disciplinary bent. Even as the fulltime chief technology officer at ThingMagic, a company which makes the machines that “read” radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips, Maguire still finds time to explore his passion: the physics of computing. Yet, he told us recently, that hasn’t slowed down the growth of ThingMagic or his vision for the future of RFID. And he explains how even technologies that fail help us along the way.
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.”
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Video: Geoffrey Hinton talks about the “existential threat” of AI
Watch Hinton speak with Will Douglas Heaven, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI, at EmTech Digital.
Doctors have performed brain surgery on a fetus in one of the first operations of its kind
A baby girl who developed a life-threatening brain condition was successfully treated before she was born—and is now a healthy seven-week-old.
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