Kick back at your home computer and enjoy a taste of the firehose–this time with no pesky problem sets. Two MIT Faculty Broadcasts, hosted by the MIT Alumni Association in November and March, are now online:
“It’s a Small World” focuses on nanotechnology research in civil, chemical, and electrical engineering.
“Virtual Communities” explores how virtual worlds are changing human communication.
Tune in: alum.mit.edu/lt/learning/broadcasts/.
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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