Seven Must-Read Stories from the Past Week (May 11-17)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Treading Carefully, Google Encourages Developers to Hack Glass
Breaking its own restrictions, Google will show developers how to build any kind of app for Google Glass at its I/O conference.
- New Kind of LED Could Mean Better Google-Glass-Like Displays
Micro-display LED tech could light up the next generation of face-wearable gadgets.
- It’s Time to Talk about the Burgeoning Robot Middle Class
A prominent roboticist asks: How will a mass influx of robots affect human employment?
- How to Mine Cell-Phone Data Without Invading Your Privacy
Researchers use phone records to build a mobility model of the Los Angeles and New York City regions with new privacy guarantees.
- What It’s Like to See Again with an Artificial Retina
Artificial retinas give the blind only the barest sense of what’s visible, but researchers are working hard to improve that.
- Can Carbon Capture Clean Up Canada’s Oil Sands?
Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
- The Algorithm That Automatically Detects Polyps in Images from Camera Pills
Analyzing the footage from camera pills is a time-consuming task for medical professionals. Now computer scientists are attempting to automate the process. <
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.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
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.
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