- How Technology Is Destroying Jobs
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
- A Chocolate Maker’s Big Innovation
In transforming the way cacao farmers supply manufacturers, a San Francisco startup is creating a superb product.
- Repairing Bad Memories
A scientist who has anguished over terrors in her family’s history explores how people might erase the trauma from memories.
- A Popular Ad Blocker Also Helps the Ad Industry
Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology. Some may not realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.
- Mobile Call Logs Can Reveal a Lot to the NSA
Research shows how much the NSA could glean from call records, and why efforts to downplay the significance of such metadata are misleading.
- So, You Wanna Be an Android?
Inside the evolution movement that wants machines to replace people.
- Laser Scanning Reveals New Parts of an Ancient Cambodian City
LIDAR technology continues to reveal archeological evidence of urbanization. <
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.
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.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.