Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 19, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Edit Wars Reveal The 10 Most Controversial Topics on Wikipedia
An analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia reveals the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures.
- Forget Battery Swapping: Tesla Aims to Charge Electric Cars in Five Minutes
Tesla Motors is pushing the limits of charging technology to make electric vehicles as practical as gas-powered cars.
- It’s Up to You, Entrepreneurs
Startup scenes are popping up in cities all over the world. Brad Feld is part of the reason.
- Bill Gates: Software Assistants Could Help Solve Global Problems
The founder of Microsoft says we have reached a “golden age” of computer science enabling more powerful assistant software.
- Finding Cancer Cells in the Blood
Technologies that can pull tumor cells from patients’ blood are giving researchers an unprecedented look at cancer.
- A Manufacturing Tool Builds 3-D Heart Tissue
A layer-by-layer fabrication tool lets researchers quickly form complicated biological tissue in three-dimensional space.
- Microsoft Has an Operating System for Your House
Microsoft aims to simplify home automation with software that connects different Internet-enabled devices. <
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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