Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 30, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Hacked Feature Phone Can Block Other People’s Calls
Swapping software can give one GSM phone the power to prevent incoming calls and text messages from reaching other phones nearby.
- A Camera That Sees like the Human Eye
IBM’s brainlike computer architecture paves the way for a new kind of artificial vision.
- A Wearable Computer More Powerful than Glass, And Even More Awkward
A startup that makes 3-D glasses stands out, in part, by including Steve Mann on its team.
- Innovators Under 35 | 2013
Our 13th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.
- Why Microsoft’s Next CEO Should Break Up the Company
Microsoft’s too bloated to innovate. Busting it up into specialized companies would solve that problem nicely.
- Copy Protection for 3-D Printing Aims to Prevent a Piracy Plague
Streaming designs to 3-D printers like Netflix does movies could prevent unauthorized copying.
- System Lets Surgeons Image the Brain While they Operate On It
A real-time MRI system can help surgeons perform faster and safer brain operations. <
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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