Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending December 27, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Google’s Robot Recruits Dominate DARPA’s Rescue Challenge
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.
- Kalashnikov’s Legacy
A 2005 story in MIT Technology Review explained the ubiquity of the AK-47.
- 2013: The Year in Internet Stories
Fitness bands, watches, smoke detectors: what will be put online next?
- 2013: The Best Biomedicine Stories of the Year
A push for new brain-mapping technology and a ban on some gene patents showcase ongoing advances in biomedical technology.
- Q&A with James Kuffner, Google Robotics Researcher
At a military contest in Miami, a Google scientist discusses the future of robotics.
- Novel Circuit Shrinks Laptop Chargers, Could Improve Appliance Efficiency
A new kind of power adapter is barely bigger than a plug.
- 2013: The Year in Communications
Along with NSA spying revelations, 2013 brought faster wireless technologies, global connectivity expansion, and new communications business models. <
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.”
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.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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