Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 7, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Google Glass Still Needs a Killer App
Glass is still a pain to use, but a few apps reveal what it could become.
- Heart Implants, 3-D-Printed to Order
Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.
- Newsweek Says It’s Found Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
How reporters tracked down a reclusive California physicist and programmer.
- Watching for a Crimean Cyberwar Crisis
An info-war is under way as websites are blocked and telecom cables to Crimea are mysteriously cut.
- Intel Designs a Safe Meeting Place for Private Data
A super-secure place for sensitive data to mingle could free companies to get the benefits of sharing it without risking leaks.
- Can Gene Therapy Cure HIV?
Engineering a patient’s own immune cells to resist HIV could eliminate the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapies.
- How Airships Are Set to Revolutionize Science
Airships can patrol the upper atmosphere, monitoring the ground or peering at the stars for a fraction of a cost of satellites, according to a new report. All that’s needed is a prize to kick-start innovation. <
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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