- Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
- Sharp Demonstrates Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells
New technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity.
- The Thought Experiment
In a remarkable study, a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. If only there were a realistic way to get this technology out of the lab and into real life.
- Three Questions with Amazon’s Technology Chief, Werner Vogels
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on how cloud computing is changing.
- How to Make Smart Watches Not Worth Stealing
A prototype device shows that measuring electrical resistance of tissues within the wrist could reliably identify someone.
- Malware on the Move
As mobile devices are used to perform more financial transactions, cybercriminals are taking greater interest.
- Google Announces Sub-$100 Smartphone
A new line of smartphones designed by Google could spread Internet access more widely in poor regions of the world. <
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.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
Chinese hackers disguised themselves as Iran to target Israel
But they left a few clues that gave them away.
DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science
The company has already used its protein-folding AI, AlphaFold, to generate structures for the human proteome, as well as yeast, fruit flies, mice, and more.
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