Interacting with a World of Connected Objects
Tom Coates discusses the benefits, and potential horrors, of imbuing intelligent objects with personalities.
IBM’s Watson Is Out with Its Own Barbecue Sauce
Happy Fourth of July! You may like to try some IBM Watson-created BBQ sauce at your cookout this weekend. We’ll talk to Mike Rhodin, SVP IBM Watson Group, at EmTech MIT about Watson’s future work.
—David Sweeney, marketing communications manager
More Jobs in Companies That Employ Robots
Robot enthusiast Colin Lewis found that at 76 companies that implemented industrial robots, employment increased over the past three years.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
Researchers Develop Muscle-Powered Biorobots
I can’t help but think of The Terminator: “Hasta la vista, baby!”
—James Friedman, director of advertising sales
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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