Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 26, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Can Technology Fix Medicine?
Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.
- No Man’s Sky: A Vast Game Crafted by Algorithms
A new computer game, No Man’s Sky, demonstrates a new way to build computer games filled with diverse flora and fauna.
- Urban Jungle a Tough Challenge for Google’s Autonomous Cars
It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably handle the real world, experts say.
- Chinese Researchers Stop Wheat Disease with Gene Editing
Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.
- Could “Force Illusions” Help Wearables Catch On?
Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.
- More than a Hundred Genetic Variants Tied to Schizophrenia
A multinational research collaboration has identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with an increased risk for the psychiatric disease.
- Super-Dense Computer Memory
Researchers have discovered a new way to make chips that could pack terabytes into smartphones. <
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.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
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.
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