- Singapore Wants a Driverless Version of Uber
Singapore plans to let anyone test driverless cars in one of its busy neighborhoods in 2015.
- The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do
A company given $21 million by leading Silicon Valley investors aims to extend Bitcoin’s functionality so it can power much more than just payments.
- 2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack
Health-care organizations often store medical records and other information insecurely.
- Cuba’s Internet Revolution Faces Economic and Political Realities
The new White House approach could help Cubans gain access to the Internet—but the question is whether the regime will play ball.
- “Smart” Software Can Be Tricked Into Seeing What Isn’t There
Humans and software see some images differently, pointing out shortcomings of recent breakthroughs in machine learning.
- A Prototype Battery Could Double the Range of Electric Cars
Startup Seeo has developed batteries that store far more energy than conventional ones, which could extend the range of electric cars.
- Best of 2014: Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful
If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But In July, Yahoo researchers came up with an approach that could change that. <
Going bald? Lab-grown hair cells could be on the way
These biotech companies are reprogramming cells to treat baldness, but it’s still early days.
Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task
The single technique for teaching neural networks multiple skills is a step towards general-purpose AI.
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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