- Q&A: Steven Chu
The former energy secretary, who has begun chasing emerging technologies again, looks back on his successes and failures in government.
- Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence
A true AI might ruin the world—but that assumes it’s possible at all.
- A Pancreas in a Capsule
Stem-cell advocates pin their hopes on an artificial pancreas to treat diabetes.
- Experiments Start on a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor
Transatomic Power has begun tests on a very cheap and compact molten-salt reactor.
- Additive Manufacturing Is Reshaping Aviation
Advanced manufacturing technologies are leading to smaller jet engines.
- Deep Learning Squeezed Onto a Phone
Artificial-intelligence software can make phones better at tracking your workouts and emotions.
- Why We Don’t Have Battery Breakthroughs
A promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars. <
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
The Biggest Questions: What is death?
New neuroscience is challenging our understanding of the dying process—bringing opportunities for the living.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
How to fix the internet
If we want online discourse to improve, we need to move beyond the big platforms.
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