Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 28, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Google’s AI Masters Space Invaders (But It Still Stinks at Pac-Man)
Google’s artificial-intelligence researchers say software that learns to play video games could graduate to the real world before long.
- New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft
A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.
- New Display Technology Lets LCDs Produce Princess Leia-Style Holograms
Startup aims to give mobile devices the power to display full-color holographic images and video.
- Does Obama’s Keystone Veto Matter?
The Keystone XL pipeline is a distraction from what’s really needed to solve climate change.
- Venture Capitalists Love Biotech Right Now
Scientific advances and new business models are spurring investor confidence in biomedical-related ventures.
- A Smart-Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple
As the Apple Watch casts a shadow across the smart-watch market, Pebble preps a wrist-worn gadget with a color e-paper display.
- Five Loopholes That Could Undermine Net Neutrality
“Open Internet” rules are on the verge of being approved in the U.S., but crucial details remain unclear. <
The inside story of how ChatGPT was built from the people who made it
Exclusive conversations that take us behind the scenes of a cultural phenomenon.
How Rust went from a side project to the world’s most-loved programming language
For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.
Design thinking was supposed to fix the world. Where did it go wrong?
An approach that promised to democratize design may have done the opposite.
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death
Can anti-aging breakthroughs add 10 healthy years to the human life span? The CEO of OpenAI is paying to find out.
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