Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 21, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Virtual Reality Advertisements Get in Your Face
Some companies see virtual and augmented reality as a way to make money from a new type of ads.
- The Best Virtual-Reality Experience So Far
Game developer Valve has been working on its own virtual-reality hardware—and it’s more impressive than anything else I’ve tried.
- Rewriting the Rules of Turing’s Imitation Game
Some researchers are searching for more meaningful ways to measure artificial intelligence.
- Goodbye, Internet Explorer
Microsoft’s legendary browser is getting replaced. It’s about time.
- Hybrid Power Could Help Drone Delivery Take Off
A prototype hybrid quadcopter can fly several times farther than conventional battery-powered ones.
- High-Speed 3-D Printing
A startup’s version of 3-D printing is faster and cheaper (and makes better objects).
- Scientists Call for a Summit on Gene-Edited Babies
Nobel Prize winners raise alarm over genetic engineering of humans. <
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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