Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 23, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Internet of Farm Things
Companies are competing to turn data into advice on how to farm better, and attracting investments from the likes of Google Ventures and Monsanto.
- Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Put Realistic 3-D People in Your Living Room
The HoloLens augmented-reality headset projects believable images of people into real settings.
- Why Google’s Self-Driving Bubble Cars Might Catch On
The compact, speed-limited vehicles being tested by Google might have a better chance at success than automated versions of conventional cars.
- Leaderless Bitcoin Struggles to Make Its Most Crucial Decision
Bitcoin’s most influential developer has proposed a controversial fix that would help it handle more transactions.
- Courting App Makers to Unlock Your Car’s Powerful Data Trove
Startups like Automatic are trying to interest developers in gadgets that plug into your car, hoping to power a new wave of mobile apps.
- Oculus Rift Hack Transfers Your Facial Expressions onto Your Avatar
Facebook teams with researchers to transfer your smiles and frowns into virtual reality.
- Facebook’s Internet.Org Hits Global Flak
Groups in Indonesia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere join Indian counterparts in criticizing Internet.org’s practices. <
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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