Recommended Computing Reads This Week
Arms Control in Cyberspace Evokes Challenges of Nuclear Treaties
Hacking has become a powerful new weapon and espionage tool for nations such as the U.S. and China. Now President Obama and other policymakers are struggling with how to create international frameworks to govern the use of such techniques.
India Replaces China as Next Big Frontier for U.S. Tech Companies
For many years U.S. tech companies have coveted but struggled to reach China’s vast population of Internet users. With China loath to loosen Internet controls, Google, Facebook, and others are now investing heavily in India, where online life is less regulated.
That Big Security Fix for Credit Cards Won’t Stop Fraud
The rollout of cards with chips to U.S. consumers is costing upwards of $200 million. Unfortunately, U.S. card issuers have chosen a flawed version of this technology.
The Simulator Bringing Movement to Virtual Reality
Virtual reality headsets can fool your eyes but not your physical sense of motion. A robot that moves you around a room using cables can add a dash of physical reality to virtual experiences.
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.”
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Video: Geoffrey Hinton talks about the “existential threat” of AI
Watch Hinton speak with Will Douglas Heaven, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI, at EmTech Digital.
Doctors have performed brain surgery on a fetus in one of the first operations of its kind
A baby girl who developed a life-threatening brain condition was successfully treated before she was born—and is now a healthy seven-week-old.
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