Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending October 24, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Drivers Push Tesla’s Autopilot Beyond Its Abilities
Tesla says its new Autopilot feature is not synonymous with autonomous driving, but some drivers are acting like it is.
- First Gene-Edited Dogs Reported in China
An extra-muscular beagle has been created through genome engineering. Are we on our way to customizing the DNA of our pets?
- Twitter Boasts of What It Can Do with Your Data
Twitter unveils initiatives aimed at making money from its users’ data and behavior.
- Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill
Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.
- Scientists Hope to Lengthen Dog Years
A drug that helps people after organ transplants has extended the lives of fruit flies, worms, and mice. The next step is to see what it will do for our pets.
- TerraPower Quietly Explores New Nuclear Reactor Strategy
The startup is exploring a molten chloride reactor concept, but says it remains committed to traveling wave reactors.
- You’ve Been Misled About What Makes a Good Password
Common advice on how to make a strong password is misleading, according to a new study of password-guessing techniques. <
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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