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News and Views from EmTech at MIT, where technologists are showing off breakthroughs in computing, energy, materials, and biomedicine—and discussing their implications.
November 2, 2015

Your Urban Vehicle of the Future Might Be an Electric Tricycle
The latest solution for congested cities is an electric, autonomous tricycle for adults.

CRISPR Gene Editing to Be Tested on People by 2017, Says Editas
A biotechnology company says it will test advanced gene-engineering methods to treat blindness.

Aquion Founder Jay Whitacre on the “Miracle Technology” in Batteries
The award-winning battery pioneer talks about the future of energy storage and the path to scaling low-cost, nontoxic batteries.

Best Tweets from EmTech: Day 2
A small sampling of the Twitter conversation around the sessions and programming from the second day of the EmTech conference.

Why Google Trailing Apple on Encryption Support Is a Human Rights Issue
A leading privacy activist says Google’s lack of support for strong encryption makes second-class citizens out of people who can’t afford Apple devices.

Best Tweets from EmTech: Day 1
A small sampling of the Twitter conversation around the sessions and programming for the first day of our EmTech conference.

Facebook App Can Answer Basic Questions About What’s In Photos
The social network shows off software that combines visual intelligence with an understanding of language.

Humans and Computers are Getting Even More Connected
The implications of pervasive or ubiquitous computing are still only beginning to be apparent.

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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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