Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending December 20, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Can This Man Make AI More Human?
One cognitive scientist thinks the leading approach to machine learning can be improved by ideas gleaned from studying children.
- Inside the First VR Theme Park
A new form of weekend entertainment combines virtual reality with a clever stage set. For now, you’ll have to visit suburban Utah to check it out.
- Socks Generate Electricity Using Microbes Fed by Urine
Yes, you read that right.
- Are Young Athletes Risking Brain Damage?
Sports leagues should do more to protect children from the long-term problems that stem from hits to the head.
- User Error Compromises Many Encrypted Communication Apps
Apps that aim to let you talk securely may be made less secure by users who screw up the authentication process.
- A Change of Mind
Diana Bianchi championed tests that find Down syndrome early in pregnancy. Now can she find a way to treat it?
- Paris Climate Agreement Rests on Shaky Technological Foundations
The effort to limit global climate change relies on technologies that are unproven or even illusory. <
The inside story of how ChatGPT was built from the people who made it
Exclusive conversations that take us behind the scenes of a cultural phenomenon.
How Rust went from a side project to the world’s most-loved programming language
For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.
Design thinking was supposed to fix the world. Where did it go wrong?
An approach that promised to democratize design may have done the opposite.
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death
Can anti-aging breakthroughs add 10 healthy years to the human life span? The CEO of OpenAI is paying to find out.
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