- Cybersecurity: The Age of the Megabreach
We haven’t stopped huge breaches. The focus now is on resilience, with smarter ways to detect attacks and faster ways to respond to them.
- What Marvin Minsky Still Means for AI
How Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence who died on Sunday, still influences the field today.
- Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World
A new database will gauge progress in artificial intelligence, as computers try to grasp what’s going on in scenes shown in photographs.
- Renewables Plus Transmission Could Cut Emissions by 80 Percent
Large-scale transmission lines could eliminate the need for advanced energy storage, researchers conclude.
- Google’s AI Masters the Game of Go a Decade Earlier Than Expected
Google achieves one of the long-standing “grand challenges” of AI by building a computer that can beat expert players at the board game Go.
- First Monkeys with Autism Created in China
They spin in their cages and don’t interact. The scientists who created autistic monkeys say they’ll now try to cure them.
- Is 3-D Printing the Key to Cheap Carbon-Fiber Parts?
Two startups aim to make carbon-fiber parts more affordable by reinventing how they are made. <
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Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
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Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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