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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending January 30, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. 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.
  2. What Marvin Minsky Still Means for AI
    How Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence who died on Sunday, still influences the field today.
  3. 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.
  4. Renewables Plus Transmission Could Cut Emissions by 80 Percent
    Large-scale transmission lines could eliminate the need for advanced energy storage, researchers conclude.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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