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.
- 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. <
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.”
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.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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