Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 19, 2016)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Fun (and Some Nausea) with the First Games for the Oculus Rift Headset
The first games for Oculus Rift are pretty sweet, though some can cause motion sickness.
- An AI with 30 Years’ Worth of Knowledge Finally Goes to Work
An effort to encode the world’s knowledge in a huge database has sometimes seemed impractical, but those behind the technology say it is finally ready.
- T-Cell Pioneer Carl June Acknowledges Key Ingredient Wasn’t His
Are cancer cures being held back by competition among scientists?
- Health-Tracking Startup Fails to Deliver on Its Ambitions
Quanttus spent several years trying to track blood pressure at the wrist, but doing so appears to be even more difficult than the company thought.
- Out-of-Work Chinese Government Hackers May Be Behind Sophisticated Ransomware Attacks
The downside of Obama’s effort to rein in Chinese industrial espionage could be advanced ransomware attacks on U.S. companies.
- The Feds Are Wrong to Warn of “Warrant-Proof” Phones
Throughout history, communications have mainly been ephemeral. We need to be sure we can preserve that freedom.
- Musclebound “Bio-bots” Move Around in Response to Light
Researchers say the tissue-wrapped structures can be building blocks for complex biological machines. <
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.
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.
ChatGPT is about to revolutionize the economy. We need to decide what that looks like.
New large language models will transform many jobs. Whether they will lead to widespread prosperity or not is up to us.
GPT-4 is bigger and better than ChatGPT—but OpenAI won’t say why
We got a first look at the much-anticipated big new language model from OpenAI. But this time how it works is even more deeply under wraps.
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