Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 30, 2016)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Q&A: Bill Gates
Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
- China Is Building a Robot Army of Model Workers
Can China reboot its manufacturing industry—and the global economy—by replacing millions of workers with machines?
- The Key to Repairing Your Bones May Come Out of a Printer
Customized, printed orthopedic implants could be the future. In the meantime, the new manufacturing method is helping companies cut costs.
- Three Decades On, Chernobyl’s Specter Haunts Nuclear Power
More nuclear plants could combat climate change, but safety concerns plague the industry—fairly or not.
- Do We Deserve Total Digital Privacy?
A quarter-century ago, a “protracted battle” over encryption began between law enforcement and civil-rights activists.
- Nokia’s Move into Connected Gadgets May Prove Prescient
Nokia is paying $191 million for Withings, a company that makes health and fitness gadgets, and it sounds like a smart move.
- Twitter’s Artificial Intelligence Knows What’s Happening in Live Video Clips
Twitter has been developing technology that automatically recognizes what’s happening in live video, a step toward sophisticated recommendations. <
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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