Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 21, 2016)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Moore’s Law Is Dead. Now What?
Shrinking transistors have powered 50 years of advances in computing—but now other ways must be found to make computers more capable.
- Inside Vicarious, the Secretive AI Startup Bringing Imagination to Computers
By reinventing the neural network, the company hopes to help computers make the leap from processing words and symbols to comprehending the real world.
- Paint-On GMOs Could Create Cattle, Dogs with Custom Fur
It sounds crazy, and it is. A startup says it can use genetic engineering to change the color of animal coats.
- Big Oil Companies Have Already Become Dinosaurs
A new report details how profound shifts in the global energy market have left the oil majors far behind.
- Rising Seas Lift an Industry
For the Dutch masters of water management, climate change is a boon.
- Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home
The Supreme Court shut down his last venture, Aereo, after it riled TV broadcasters. Now Chet Kanojia wants to overturn how broadband is delivered.
- Can HP Make 3-D Printing into a Mass Manufacturing Technique?
The tech giant says its new $130,000 printers will produce plastic parts quickly and inexpensively.
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.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
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.
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