- Sensing the Inevitable, Companies Begin to Adapt to Climate Change
Most have yet to incorporate climate change into their business plans, but a few are finding a way.
- No Industry Can Afford to Ignore Artificial Intelligence
MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference will explore and explain how artificial intelligence is transforming all kinds of business.
- Big Ideas, Big Conflicts in Plan to Synthesize a Human Genome
Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organisms, difficult ethical questions, and profits for a handful of companies.
- Germany Runs Up Against the Limits of Renewables
Even as Germany adds lots of wind and solar power to the electric grid, the country’s carbon emissions are rising. Will the rest of the world learn from its lesson?
- Tesla Tests Self-Driving Functions with Secret Updates to Its Customers’ Cars
The Internet connection built into every Tesla gives the company a unique advantage in the race to develop autonomous vehicles.
- Washington Grapples with a Thorny Question: What Is a GMO Anyway?
New approaches to generating crop varieties are making it hard for policymakers to know what to regulate.
- Google Has a Plan to Kill Off Passwords
Passwords are annoying to remember and can be insecure, so Google is turning to a new form of authentication to protect our personal information. <
Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever
The city wants to get right what Sidewalk Labs got so wrong.
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
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