Andrew “Bunnie” Huang has been an integral part of the open hardware startups Chumby, Novena, and Chibitronics and knows the manufacturing system of Shenzhen, China, inside and out. MIT Technology Review business editor Elizabeth Woyke talks with him about forging productive partnerships with Chinese factories, the many ways that fake products are produced in Shenzhen, and whether it’s still cost-effective for companies to manufacture in China.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
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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.
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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