Absent the occasional police car or fire engine appearing at its top, outwardly MIT’s Great Dome has remained as it was since 1916, a symbol of the classical ideals of education and excellence amid the industrial bustle of Cambridge. Inside was a different story. Plans to build the Boston area’s largest assembly hall in the dome were scrapped in favor of a more affordable library. Its spectacular 27-foot oculus was blacked out during World War II and obscured by pipework and drop ceilings for decades after. Renovated in 2013, the reading room is now open around the clock.
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.”
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Video: Geoffrey Hinton talks about the “existential threat” of AI
Watch Hinton speak with Will Douglas Heaven, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI, at EmTech Digital.
Doctors have performed brain surgery on a fetus in one of the first operations of its kind
A baby girl who developed a life-threatening brain condition was successfully treated before she was born—and is now a healthy seven-week-old.
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