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Who Will Protect You from Drone Surveillance?
The coming wave of commercial drones is already exposing gaps in today’s privacy laws.
Robotics pioneer Sebastian Thrun is building an open-source autonomous car.
With the quiet launch of Uber Freight, the ride-sharing giant takes aim at disrupting the massive industry of hauling stuff by 18-wheeler.
An overwhelming majority of the data collected is from people of European ancestry. But researchers are trying to change that.
What really worries him is that we don’t have enough artificial intelligence yet.
Organizations serious about gaining—and maintaining—competitive advantage must optimize their digital customer experience. This introduction to DPM explains how this emerging approach can provide serious business value.
The 2016 winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors outstanding mid-career inventors, discusses his work as an imaging scientist and his plan to expand peer-to-peer inventing opportunities for young people via the REDX platform.
Presented by IEEE Collabratec
Sponsored White Paper
Produced in partnership with Deloitte
Mark Zuckerberg’s Long March to China
The Chinese government likes to control social media and what people do with it—but Facebook looks willing to launch in China anyway.
Sponsored by Northrup Grumman
Israeli Hacking Firm Said to Be Behind Groundbreaking iOS Malware
NSO Group, a firm that trades in spyware, stands accused of peddling an unprecedented attack on iPhones.
Security Experts Agree: The NSA Was Hacked
Analysis of the software tools made available by the Shadow Brokers suggests that they’re the real deal.
Hackers Claim to Be Selling Secret U.S. Spy Software
A group called the Shadow Brokers appears to be in possession of NSA code, though it’s unclear exactly how powerful it is.
Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.
Chatbots with Social Skills Will Convince You to Buy Something
Virtual assistants that can read social cues and nonverbal signals are less jarring—and surprisingly persuasive.
by Will Knight
Bad Math Props Up Trump’s Border Wall
Set aside the questions of whether it’s wise to put a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border or who should pay for it. It simply can’t be done at the price Donald Trump has claimed.
Ad Algorithms Might Choose You to Be a Paid Product Promoter
You don’t have to be Kim Kardashian to make money promoting products on social media.
by Tom Simonite
New technologies and biological insights are providing unprecedented ways of improving our health.
Are Altered Mosquitoes a Public Health Project, or a Business?
Nonprofits and corporations are in a race to fight dengue and Zika.
The Mystery of Knotted Proteins
Biologists are getting closer to figuring out why nature ties knots in some molecules, which could lead to better drug discovery.
Stopping Breast Cancer with Help from AI
The Department of Defense is backing an effort to use machine learning to find clues about tumor biology.
by Emily Mullin
Sponsored by Horizon Pharma
Fetal Cells Offer Promise in Prenatal Testing
A scientist says a blood test that can discern a fetus’s entire genome is coming.
In Rehab Clinics, a Possible New Role for Brain-Computer Interfaces
Paralyzed people regained some motion after operating a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton.
by Ryan Cross
A Big Step Forward in the Quest for a Better Painkiller
Scientists have developed a new drug that promises the pain-numbing effects of opioids without the addiction.
by Adam Piore
Provided by BBVA
The Ethics of Human Enhancement
Recent scientific advancements increasingly allow humans to improve everything from memory to appearance. But those capabilities come with questions about how they should be used, and who should make those decisions.
by Andy Miah
Outlook for the Internet of Things
Fast-growing networks of smart, Web-connected objects are creating both opportunities and challenges—and this is just the beginning.
A Gender Power Shift in the Making
We are well into the second decade of the 21st century, but the vexing topic of gender in corporate life is commanding more serious attention than ever before.