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Rewriting Life

What if you could diagnose diseases with a tampon?

Women’s health care is often treated as all about reproduction. Some “femtech” startups are exploring the innovations that get overlooked as a result.

Photo of test tubes, one holding a tampon
Intelligent Machines

An AI that writes convincing prose risks mass-producing fake news

Fed with billions of words, this algorithm creates convincing articles and shows how AI could be used to fool people on a mass scale.

Business Impact

A “second skin” for fruit and veg could make them last twice as long

We throw away a third of all our fruit and vegetables. California-based firm Apeel wants to change that with a natural coating that keeps produce fresher for longer.

Connectivity

Why the future of satellite internet might be decided in rural Alaska

Service in the rural areas of the state is abysmal, which makes it the perfect place to test next-generation satellite internet.

Business Impact

It’s official. NASA has finally called the end of the Opportunity Mars rover mission.

NASA has ended its attempts to communicate with the robot, which has been on Mars for 15 years.

Sustainable Energy

This alarmingly simple hack could let anyone tinker with the climate

The possibility poses troubling new questions about the ability to regulate the technology.

View from the Marketplace

For data-savvy marketers, there’s a new keyword: Intent

As more companies look to machine learning for insights, marketers need to use new tools and technology to engage potential customers at the right time and place.

View from the Marketplace

The state of artificial intelligence

AI technologies are coming into mainstream business usage—but a host of challenges remains. An interactive infographic illustrates the opportunities and the hurdles.

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View from the Marketplace

Anticipating cloud work’s most common side effects

The right technology choices can minimize complexity and help workers stay focused.

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AI in Industry: Intelligent Health Care 29:27

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