May 2, 2019

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Business Impact

How the hell are cryptocurrency holders supposed to file their taxes?

Though it wasn’t in time for tax day, US lawmakers are pressuring the IRS to clarify its policies for digital currencies.

Connectivity

The first study of a twin in space looks like good news for a trip to Mars

Thanks to twin astronauts, we now have our first solid evidence of how the human body responds to long-term spaceflight—and it’s thrown up some mysteries.

Intelligent Machines

A robot has figured out how to use tools

In a startling demonstration, the machine drew on experimentation, data, and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task.

Intelligent Machines

This robot can sort recycling by giving it a squeeze

The robot, called RoCycle, uses pincers to pick through garbage and identify what materials each bit contains. It could help reduce how much waste gets sent to landfill.

Rewriting Life

Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter

A quest to understand how human intelligence evolved raises some ethical questions.

Intelligent Machines

This may be the Apple II of AI-driven robot arms

A new low-cost robot arm that can be controlled using a virtual-reality headset will make it easier to experiment with AI and robotics.

Features

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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