Dfinity wants to allow the creation of apps that can run on the network itself rather than on servers owned by Facebook, Google or Amazon. Can it succeed where others have failed?
The president’s executive order to temporarily suspend H-1B visas exacerbates the US’s precarious position in the global competition for AI talent.
Gene therapy could put an end to future pandemics.
This week’s moves from Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM mark a major milestone for researchers and civil rights advocates in a long and ongoing fight over face recognition in law enforcement.
Avi Schiffmann, the brains behind the web’s most popular coronavirus tracking site, just launched a protest tracking site. How did he do it?
Everyone is trying to avoid covid-19. But finding clear proof for a vaccine will mean hoping some people get it.
Until there’s a treatment or vaccine for covid-19, public health will depend heavily on decisions by business leaders. Technology and systematic thinking can help.
The tech giants have also given approval to several US states seeking to use its Bluetooth system to trace coronavirus infections.
The confluence of investor money, ticking biological clocks, and covid-19 is creating a schism in the fertility industry.
Entrepreneurs and academic gene jockeys are hatching schemes for population-level coronavirus testing.
How to safely ease social distancing while we wait for a covid-19 drug or vaccine.
The first medical reports are in, but there’s no silver bullet for coronavirus infection yet.
Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.
Once enough people get Covid-19, it will stop spreading on its own. But the costs will be devastating.
An in-depth investigation into artificial-intelligence-based attempts to recognize deception.
The AI moonshot was founded in the spirit of transparency. This is the inside story of how competitive pressure eroded that idealism.
Synthetic versions of the deadly virus could help test treatments. But what are the risks when viruses can be synthetized from scratch?
Researchers have successfully bypassed the eyes with a brain implant that allows rudimentary vision.
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Cash is gradually dying out. Will we ever have a digital alternative that offers the same mix of convenience and freedom?
It won’t be easy to update the 47-year-old standard for predicting what fires will do—but it will save lives.
He Jiankui’s manuscript shows how he ignored ethical and scientific norms in creating the gene-edited twins Lulu and Nana.
Finding help can be a struggle for gamers who feel their playing has gotten out of control.
A sophisticated new electronic warfare system is being used at the world’s busiest port. But is it sand thieves or the Chinese state behind it?
A fog of micro-debris poses major risks to satellites and spaceships—and this test suggests there is a lot more of it than anyone had thought