Intelligent Machines

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 28, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

Feb 27, 2015
  1. Google’s AI Masters Space Invaders (But It Still Stinks at Pac-Man)
    Google’s artificial-intelligence researchers say software that learns to play video games could graduate to the real world before long.
  2. New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft
    A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.
  3. New Display Technology Lets LCDs Produce Princess Leia-Style Holograms
    Startup aims to give mobile devices the power to display full-color holographic images and video.
  4. Does Obama’s Keystone Veto Matter?
    The Keystone XL pipeline is a distraction from what’s really needed to solve climate change.
  5. Venture Capitalists Love Biotech Right Now
    Scientific advances and new business models are spurring investor confidence in biomedical-related ventures.
  6. A Smart-Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple
    As the Apple Watch casts a shadow across the smart-watch market, Pebble preps a wrist-worn gadget with a color e-paper display.
  7. Five Loopholes That Could Undermine Net Neutrality
    “Open Internet” rules are on the verge of being approved in the U.S., but crucial details remain unclear.