Keep Calm and … Massively Increase Investment in Artificial Intelligence
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The social network is working with economists to throw light on America’s widening income gap.
Pyongyang has a surprisingly powerful cyber-espionage team at its disposal, according to a new report.
Artificial intelligence is an increasingly seamless part of our everyday lives, present in everything from web searches to social media to home assistants like Alexa. But what do we do if this massively important technology is unintentionally, but fundamentally,...Read the full story →
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, some mines known to use child labor are benefiting from the electrification of our economy.
Backstory: The world wants lithium-ion batteries. But one of their key ingredients, cobalt, is in short supply. That makes… Read more
By building up pretend propaganda empires, can we learn how news is weaponized against us?
The game: Players of the new video game Bad News, which has been built by a team of academics and journalists, must win social-media fans, bend the truth, and… Read more
The world’s most powerful rocket may be good for more commercial missions than Mars supply trips. One astronomer says it could open access to lots of asteroids on which humans could strike it rich mining metals.
Backstory: Earlier this month, SpaceX… Read more
Permission to excavate in the city could be a first step to building an East Coast Hyperloop—or just an expensive folly.
While the lofty goal of the landmark Paris climate agreement was to prevent global temperatures from rising 2 °C, it’s increasingly unlikely the world will pull that off (see “Global warming’s worst-case projections look increasingly likely”).
Several...Read the full story →
Indictments against Russia reveal the nation’s skills at creating chaos online, and it’s unclear if Big Tech can yet fight off another onslaught.
Researchers say they've grown sheep embryos containing human cells—but the benefits that the work could bring are still a way off.