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A robotics pioneer warns that technologists must consider how advances in machine intelligence will eradicate jobs. Robotics and AI are poised to have a profound impact on employment and society, robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks warned on Monday at Solve, a conference being held this week at MIT.
Leave a human baby with some toys and it’ll quickly learn to pick them up. Now a robot with deep learning capabilities has done the same thing.
A roundup of the best stories on energy from other sites, collected by Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review’s energy editor. Thousand-Year Rains Possible in Carolinas; Joaquin Headed NorthFrom Weather Underground, a fascinating deep dive into the science of Hurricane Joaquin, showing why the Southeast is experiencing a historic deluge. Show More Summary
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. The Physics of Epigenetics
An imperfect system for a fossil-fuel world, green credits are still valuable. Not surprisingly, my article illuminating the system of certificates by which many companies purchase rights to the green attributes of renewable-power generation (“How Corporations Buy Their Way to Green”) proved controversial. Show More Summary
Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
A roundup of some of the most interesting stories about mobile technology from other sites, collected by Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for mobile. Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.In an opinion piece in the New York Times,...Show More Summary
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Sherry Turkle’s “Reclaiming Conversation” The novelist Jonathan Franzen offers an interesting reflection on a new book about the perils of creeping technological dependence. —Will Knight, Senior Editor, AI
Artificial intelligence machines are rapidly gaining on humans, but they have some way to go on IQ tests.
Leading Bitcoin startup BitPay is cutting costs, suggesting that the currency won’t be catching on soon. In 2014, a Bitcoin startup called BitPay raised $30 million from investors and was dubbed the “PayPal of Bitcoin” for helping companies such as Microsoft accept payments in the digital currency. Show More Summary
Robots are poor at many activities that humans find simple. Now roboticists are making progress on a task that exemplifies them all: the automated assembly of an IKEA chair. Humans have long feared that robots are taking over the world. Show More Summary
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. DeXpression: Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Expression Recognition
Background reading for the weekend: a gene-editing primer. What’s the biggest invention of the past five or 10 years? I would pick the gene-editing technology known as Crispr-Cas9. Because it gives scientists an easy way to fix mutations...Show More Summary
Image-based forgery is becoming more common not least because humans seem to be particularly vulnerable even to obvious fakes. Back in 2010, the Australian public was enthralled by a case of fraud in which the fraudster convinced people of his credentials by producing pictures of himself with Pope John Paul II, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and others. Show More Summary
Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review. 1. The Hit Charade An algorithm might create a playlist you enjoy, but don’t mistake that for creativity.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Blood and Soil Adam Gopnik reviews Timothy Snyder’s new history of the Shoah, Black Earth, which explains Hitler’s anti-Semitism...Show More Summary
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief. IPhone 6s: Apple’s Best Trap Yet A Wall Street Journal gadget reviewer makes an “iPhone Declaration...Show More Summary
Pebble’s newest smart watch is thin and light, which could make more people like me interested in buying one. As an adult with wrists that look not unlike a fawn’s legs, I can’t seem to find a smart watch that fits me properly; they tend to feel way too big, and they look silly.
Astrophysicists speculate that “mirror” dark matter poses an entirely new form of radiation threat and could cause the mutations that lead to cancer.
A roundup of the best stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI. Now There’ An App For That A story in The Economist looks at how recent advances in AI, especially a machine learning technique called deep learning, could soon be put to good use in medicine.