Bookmarks (172)

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    How AI is reinventing what computers are

    Fall 2021: the season of pumpkins, pecan pies, and peachy new phones. Every year, right on...

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    Decarbonizing industries with connectivity and 5G

    Around the world, citizens, governments, and corporations are mobilizing to reduce carbon emissions. The unprecedented and...

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    Rediscover trust in cybersecurity

    The world has changed dramatically in a short amount of time—changing the world of work along...

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    Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient

    The news: Surgeons have successfully attached a pig’s kidney to a human patient and watched it...

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    Getting value from your data shouldn’t be this hard

    The potential impact of the ongoing worldwide data explosion continues to excite the imagination. A 2018...

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    These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems

    An endless variety of virtual creatures scamper and scuttle across the screen, struggling over obstacles or...

  • The challenges of hybrid cloud adoption find answers in HCI

    Christine McMonigal is director of hyperconverged marketing at Intel Corporation. Never before has the need for...

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    This NASA spacecraft is on its way to Jupiter’s mysterious asteroid swarms

    NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, named for an early human ancestor whose skeleton provided insights into our species’...

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    Reimagining our pandemic problems with the mindset of an engineer

    The last 20 months turned every dog into an amateur epidemiologist and statistician. Meanwhile, a group...

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    Getting the most from your data-driven transformation: 10 key principles

    The importance of data to today’s businesses can’t be overstated. Studies show data-driven companies are 58% more likely...

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    Facebook wants machines to see the world through our eyes

    We take it for granted that machines can recognize what they see in photos and videos....

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    Covid conspiracy theories are driving people to anti-Semitism online

    A warning: Conspiracy theories about covid are helping disseminate anti-Semitic beliefs to a wider audience, warns...

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    Podcast: The story of AI, as told by the people who invented it

    Welcome to I Was There When, a new oral history project from the In Machines We...

  • AI fake-face generators can be rewound to reveal the real faces they trained on

    Load up the website This Person Does Not Exist and it’ll show you a human face,...

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    The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state

    Sometime in mid-2019, a police contractor in the Chinese city of Kuitun tapped a young college...

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    Video: How cheap renewables and rising activism are shifting climate politics

    The plummeting costs of renewables, the growing strength of the clean energy sector, and the rising...

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    The moon didn’t die as early as we thought

    The moon may have been more volcanically active than we realized. Lunar samples that China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft brought to...

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    After 20 years of drone strikes, it’s time to admit they’ve failed

    After the Taliban took over Kabul in mid-August, a black-bearded man with a Kalashnikov appeared on...

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    A French company is using enzymes to recycle one of the most common single-use plastics

    Plastic is an environmental scourge, and most isn’t recycled. Enzymes, nature’s catalysts, may be able to...

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    The Facebook whistleblower says its algorithms are dangerous. Here’s why.

    On Sunday night, the primary source for the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files, an investigative series...

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    Creating a better human experience at work starts with trust

    What if managers and leaders at companies focused on a new goal: to elevate the human...

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    This tech millionaire went from covid trial funder to misinformation superspreader

    In the early days of the pandemic, as billions of dollars poured into the hunt for...

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    Millions of people rely on Facebook to get online. The outage left them stranded.

    One of the last messages that Vaiva Bezhan sent on Facebook Messenger on Monday afternoon, Central...

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    This woman’s brain implant zaps her with electricity when it senses she’s getting depressed

    Sarah, a 36-year-old woman living in California, had lived with chronic depression for five years. She...

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    Amazon’s Astro robot is stupid. You’ll still fall in love with it.

    On September 28, Amazon introduced Astro, a “household robot.” Amazon’s launch video promises that the $999...

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    What you need to know about US vaccine proof on your phone

    We’re keeping track of the covid vaccine apps rolling out in the US and some of...

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    DeepMind’s AI predicts almost exactly when and where it’s going to rain

    First protein folding, now weather forecasting: London-based AI firm DeepMind is continuing its run applying deep learning...

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    Podcast: How games teach AI to learn for itself

    From chess to Jeopardy to e-sports, AI is increasingly beating humans at their own games. But...

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    Space policy is finally moving into the 21st century

    There’s never been more happening in space than there is today. Commercial activity has exploded over the past five years as...

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    The pandemic is testing the limits of face recognition

    At first glance, JB, an artist based in Los Angeles, perhaps doesn’t look much like the...

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    Pulling methane out of the atmosphere could slow global warming—if we can figure out how to do it

    Pulling methane out of the atmosphere has the potential to help slow global warming in the...

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    The pandemic problems that boosters won’t solve

    The US booster program is about to get underway, after the CDC backed additional shots for...

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    The US is about to kick-start its controversial covid booster campaign

    The news: The White House is set to kick off its booster shot campaign today, after...

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    2021 has broken the record for zero-day hacking attacks

    A zero-day exploit—a way to launch a cyberattack via a previously unknown vulnerability—is just about the...

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    The US is unfairly targeting Chinese scientists over industrial spying, says report

    For years, civil rights groups have accused the US Department of Justice of racial profiling against...

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    How these US schools reopened without sparking a covid outbreak

    A version of this story was originally published at the COVID-19 Data Dispatch. It’s impossible to...

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    Securing the energy revolution and IoT future

    In early 2021, Americans living on the East Coast got a sharp lesson on the growing...

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    How Amazon Ring uses domestic violence to market doorbell cameras

    This article was produced in partnership with Type Investigations, where Eileen Guo is an Ida B....

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    This AI could predict 10 years of scientific priorities—if we let it

    Every 10 years, US astronomers have to make some tough decisions. Outlined in a plan called the Decadal Survey on...

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    Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

    In late January, Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to give $100 million to promising carbon...

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    Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows

    In the run-up to the 2020 election, the most highly contested in US history, Facebook’s most...

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    This US company sold iPhone hacking tools to UAE spies

    When the United Arab Emirates paid over $1.3 million for a powerful and stealthy iPhone hacking...

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    Inspiration4: Why SpaceX’s first all-private mission is a big deal

    When 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, it didn’t feel like a stretch to dream of lounging...

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    Activists are helping Texans get access to abortion pills online

    At the end of August, KT Volkova got an abortion in central Texas, where she lives....

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    Why Facebook is using Ray-Ban to stake a claim on our faces

    Last week Facebook released its new $299 “Ray-Ban Stories” glasses. Wearers can use them to record...

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    How AI simplifies data management for drug discovery

    Calithera Biosciences is a small, Northern California immunotherapy company with a pipeline of drugs in various...

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    Pandemic tech left out public health experts. Here’s why that needs to change.

    Exposure notification apps were developed at the start of the pandemic, as technologists raced to help...

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    A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click

    The website is eye-catching for its simplicity. Against a white backdrop, a giant blue button invites...

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    There’s a gig-worker-sized hole in Biden’s vaccine mandate plan

    The news: President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that will require millions of American...

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    NASA is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid. Things might get chaotic.

    The dinosaurs didn’t have a space program, so when an asteroid headed toward Earth with their...