Feeds

It’s time to rein in the data barons Facebook, Amazon, and Google will resist attempts to restrain their market power. But for the sake of our collective prosperity and our personal privacy, it’s a fight we can’t afford to lose.
From rust belt to robot belt: Turning AI into jobs in the US heartland Artificial intelligence is offering an amazing opportunity to increase prosperity, but whether or not ­we will seize it is our choice.
China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a huge leap forward this week CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.
China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a huge leap forward this week CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.
AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses Copying the features of a neural network in silicon might make machine learning more usable on small devices like smartphones.
The world’s most powerful supercomputer is tailor made for the AI era The technology used to build America’s new Summit machine will also help us make the leap to exascale computing.
Maybe we can afford to suck CO<sub>2</sub> out of the sky after all A new analysis shows that air capture could cost less than $100 a ton.
Maybe we can afford to suck CO<sub>2</sub> out of the sky after all A new analysis shows that air capture could cost less than $100 a ton.
Automation is hitting small US businesses, and—surprise!—it’s not all bad We talk about the future of work at small firms with MIT professor Liz Reynolds.
Trump’s coal pandering plan would raise costs, undermine renewables Other power producers will immediately challenge the order.
Gene therapy is saving children’s lives—but screening to discover who needs it is lagging behind States in the US have been slow to test newborns for genetic conditions.
California is throttling back record levels of solar—and that’s bad news for climate goals Without big changes, the oversupply of renewables will stall efforts to overhaul the power sector.
NASA’s building new tools to manage water as climate dangers grow After years of measuring California’s Sierra snowpack from the air, the agency is now developing similar systems for space.
NASA’s building new tools to manage water as climate dangers grow After years of measuring California’s Sierra snowpack from the air, the agency is now developing similar systems for space.
How to get blockchains to talk to each other If blockchains are really going to give us the internet of money, they’ll need to work together.
Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell I’m not kicking our smart speaker out of the house just yet, but the consequences of having it in my family’s life are becoming clear.
Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell I’m not kicking our smart speaker out of the house just yet, but the consequences of having it in my family’s life are becoming clear.
How to get blockchains to talk to each other If blockchains are really going to give us the internet of money, they’ll need to work together.
The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery But DARPA’s technologists admit that it might be a losing battle.
Job of the future: Embalming your online persona The woman organizing our messy digital lives to survive us.