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Video doorbell firm Ring says its devices slash crime—but the evidence looks flimsy Amazon paid $1 billion for the security company. Our data analysis questions the claims that purchase was based on.
Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever Your family and friends will be able to interact with a digital “you” that doles out advice—even when you’re gone.
We can now customize cancer treatments, tumor by tumor But can any company afford to manufacture one-off medical care?
Your next doctor’s appointment might be with an AI A new wave of chatbots are replacing physicians and providing frontline medical advice—but are they as good as the real thing?
Why we can’t quit the QWERTY keyboard We’ve been using it to type for 144 years. Here’s why it works, and what it would take for us to give it up.
The US military wants to teach AI some basic common sense Even the best AI programs still make stupid mistakes. So DARPA is launching a competition to remedy the field’s most glaring flaw.
Clearing out old cells might help the brain A popular anti-aging strategy keeps mice from getting senile.
Future robo-taxis could charge themselves and help balance the electric grid Wireless startup WiTricity wants cars to power up without human help and feed utilities energy during peak demand.
Artificial intelligence is often overhyped—and here’s why that’s dangerous AI has huge potential to transform our lives, but the term itself is being abused in very worrying ways, says Zachary Lipton, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
How to hack an election—and what states should do to prevent fake votes Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities.
How to hack an election—and what states should do to prevent fake votes Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities.
Wall Street’s embrace could break Bitcoin Going mainstream could be disastrous for the currency, if traders treat it like a conventional asset.
Wall Street’s embrace could break Bitcoin Going mainstream could be disastrous for the currency, if traders treat it like a conventional asset.
Running quantum algorithms in the cloud just got a lot faster A startup called Rigetti Computing is linking quantum computers with classical ones in a new cloud service
Four questions Silicon Valley should expect from Capitol Hill And one fundamental question that should underlie tomorrow’s Congressional testimony.
Four questions Silicon Valley should expect from Capitol Hill And one fundamental question that should underlie tomorrow’s Congressional testimony.
Why robots helped Donald Trump win Toledo has more robots per worker than any other US city. They’re producing a healthy economy—and lots of anxiety.
Noon in the antilibrary Science fiction: What happens when fake news is everywhere?
Crowdsourcing the hunt for software bugs is a booming business—and a risky one Freelance cybersleuths can help companies find flaws in their code. But the bug hunters could fall afoul of anti-hacking laws.
California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.