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The World Economic Forum warns that AI may destabilize the financial system Increased use of machine learning and cloud services could make the financial world more vulnerable.
How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.
Tim Hwang’s FiscalNote is revolutionizing Washington lobbying with big data FiscalNote takes the intuition out of politics. Does it take the democracy out, too?
Magic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enough It’s taken years of work and billions of dollars in venture funding to build a working mixed-reality headset for developers. Now what?
AI for cybersecurity is a hot new thing—and a dangerous gamble Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help guard against cyberattacks, but hackers can foil security algorithms by targeting the data they train on and the warning flags they look for.
A small team of student AI coders beats Google’s machine-learning code The success shows that advances in artificial intelligence aren’t the sole domain of elite programmers.
Magic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enough It’s taken years of work and billions of dollars in venture funding to build a working mixed-reality headset for developers. Now what?
AI can now tell your boss what skills you lack—and how you can get them Coursera is unveiling a new machine learning tool to show companies what skills their employees are acquiring from its classes and their level of expertise.
Meet the guy with four arms, two of which someone else controls in VR These robotic limbs could someday help people work together when they’re far apart.
This new blockchain-based betting platform could cause Napster-size legal headaches Augur lets people bet on events and pays whoever gets it right—so of course they’re wagering on the deaths of Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.
This new blockchain-based betting platform could cause Napster-size legal headaches Augur lets people bet on events and pays whoever gets it right—so of course they’re wagering on the deaths of Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.
DARPA has an ambitious $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics The US military agency is worried the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips with the end of Moore’s Law.
Climate change could drive tens of thousands of additional suicides in North America Stanford and Berkeley scientists found that suicides, as well as depressive language on Twitter, rise as temperatures do.
One woman’s race to defuse the genetic time bomb in her genes How DNA sequencing and new genetic drugs raise the chance we can cure any inherited disease.
The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play a major role.
How one climate scientist combats threats and misinformation from chemtrail conspiracists Harvard geoengineering researcher David Keith explains when to feed the trolls and when not to.
Million-person genetic study finds gene patterns linked to how long people stay in school Researchers explore genetic “scores” that may predict educational success.
Climate change could drive tens of thousands of additional suicides in North America Stanford and Berkeley scientists found that suicides, as well as depressive language on Twitter, rise as temperatures do.
Google wants to make programming quantum computers easier Its new open-source software will help developers experiment with the machines, including Google’s own super-powerful quantum processor.
Forget about VR in the living room; this summer it’s on waterslides and in arcades VR technology hasn’t been a hit with consumers, so companies are taking it everywhere from specially built arenas to airports.