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A new bill will allow consumers to sue companies for damages—if they can prove that a company’s AI harmed them. https://...
10/01/2022

A new bill will allow consumers to sue companies for damages—if they can prove that a company’s AI harmed them. https://bit.ly/3RwojmN

[SPONSORED] Developing the next generation of mobile wireless networks with improved connectivity, lower latency, and op...
09/30/2022
New 6G challenges inspire cross-disciplinary innovation

[SPONSORED] Developing the next generation of mobile wireless networks with improved connectivity, lower latency, and optimized bandwidth will require out-of-the-box solutions and broad cross-disciplinary innovation. Learn more. (With Keysight)

Next-generation wireless calls for out-of-the-box solutions and broad collaboration.

This week in The Checkup, our new weekly biotech newsletter: At a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps, wealthy investors and...
09/30/2022
Can we find ways to live beyond 100? Millionaires are betting on it.

This week in The Checkup, our new weekly biotech newsletter: At a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps, wealthy investors and scientists are cooking up plans to push the limits of the human lifespan.

At a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps, wealthy investors and scientists are cooking up plans to push the limits of the human lifespan.

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Today in The Download, our daily newsletter: text-to-video AI, and China’s big methanol bet. https://bit.ly/3SINJ1B

Subscribe to The Checkup, a newsletter covering technologies designed to treat or enhance our bodies and brains, new the...
09/30/2022
The Checkup | Health and biotech news, digested

Subscribe to The Checkup, a newsletter covering technologies designed to treat or enhance our bodies and brains, new theories and therapies, and how much we really need to worry about disease outbreaks, among other things.

The Checkup is MIT Technology Review's weekly newsletter that is all about bodies: how we treat them, enhance them and understand them.

Some people are excited to see realistic avatars that look like them in the metaverse. Others worry it might make body i...
09/30/2022
The metaverse is the next venue for body dysmorphia online

Some people are excited to see realistic avatars that look like them in the metaverse. Others worry it might make body image issues even worse.

Some people are excited to see realistic avatars that look like them. Others worry it might make body image issues even worse.

Companies are finally shifting away from notoriously insecure alphanumerics to other methods of authentication.
09/30/2022
The end of passwords

Companies are finally shifting away from notoriously insecure alphanumerics to other methods of authentication.

China Report brings you the biggest headlines about China and technology, some original deep-dive analysis, fresh storie...
09/30/2022
China Report | When tech and control collide

China Report brings you the biggest headlines about China and technology, some original deep-dive analysis, fresh stories you can only find in Chinese language media. Subscribe.

China Report is MIT Technology Review's weekly newsletter that explains to ordinary readers what’s happening in China and why they need to know about it.

[SPONSORED] While once a challenging and costly change, adopting a composable infrastructure means businesses can respon...
09/29/2022
Growth means composability, brick by brick

[SPONSORED] While once a challenging and costly change, adopting a composable infrastructure means businesses can respond quickly to new demands, traffic spikes, production issues, or supply chain challenges—while also saving money. Learn more. (With SUSE)

Innovation and scale are the priority for a modern, flexible IT architecture.

The Algorithm, our AI newsletter, is back. Every week Melissa Heikkilä, senior reporter for AI, will demystify the lates...
09/29/2022
The Algorithm | Artificial intelligence, demystified

The Algorithm, our AI newsletter, is back. Every week Melissa Heikkilä, senior reporter for AI, will demystify the latest AI breakthroughs and cut through the hype.

The Algorithm is MIT Technology Review's weekly AI newsletter that thoughtfully examines the field's latest news and research.

Some of this year's 35 Innovators Under 35 are breaking new ground in biotech via machine learning, gene therapy, gene a...
09/29/2022
Rewriting what we thought was possible in biotech

Some of this year's 35 Innovators Under 35 are breaking new ground in biotech via machine learning, gene therapy, gene analysis, and CRISPR.

This year's 35 Innovators in biotech are breaking new ground via machine learning, gene therapy, gene analysis, and CRISPR.

Meta’s new AI turned a text prompt into this video of a flying dog. It’s a breakthrough in generative AI, but as the tec...
09/29/2022
Meta’s new AI can turn text prompts into videos

Meta’s new AI turned a text prompt into this video of a flying dog. It’s a breakthrough in generative AI, but as the technology develops, there are fears it could be harnessed as a powerful tool to create and disseminate misinformation and deepfakes.

It’s a breakthrough in generative AI that raises some tough ethical questions.

Amazon announced a slew of new features for Astro, its home robot. The changes make a huge difference not only in how pe...
09/29/2022
Amazon has a new plan for its home robot Astro: to guard your life

Amazon announced a slew of new features for Astro, its home robot. The changes make a huge difference not only in how people interact with and view home robots but it’s also another way for Amazon to involve itself in our private lives.

The cute home assistant could be the most powerful, invasive home robot we’ve seen thus far.

This device uses an algorithm to calculate a meal’s carbohydrates, then automatically releases insulin, taking those bur...
09/29/2022
A bionic pancreas could solve one of the biggest challenges of diabetes

This device uses an algorithm to calculate a meal’s carbohydrates, then automatically releases insulin, taking those burdens off the patient. In a recent trial, it proved more effective than pumps or injections at lowering blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes.

The device uses an algorithm to calculate a meal’s carbohydrates, then automatically releases insulin, taking those burdens off the patient.

[SPONSORED] By 2025, net additions to revenue are expected to be the most tangible form of return gained from AI. Learn ...
09/29/2022

[SPONSORED] By 2025, net additions to revenue are expected to be the most tangible form of return gained from AI. Learn how CIOs strategic their AI investment. Download the report now: https://bit.ly/3RpsW26. (With Databricks)

Solar power will help propel this NASA spacecraft into deep space. If that proves successful, it could be the start of a...
09/29/2022
NASA wants to use the sun to power future deep space missions

Solar power will help propel this NASA spacecraft into deep space. If that proves successful, it could be the start of a new era of using more fuel-efficient probes for both space exploration and commercial missions.

Solar energy can make space travel more fuel-efficient.

A generation of AI-powered robots is taking over warehouses. In the future, any task that previously required hands to p...
09/29/2022
A new generation of AI-powered robots is taking over warehouses

A generation of AI-powered robots is taking over warehouses. In the future, any task that previously required hands to perform could be partially or fully automated away.

Within a few years, any task that previously required hands to perform could be partially or fully automated away.

If the future of computing is anything like its past, then its trajectory will depend on things that have little to do w...
09/29/2022
Where computing might go next

If the future of computing is anything like its past, then its trajectory will depend on things that have little to do with computing itself.

The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past.

[In partnership with Infosys #InfosysCobalt] Shifts to cloud computing and decentralized work led to an immediate uptick...
09/28/2022
Zero trust closes the end-user gap in cybersecurity

[In partnership with Infosys #InfosysCobalt] Shifts to cloud computing and decentralized work led to an immediate uptick in cybercrime. As organizations look to take a more aggressive approach to cybersecurity, about 40% have adopted a zero-trust model. Learn more.

Organizations go beyond passwords to embrace a new approach to defending against cyberattacks.

This week in China Report, our new weekly newsletter about what's happening in China: How the false rumor of a Chinese c...
09/28/2022
How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral

This week in China Report, our new weekly newsletter about what's happening in China: How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral.

Dissecting how Indian users and Falun Gong media accounts spread a bogus story far and wide on Twitter.

[SPONSORED] This new global CIO research report investigates the top trends of AI adoption in enterprises and public sec...
09/28/2022

[SPONSORED] This new global CIO research report investigates the top trends of AI adoption in enterprises and public sector for 2025 and industry-specific use cases and investment strategy. Download the report: https://bit.ly/3RpsW26. (With Databricks)

The rise of hyperrealistic fake voices isn’t consequence-free. Human voice actors, in particular, have been left to wond...
09/28/2022
AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and they’re ready to hire

The rise of hyperrealistic fake voices isn’t consequence-free. Human voice actors, in particular, have been left to wonder what this means for their livelihoods.

A new wave of startups are using deep learning to build synthetic voice actors for digital assistants, video-game characters, and corporate videos.

Honorees from this year's 35 Innovators list are attacking climate change from all angles, including more-efficient batt...
09/28/2022
The world will need dozens of breakthrough climate technologies in the next decade

Honorees from this year's 35 Innovators list are attacking climate change from all angles, including more-efficient batteries and better-tasting plant-based foods.

Honorees from this year's 35 Innovators list are attacking the problem from all angles, including more-efficient batteries and better-tasting plant-based foods.

Researchers turned genetically engineered E. Coli into a distributed biocomputer—and that has practical significance for...
09/28/2022
An E. coli biocomputer solves a maze by sharing the work

Researchers turned genetically engineered E. Coli into a distributed biocomputer—and that has practical significance for the aspirations of synthetic biology.

Genetically engineered bacteria, rigged up as a distributed computing system, might help realize synthetic biology’s loftier goals.

Neuroscience has revealed the nature of memories, but it has also upended the very notion of what memories are. We answe...
09/28/2022
How technology can let us see and manipulate memories

Neuroscience has revealed the nature of memories, but it has also upended the very notion of what memories are. We answer five questions that speak to how much we’ve learned and what mysteries remain.

Optogenetics and advanced imaging have helped neuroscientists understand how memories form and made it possible to manipulate them.

Algorithm expert Cathy O'Neil wrote a new book that shows how the tech world feeds off the idea of shame.
09/28/2022
Society wants you to feel ashamed of yourself

Algorithm expert Cathy O'Neil wrote a new book that shows how the tech world feeds off the idea of shame.

Algorithm expert Cathy O'Neil has written a new book that shows how the tech world and society generally feeds off the idea of shame.

Scientists racing to track the evolution of covid tap into a little-known system developed by a few young researchers in...
09/28/2022
Meet the people who warn the world about new covid variants

Scientists racing to track the evolution of covid tap into a little-known system developed by a few young researchers in Scotland.

Scientist racing to track the evolution of covid tap into a little-known system developed by a few young researchers in Scotland.

[SPONSORED] "There's no limitation or boundary for the innovations that are available for the enterprises today," says K...
09/27/2022
Maximize data outcomes by investing in people and systems

[SPONSORED] "There's no limitation or boundary for the innovations that are available for the enterprises today," says Kyndryl chief architect for data and AI services Sundar Shanmugam on the value of adopting a strong data strategy. Listen here. (With Kyndryl)

A strong data strategy requires a holistic data governance framework, says Kyndryl’s chief architect for data and AI services, Sundar Shanmugam.

This week in The Algorithm, our weekly AI newsletter: How DeepMind thinks it can make chatbots safer. Plus: An AI that c...
09/27/2022
How DeepMind thinks it can make chatbots safer

This week in The Algorithm, our weekly AI newsletter: How DeepMind thinks it can make chatbots safer. Plus: An AI that can drive different types of vehicles.

Plus: An AI that can drive different types of vehicles

NEW: A Carnegie Mellon team used robots and AI to produce novel electrolytes that could deliver faster charging lithium-...
09/27/2022
How robots and AI are helping develop better batteries

NEW: A Carnegie Mellon team used robots and AI to produce novel electrolytes that could deliver faster charging lithium-ion batteries.

A Carnegie Mellon team used an automated system and machine-learning software to develop fast-charging electrolytes that outperformed a standard one.

[SPONSORED] Hybrid cloud—on track to be the new industry wide business model—offers novel tools for data security and pr...
09/27/2022
Hybrid cloud wins rely on data protection

[SPONSORED] Hybrid cloud—on track to be the new industry wide business model—offers novel tools for data security and protection. But it also adds layers of complexity and risk for companies to contend with. Learn more. (With Veeam Software)

Companies face new data complexities as they integrate cloud technologies.

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