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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 13)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Two Rival AI Approaches Combine to Let Machines Learn Like a Child Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “…the hybrid system addresses key limitations of both earlier approaches by combining them. It overcomes the scalability problems of symbolism, which has historically struggled to encode the complexity of human knowledge in an efficient way. […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 6)

FUTURE OF FOOD Behold the ‘Beefless Impossible Whopper’ Nathaniel Popper | The New York Times “Burger King is introducing a Whopper made with a vegetarian patty from the start-up Impossible Foods. The deal is a big step toward the mainstream for start-ups trying to mimic and replace meat.” ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The Animal-AI Olympics Is Going […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 30)

GENE EDITING Genome Engineers Made More Than 13,000 Genome Edits in a Single Cell Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review “The group, led by gene technologist George Church, wants to rewrite genomes at a far larger scale than has currently been possible, something it says could ultimately lead to the ‘radical redesign’ of species—even humans.” […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 23)

COMPUTING Racing Against China, US Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer Don Clark | The New York Times “Lab officials predict it will be the first American machine to reach a milestone called ‘exascale’ performance, surpassing a quintillion calculations per second. That’s roughly seven times the speed rating of the most powerful system built to […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 16)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind and Google: The Battle to Control Artificial Intelligence Hal Hodson | 1843 “Hassabis thought DeepMind would be a hybrid: it would have the drive of a startup, the brains of the greatest universities, and the deep pockets of one of the world’s most valuable companies. Every element was in place to hasten […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 9)

MEDICINE HIV Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDs Epidemic Apoorva Mandavilli | The New York Times “Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.” GENE EDITING The Epic […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 2)

NEUROSCIENCE Doctors Plan to Test a Gene Therapy That Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review “Eventually, the hope is, middle-aged people with risky genes might undergo one-time genetic tune-ups. Even a small reduction in the pace at which brain changes occur could make a difference over time.” BIOTECH An Ingenious Injection […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 23)

GENETICS Doubling Our DNA Building Blocks Could Lead to New Life Forms Megan Molteni | Wired “[The research] could have immediate impacts on the nascent DNA data storage industry and NASA’s search for life elsewhere in the solar system. It also represents a big step toward the far-off vision of creating alternative life forms—organisms that use a […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 16)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Is Reinventing the Way We Invent David Rotman | MIT Technology Review “i‘This is where the action is,’ Alán Aspuru-Guzik says. ‘AIs that drive cars, AIs that improve medical diagnostics, AIs for personal shopping—the economic growth from AIs applied to scientific research may swamp the economic impact from all those other AIs […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 9)

AUTOMATION The Rise of the Robot Reporter Jaclyn Paiser | The New York Times “In addition to covering company earnings for Bloomberg, robot reporters have been prolific producers of articles on minor league baseball for The Associated Press, high school football for The Washington Post and earthquakes for The Los Angeles Times.” ROBOTICS Penny-Sized Ionocraft […]