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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 […]

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record Tom Simonite | Wired “Summit, which occupies an area equivalent to two tennis courts, used more than 27,000 powerful graphics processors in the project. It tapped their power to train deep-learning algorithms, the technology driving AI’s frontier, chewing through the exercise at a rate of a […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 26)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind Beats Pros at Starcraft in Another Triumph for Bots Tom Simonite | Wired “DeepMind’s feat is the most complex yet in a long train of contests in which computers have beaten top humans at games. Checkers fell in 1994, chess in 1997, and DeepMind’s earlier bot AlphaGo became the first to beat a champion at the board […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 19)

FUTURE The Most Powerful Person in Silicon Valley Katrina Brooker | Fast Company “Billionaire Masayoshi Son—not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg—has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he’s spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa […]

Singularity Hub’s Top Articles of the Year

2018 was a big year for science and technology. The first gene-edited babies were born, as were the first cloned monkeys. SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, and NASA’s InSight lander placed a seismometer on Mars. Bitcoin’s value plummeted, as did the cost of renewable energy. The world’s biggest neuromorphic supercomputer was switched on, and […]

Breaking Out of the Corporate Bubble With Uncommon Partners

For big companies, success is a blessing and a curse. You don’t get big without doing something (or many things) very right. It might start with an invention or service the world didn’t know it needed. Your product takes off, and growth brings a whole new set of logistical challenges. Delivering consistent quality, hiring the […]

Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Kicks Off Today in San Diego

Technology is enabling us to explore groundbreaking new ideas in medicine, and as a result the medical field is advancing more rapidly than ever before. AI is helping find faster, better ways of diagnosing, curing, and preventing illness. Gene editing is allowing scientists to rewrite the fundamental building blocks of life. Multiple disciplines, including genomics […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 27)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The AI Cold War That Could Doom Us All Nicholas Thompson | Wired “At the dawn of a new stage in the digital revolution, the world’s two most powerful nations are rapidly retreating into positions of competitive isolation, like players across a Go board. …Is the arc of the digital revolution bending toward […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 20)

DIGITAL MEDIA Actors Are Digitally Preserving Themselves to Continue Their Careers Beyond the Grave Erin Winick | MIT Technology Review “Earlier this year Last Jedi visual-effects supervisor Ben Morris told Inverse that the Star Wars franchise is now scanning all its leads. Just in case. ‘We will always digitally scan all the lead actors in the film,’ says Morris. ‘We […]