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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 […]

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 […]