Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Coming to a store near you – shoes made of lab-grown leather
Biotech company in the North East successfully creates a sustainable version of the material – without the need for animals.
New superbug-killing antibiotic discovered using AI
Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover a new antibiotic that can kill a deadly species of superbug.
Cancer treatment is about to get a reboot, thanks to AI
A new algorithm is matching the best existing treatments with the patients whose cancer will actually respond to them.
What Could Go Right? The electric vehicles are coming!
Much faster than expected.
Opinion: AI is about to make social media (much) more toxic
We must prepare now.
Why Your Face Should Be a Trade Secret
Facial recognition technology is used for everything from unlocking your phone to locking up criminals. UVA Law professor Elizabeth Rowe makes the case that biometric data like your face and fingerprints should have trade secret-level protections.
Existential risk, AI, and the inevitable turn in human history
In several of my books and many of my talks, I take great care to spell out just how special recent times have been, for most Americans at least.
Four lenses on AI risks
All powerful new technologies create both benefits and risks: cars, planes, drugs, radiation. AI is on a trajectory to become one of the most powerful technologies we possess; in some scenarios, it becomes by far the most powerful. It therefore will create both extraordinary benefits and extraordinary risks.
ChatGPT is capable of cognitive empathy!
To judge by its behavior, at least. And, strangely, this skill wasn’t designed into it. It just “emerged.”
US Electric Cars Set Record With Almost 300-Mile Average Range
The average range for an EV in the US has quadrupled since 2011, and is today a third higher than the average globally.
AI can now forecast the next food crisis
Machine learning techniques can be successfully deployed to better identify food insecurity outbreaks across the world long before they take place, according to a new study.