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Here’s how hackers could cause chaos in this year’s US midterm election

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:00
Despite efforts to boost security, critical parts of America’s voting infrastructure are still vulnerable to cyberattack.

Chinese entrepreneurs have some creative responses to the government’s crackdown on crypto

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:12
Last September’s official restrictions have unleashed a wave of below-the-radar innovation.

How the science of persuasion could change the politics of climate change

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:00
Conservatives have to make the case to conservatives, and a growing number of them are.

Human cloning just got a little bit closer. Here’s why.

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
People are cloning pets to preserve a physical, and spiritual, connection to dead children.

Inside the Jordan refugee camp that runs on blockchain

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00
Syrian refugees could regain legal identities that were lost when they fled their homes.

Bitcoin is eating Quebec

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:00
A Canadian hydropower operation put out the welcome mat for bitcoin miners. Shortly thereafter, it was overrun.

Bitcoin would be a calamity, not an economy

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:00
A cryptocurrency future sounds liberating. In reality, it would be a disaster for everybody.

Facebook may stop the data leaks, but it’s too late: Cambridge Analytica’s models live on

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:29
Long after the training data has been deleted, the models can continue being improved and used to influence future voters.

In blockchain we trust

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:00
To understand why blockchain matters, look past the wild speculation at what is being built underneath, argue the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency and its newly published follow-up, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.

Here’s how the US needs to prepare for the age of artificial intelligence

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:00
Government indifference toward AI could let the US lose ground to rival countries. But what would a good AI plan actually look like?

Zipline launches the world’s fastest commercial delivery drone

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:00
The California-based startup’s new machine takes to the skies just as the US is about to loosen rules governing drone operations.

DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 00:00
Scientists have linked hundreds of genes to intelligence. One psychologist says it’s time to test school kids.

States that are passing laws to govern “smart contracts” have no idea what they’re doing

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:25
Legislation meant to clarify things for blockchain developers could end up hurting innovation.

Exclusive: Alphabet X is exploring new ways to use AI in food production

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:05
Astro Teller says it’s thinking about how to pair machine learning with other technologies to revolutionize agriculture.

Baidu shows off its instant pocket translator

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:45
The Chinese internet giant says it’s made significant strides in machine translation thanks to neural networks.

AI savants, recognizing bias, and building machines that think like people

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:20
Despite impressive advances, three speakers at EmTech Digital show how far there is to go in the AI world.

Exclusive: This is the most dexterous robot ever created

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:56
The most nimble-fingered machine yet shows how machine learning can teach robots to recognize and pick up different types of objects, a skill that could transform many factories and warehouses.

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:00
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all want to dominate the business of providing artificial-intelligence services through cloud computing. The winner may have the OS of the future.

AI could alleviate China’s doctor shortage

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:00
Chinese doctors and tech companies are developing tools to automate routine medical tasks.

AI can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family does

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
Earlier diagnosis could help researchers develop drugs to slow the progress of the disease.