Leading AI researcher Andrew Ng, previously associated with Google, will lead a new effort by China’s Baidu to create software that understands the world.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
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The rise of big data techniques poses risks to society that call for new laws, a White House report concludes
A mobile ad company plans to offer deals based on data collected from in-car apps.
Microsoft says the AI systems behind its new personal assistant will allow it to quickly become much smarter as more people use it.
An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring transparent morphing buttons to the device’s screen to aid touch-typing.
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
The Roomba maker is working on technology that could enable robots to help with more household chores.
Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.
Cryptography could enforce limits on data collected for surveillance data while still permitting agencies to do their jobs, argues a Microsoft researcher.
A security flaw affecting two-thirds of websites is a reminder that the Web relies on a poorly resourced open-source project.