Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says work is under way at Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
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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Smart watches that take voice commands, issue timely reminders, and even let you order pizza from your wrist go on sale from Google today.
A new line of smartphones designed by Google could spread Internet access more widely in poor regions of the world.
A new kind of search engine will make it possible to search inside the apps on your phone.
Many leading apps consume too much data to be viable in parts of the world where data is expensive, says Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg's plan to "unbundle" Facebook makes his social network more like Google's.
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.
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.
Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.