The director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab says the age of smart, mobile machines is already beginning. You just have to know where to find them--say, in oil wells.
Straight from the lab: technology's first draft.
From the archives: An MIT expert on national security technology tells us why the current missile defense project won't ever be able to do its job--and offers a better alternative (from the April, 2002 issue).
From the Editor in Chief
The color-blind Web: a techno-utopia, or a fantasy to assuage liberal guilt?
"Deny-use" technology could prevent terrorism and jump-start the economy.
New software tools may improve communication during catastrophic events.
New tools have computers seeing things.
Bringing artificial bones to life.