Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
A startup in California has raised $500 million to chase the elusive dream of fusion power. Is this crazy, or is the company on to something?
Google’s new virtual assistant will be the biggest test yet of the theory that people want to talk to software to get things done.
The social media giant may reap more than $500 million in political ad revenue, but it trades on its image as an unbiased platform for information.
An exhaustive new report on the state of drug-resistance in microbes has found that by 2050, infections could kill more people a year than cancer.
If cybersecurity experts are to combat malevolent artificial intelligence, they will need to know how such a system is likely to emerge, says computer scientists.
If cybersecurity experts are to combat malevolent artificial intelligence, they will need to know how such a system can emerge, say computer scientists.
By reinventing the neural network, the company hopes to help computers make the leap from processing words and symbols to comprehending the real world.
Massive gene studies are letting biotechnology companies learn from nature, and imitate it.
A Chinese company’s attempt to buy the German robotics giant is the latest sign of the country’s ambitions to lead a revolution in advanced manufacturing.