Sepsis affects more than a million people every year in the U.S. alone, and diagnosis can take five days. A new tool cuts the time to five hours.
The award-winning battery pioneer talks about the future of energy storage and the path to scaling low-cost, nontoxic batteries.
A leading privacy activist says Google’s lack of support for strong encryption makes second-class citizens out of people who can’t afford Apple devices.
Software that knows if a stack of virtual blocks will fall could show the way to machines that learn the basics of physical reality.
Smartphones have sidelined digital cameras and other special-purpose devices. Now Google thinks mobile phones will shove virtual-reality headsets like the Oculus Rift into the shadows, too.
The social network shows off software that combines visual intelligence with an understanding of language.
A new tool for analyzing academic papers uses cutting-edge AI to find meaning in billions of words.
A new plant opening in Morocco signals the technology’s direction.
News and Views from EmTech at MIT, where technologists are showing off breakthroughs in computing, energy, materials, and biomedicine—and discussing their implications.
Nobel laureate Robert Shiller sees economic benefits to today’s technology-driven economy, but worries that automation poses “the challenge of our time.”