Automation makes things easier, whether it’s on the factory floor or online. Is it also eroding too many of the valuable skills that define us as people?
To complement our list of young innovators, here are several who have been at it for decades.
Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its services. But that innovation has not been unreservedly welcomed by customers. They’re wrong.
Do robots kill jobs? Not necessarily.
With cryptography, surveillance processes could be open and preserve privacy without undermining their investigative power.
Who cares about Satoshi Nakamoto? Someone else has made Bitcoin what it is and has the most power over its destiny.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
The NSA’s deputy director at the time of the Snowden leaks argues that it makes sense for the agency to simultaneously aim to compromise and improve online security.
Baidu is a fixture of online life in China, but it wants to become a global power. Can one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence researchers help it challenge Silicon Valley’s biggest companies?
Flexible displays haven’t been usable as touch screens, or durable—those problems have now been solved.