A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI.
Led by Bill Gates, a group of tycoons will put billions of dollars into clean-energy technology.
The explosion of gene-editing methods is transforming medicine, agriculture, and possibly the future of the human species.
Researchers examine how Uber steers its drivers’ behavior with its automated management system, despite its promise of being “your own boss.”
The nonprofit behind Wikipedia is turning to machine learning to combat a long-standing decline in the number of editors.
In the absence of energy storage, solar energy can’t grow without decreasing its own value.
Brain control becomes a more practical way to control robots when the machines can do some things for themselves.
A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
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