IBM might be overhyping the AI engine that beat humans on Jeopardy! But it would take a superhuman effort to overcome the huge challenges facing the company.
Eric Lander of the Broad Institute writes a history of a gene-editing technique that may be seen as partial to one side of a patent dispute.
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.
Political speeches are often written for politicians by trusted aides and confidantes. Could an AI algorithm do as well?
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
A roundup of the best stories on mobile from other sites, collected by Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for mobile.
A roundup of the best stories on energy from other sites, collected by Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for energy.
Prototype car safety systems are learning to watch the driver, as well as the road ahead, to predict future maneuvers more than three seconds before a driver makes them.
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A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.