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The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous

Technical, regulatory, and business obstacles are still in the way of safe, useful, and affordable self-driving vehicles.

Posted on 23 April 2019 | 8:00 am

Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the network of the future

With 5G networks rolling out around the world, engineers are turning their attention to the next incarnation.

Posted on 19 April 2019 | 11:00 am

Landowners are earning millions for carbon cuts that may not occur

A new analysis finds California’s cap-and-trade program may vastly overestimate emissions reductions.

Posted on 18 April 2019 | 11:00 am

Facebook’s ad-serving algorithm discriminates by gender and race

Even if an advertiser is well-intentioned, the algorithm still prefers certain groups of people over others.

Posted on 5 April 2019 | 5:15 pm

China’s Huawei has big ambitions to weaken the US grip on AI leadership

In spite of tensions with the US and its allies, Huawei is rapidly building a suite of AI offerings unmatched by any other company on the planet.

Posted on 4 March 2019 | 1:50 pm

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019, curated by Bill Gates

We asked Gates to choose this year’s list of inventions that will change the world for the better.

Posted on 27 February 2019 | 12:00 pm

Bill Gates explains why we should all be optimists

We sat down to talk about breakthrough technologies, China, and reasons to be cheerful with this issue’s guest editor.

Posted on 27 February 2019 | 12:00 pm

A simple blood test to predict premature births could save babies’ lives

Complications from preterm birth are the leading cause of death worldwide in children under five.

Posted on 27 February 2019 | 12:00 pm

The race to make a lab-grown steak

Meat production spews tons of greenhouse gas and uses up too much land and water. Is there an alternative that won’t make us do without?

Posted on 27 February 2019 | 12:00 pm

Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it

Futurist and NYU professor Amy Webb on an impending artificial intelligence catastrophe—and why there’s still hope it can be averted.

Posted on 26 February 2019 | 10:00 am

China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced

New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories.

Posted on 21 February 2019 | 3:20 pm

The first privately funded trip to the moon is about to launch

After failing to claim the Lunar X Prize (which, to be fair, everyone did), the Israeli firm SpaceIL could have a rover on lunar soil in a little over a month.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 6:45 pm

The technology behind OpenAI’s fiction-writing, fake-news-spewing AI, explained

The language model can write like a human, but it doesn’t have a clue what it’s saying.

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 1:00 pm

AI is reinventing the way we invent

The biggest impact of artificial intelligence will be to help humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 12:00 pm

Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019

Last year a string of controversies revealed a darker (and dumber) side to artificial intelligence.

Posted on 7 January 2019 | 5:00 pm

Seven New Year’s resolutions for Big Tech in 2019

2018 was a no good, very bad year for Silicon Valley. Here’s some of the things tech giants should commit to do next year to avoid a repeat performance.

Posted on 31 December 2018 | 11:59 am

All the reasons 2018 was a breakout year for DNA data

Gene information on millions of people is revolutionizing how we predict disease, catch criminals, and find new drugs.

Posted on 29 December 2018 | 11:59 am

The day I tasted climate change

Every one of us will have a moment when global warming gets personal.

Posted on 21 December 2018 | 12:00 pm

How Google took on China—and lost

It used to be that while Google wanted China, China really needed Google. Not any more.

Posted on 19 December 2018 | 5:00 am

The Reunion: a new science-fiction story about surveillance in China

Technology is making people unhinged and violent. Can an algorithm stop them?

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:00 pm