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The Download: clean energy investments, and Amazon’s data privacy fine

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The world is finally spending more on solar than oil production Money makes the world go round. And when it comes to energy, we’re seeing more investment than ever: companies, research institutions, and…

Posted on 1 June 2023 | 12:10 pm

The world is finally spending more on solar than oil production

This article is from The Spark, MIT Technology Review’s weekly climate newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every Wednesday, sign up here. Money makes the world go round. And when it comes to energy, we’re seeing more investment than ever: companies, research institutions, and governments are all pouring money into technologies that could help…

Posted on 1 June 2023 | 10:00 am

The Download: meet the longevity obsessives, and how China’s regulating AI

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Longevity enthusiasts want to create their own independent state. They’re eyeing Rhode Island. —Jessica Hamzelou Earlier this month, I traveled to Montenegro for a gathering of longevity enthusiasts, people interested in extending human…

Posted on 31 May 2023 | 12:10 pm

China isn’t waiting to set down rules on generative AI

China Report is MIT Technology Review’s newsletter about technology developments in China. Sign up to receive it in your inbox every Tuesday. Back in April, there was a major development in the AI space in China. The Chinese internet regulator published a draft regulation on generative AI. Named Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services,…

Posted on 31 May 2023 | 10:00 am

Longevity enthusiasts want to create their own independent state. They’re eyeing Rhode Island.

It’s a Friday morning in early May, and I’ve woken up to the sound of waves crashing against the rocks in a small bay on the coast of the Adriatic.  The sky is completely gray, and there are continual rumbles of thunder. The weather has been bad since I arrived in Montenegro. It was too…

Posted on 31 May 2023 | 9:26 am

The Download: how to talk about AI, and Montana’s TikTok ban

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How to talk about AI (even if you don’t know much about it) Everyone is talking about AI, it seems. But if you feel overwhelmed or uncertain about what the hell people are…

Posted on 30 May 2023 | 12:10 pm

How to talk about AI (even if you don’t know much about AI)

This story originally appeared in The Algorithm, our weekly newsletter on AI. To get stories like this in your inbox first, sign up here. Everyone is talking about AI, it seems. But if you feel overwhelmed or uncertain about what the hell people are talking about, don’t worry. I’ve got you. I asked some of the…

Posted on 30 May 2023 | 8:12 am

The future of TikTok bans

This article is from The Technocrat, MIT Technology Review’s weekly tech policy newsletter about power, politics, and Silicon Valley. To receive it in your inbox every Friday, sign up here. Recently, I drove from Washington, DC, to New York and passed through Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey on the way while scrolling through Instagram, TikTok,…

Posted on 29 May 2023 | 10:00 am

The Download: brain implant removal, and Nvidia’s AI payoff

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. A brain implant changed her life. Then it was removed against her will. Sticking an electrode inside a person’s brain can do more than treat a disease. Take the case of Rita Leggett,…

Posted on 26 May 2023 | 12:10 pm

How it feels to have a life-changing brain implant removed

This article is from The Checkup, MIT Technology Review’s weekly biotech newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every Thursday, sign up here. Ian Burkhart sustained a severe spinal cord injury while he was on vacation at 19 years old. “It left me as a quadriplegic,” he says. “I had a little bit of movement…

Posted on 26 May 2023 | 9:11 am