Technology Review (12)

We Need Computers with Empathy

An emerging trend in artificial intelligence is to get computers to detect how we’re feeling and respond accordingly. They might even help us develop more compassion for one another.

Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on Them

Tristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Can its power be used for good?

How to Spend $1,900 on Gene Tests Without Learning a Thing

Science and marketing clash in the “jungle” of direct-to-consumer DNA apps.

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.

Automating machine learning will make the technology more accessible to non–AI experts.

AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

Automating machine learning will make the technology more accessible to non–AI experts.

How Blockchain Could Give Us a Smarter Energy Grid

Energy experts believe that blockchain technology can solve a maze of red tape and data management problems.

Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain

AI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers.

Scientists Can Read a Bird’s Brain and Predict Its Next Song

Next up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface.

China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起

The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it.

Put Humans at the Center of AI

At Stanford and Google, Fei-Fei Li is leading the development of artificial intelligence—and working to diversify the field.

GM Apples That Don’t Brown to Reach U.S. Shelves This Fall

Can genetic modification appeal to consumers? A new apple will test the market.

An Ambitious Chinese Startup Wants To Know Everything about Your Body

The goal is to use AI to keep you healthy. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all that data?