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Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Researchers at Google, OpenAI, MIT, and other organizations say they are making progress on automating the development of AI software using AI software   —  Progress in artificial intelligence causes some people to worry that software will take jobs such as driving trucks away from humans.
Jan 22, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Peter Burrows / MIT Technology Review:
Sources: Dropbox's annual sales are $750M+, up from around $400M in 2014, though its previous $10B valuation still appears heady as IPO looms   —  The company became a valuable tech “unicorn” by offering free cloud storage to hundreds of millions of people.  Can Dropbox find a way to last by cashing in on corporate users?
Jan 4, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Jamie Condliffe / MIT Technology Review:
China begins piloting a system combining records on citizens to compute a “social credit score” determining eligibility for jobs, loans, travel, and more   —  It was a drab, chill day in November, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  As the woman passed through Hangzhou Railway Station …
Nov 30, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Interview with Apache Web server pioneer Brian Behlendorf, who now leads open-source development of blockchains at the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project   —  Brian Behlendorf knows it's a cliché for veteran technologists like himself to argue that society could be run much better if we just had the right software.
Nov 5, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
A look at Verily's health tracking watch prototype shows e-ink display, long battery life for more constant tracking, plans to use in medical research studies   —  Alphabet's health spin-off Verily is a little like Santa's factory a month before Christmas.  Its labs are full of promising ideas not quite ready for delivery.
Sep 29, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
The kernel of iOS 10 preview released last week was not encrypted, puzzling researchers   —  When Apple announced a new version of its mobile operating system in San Francisco last week, executives boasted of features such as a smarter Siri and improved copy and paste.
Jun 21, 2016, 5:11 PMIn context
Konstantin Kakaes / MIT Technology Review:
Why no high tech, high volume gadget like the iPhone can be made entirely in the US: cost, manufacturing capacity, and China's hold on rare earth elements   —  Political candidates opposed to free trade say Apple should make phones in the United States.  Let's see what that would look like.
Jun 12, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Google unveils PlaNet neural network that outperforms humans at guessing the location of an image   —  Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image  —  Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard, even for well-traveled humans.
Feb 26, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Censys is a free search engine powered by Google's infrastructure that helps security researchers find vulnerable devices on the Internet   —  A Search Engine for the Internet's Dirty Secrets  —  Google is helping to power a new search engine built on a daily scan of the whole Internet.
Dec 6, 2015, 5:20 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Wikimedia Foundation announces a new machine learning tool aimed at helping Wikipedia editors differentiate between honest mistakes and intentional vandalism   —  Artificial Intelligence Aims to Make Wikipedia Friendlier and Better  —  The nonprofit behind Wikipedia is turning to machine learning …
Dec 1, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context

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