Once it was fashionable to fret about the prospect of super-intelligent machines taking over the world. The past year showed that AI may cause all sorts of hazards...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | January 8, 2019
A despairing prediction for the digital future came from an unlikely source recently. Speaking of "deepfakes," or media manipulated through artificial intelligence...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | January 7, 2019
China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into orbit, China has become...BBC News From ACM Opinion | January 3, 2019
Cybersecurity researchers and analysts are rightly worried that a new type of computer, based on quantum physics rather than more standard electronics, could ...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | December 28, 2018
Self-driving cars are coming. Tech giants such as Uber and Alphabet have bet on it, as have old-school car manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors.
The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | December 28, 2018
In a chilly warehouse just outside of Boston, the brute toils away. It's 600 pounds of orange and black metal and whirring motors, a massive robotic arm that picks...Wired From ACM Opinion | December 27, 2018
In 2013 I moved from Paris to Beijing to study China's financial system. I stayed for two years and became fluent enough to translate economics books from Mandarin...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 26, 2018
On September 29, 2017, a Chinese satellite known as Micius made possible an unhackable videoconference between Vienna and Beijing, two cities half a world apart...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 21, 2018
Will 2019 be the year when quantum computers show they have the right stuff? Google says so; one of the company's labs, in Santa Barbara, California, has promised...Nature From ACM Opinion | December 19, 2018
The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 14, 2018
When a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant failed, leaking radioactive material...Wired From ACM Opinion | December 11, 2018
A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear within the next decade...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2018
The science and technology behind NASA's latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it's hardly surprising when scientists commenting on the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 30, 2018
Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the technology to create gene-edited babies.
...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | November 28, 2018