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MIT’s New Robot Taught Itself to Pick Things Up the Way People Do

Back in 2016, somewhere in a Google-owned warehouse, more than a dozen robotic arms sat for hours quietly grasping objects of various shapes and...

This AI Predicts Obesity Prevalence—All the Way from Space

A research team at the University of Washington has trained an artificial intelligence system to spot obesity—all the way from space. The system used...

How to Feed Global Demand for Seafood—Without Harming the Ocean

“You really can’t justify tuna in Chicago as a source of sustenance.” That’s according to Dr. Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Society Explorer who...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 15)

GENETICS Plan to Build a Genetic Noah's Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species George Dvorsky | Gizmodo "As its name implies, this group had initially planned...

New Technique Heals Wounds With Reprogrammed Skin Cells

People with severe burns, bedsores, or chronic diseases such as diabetes are at risk for developing wounds known as cutaneous ulcers, which can extend...

Why Rigetti’s New Quantum Hybrid Cloud Service Is a Big Deal

Despite their potential power, today’s quantum computers are still taking baby steps and need a fair bit of hand-holding from their conventional cousins. That’s...

A Model for the Future of Education

As kids worldwide head back to school, I’d like to share my thoughts on the future of education. Bottom line, how we educate our kids...

What We Have to Gain From Making Machines More Human

The borders between the real world and the digital world keep crumbling, and the latter’s importance in both our personal and professional lives keeps...

How to Balance Experience and Youth for Powerful Leadership

Chip Conley is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and self-proclaimed “modern elder.” After nearly 25 years of founding and running one of the world’s most...

Eternal Life Is No Good Without Eternal Youth

Longer lives seem attractive, but as we age we become susceptible to a host of late-life diseases that can prevent us from enjoying our...

Outdated Evolution: Updating Our Governments to Cope with Disruptive Technology

What happens when evolution shapes an animal for tribes of 150 primitive individuals living in a chaotic jungle, and then suddenly that animal finds...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 8)

TECHNOLOGY Google Turns 20: How an Internet Search Engine Reshaped the World Editorial Staff | The Verge "No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the...

The 4 Waves of AI: Who Will Own the Future of Technology?

Recently, I picked up Kai-Fu Lee’s newest book, AI Superpowers. Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most plugged-in AI investors on the planet, managing over $2...

This Battery Is Made of Paper and Powered by Bacteria

A team of scientists at the State University of New York has developed a paper-based, single-use battery that uses bacteria as a power source—all...

Tech Can Sustainably Feed Developing World Cities of the Future. Here’s How

In the next 30 years, virtually all net population growth will occur in urban regions of developing countries. At the same time, worldwide food...

This Breakthrough New Particle Accelerator Is Small But Mighty

Particle accelerators have become crucial tools for understanding the fundamental nature of our universe, but they are incredibly big and expensive. That could change,...

The New AI Tech Turning Heads in Video Manipulation

A new technique using artificial intelligence to manipulate video content gives new meaning to the expression “talking head.” An international team of researchers showcased the...

‘Happiness Tech’ Is On the Rise. Is It Working?

We often get so fixated on technological progress that we forget it’s merely one component of the entirety of human progress. Technological advancement does...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 1)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Pentagon Priority. Will Silicon Valley Help? Cade Metz | The New York Times "The consultants and planners who try to...

Would You Eat ‘Meat’ from a Lab? Consumers Aren’t Necessarily Sold on ‘Cultured Meat’

It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The US Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved the plant-based “Impossible Burger,” which...

It’s Time to Make Social Media More Responsible

The average person spends about two hours a day on social media platforms. If that sounds like a lot, it’s nothing compared to the...

The Most Valuable Tool for Ending Poverty? Data.

The data revolution is under way, and data has impacted how we buy, work, live—even how we love. But there’s one field that remains...

China Is Quickly Becoming an AI Superpower

Last year, China’s government put out its plan to lead the world in AI by 2030. As Eric Schmidt has explained, “It’s pretty simple. By...

For a Bright Future of Work, Focus on Purpose

Can you think of more than one industry whose workers aren’t worried about losing their jobs to robots or computers? Automation seems to be...

New Study Is the Most Successful Attempt to Gene Edit Human Embryos So Far

In the quest for CRISPR supremacy, China just won another first. Last week, a team used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a single mistaken DNA letter...

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