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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 2)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE We Asked GPT-3 to Write an Academic Paper About Itself—Then We Tried to Get It Published Almira Osmanovic Thunström | Scientific American "On a rainy...

New Artificial Photosynthesis Method Grows Food With No Sunshine

How can we grow more food using fewer resources? Scientists have been focused on this question for decades if not centuries, as an ever-growing...

Google’s AI Spotlights a Human Cognitive Glitch: Mistaking Fluent Speech for Fluent Thought

When you read a sentence like this one, your past experience tells you that it’s written by a thinking, feeling human. And, in this...

A New Carbon Capture Plant Will Pull 36,000 Tons of CO2 From the Air...

A little under a year ago, the world’s biggest direct air capture (DAC) plant got up and running in Iceland. Christened Orca after the...

Metasurfaces Open the Door to Telekinesis and Telepathy With Technology

Stranger Things fans will be familiar with this scene: Eleven, a girl with telekinetic powers, stares intently at a Coke can. Without physically touching...

Three Kids Are Thriving After Kidney Transplants With No Immunosuppressants

Less than three years ago, eight-year-old Kruz and his little sister Paizlee lay on a surgical table ready to receive new kidneys. They had...

OpenAI’s New AI Learned to Play Minecraft by Watching 70,000 Hours of YouTube

In 2020, OpenAI’s machine learning algorithm GPT-3 blew people away when, after ingesting billions of words scraped from the internet, it began spitting out...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 25)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Yann LeCun Has a Bold New Vision for the Future of AI Melissa Heikkiläarchive page and Will Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review "In a...

Cosmic Dust From Venus Is Inspiring New Air Pollution-Busting Technology

Reducing carbon emissions from roads, railways, and shipping requires implementing a range of solutions simultaneously. As far as cars are concerned, cutting the number...

An Autonomous Ship Used AI to Cross the Atlantic Without a Human Crew

Just under 402 years ago, in August of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England, bound for America. The 100-foot-long-long, triple-masted wooden vessel...

Japan’s Kairyu Sea Turbine Will Harvest the Never-Ending Power of Deep Ocean Currents

A little over a year ago, a Scottish company called Orbital Marine Power was getting a two-megawatt tidal turbine up and running in the...

These 3D Printed Millirobots Can Sense and React to Their Surroundings

The millirobot looked like an adorable cartoon vehicle as it expertly navigated a complex maze. It’s a strange creature: the bottom resembles a collapsed...

Scientists Used CRISPR to Trace Every Human Gene to Its Function

Genes are like Egyptian hieroglyphs. Thanks to advances in whole-genome sequencing, it’s increasingly easy to read each DNA letter. But the strings of A,...

AI Shakespeare and AI Oscar Wilde Debate Machine Creativity at Oxford

"Nay, nay, I say! This cannot be, That machines should e'er surpass our art. We are the masters, them the slaves, And thus it ever shall be...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 18)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE This AI Model Tries to Re-create the Mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pranshu Verma | The Washington Post "The model, called Ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...

Amazon Will Pilot Drone Delivery in California This Year

The number of packages people order—and the number of people ordering packages—isn’t likely to go down anytime in the foreseeable future, and companies are...

Alquist Says It Will 3D Print 200 Houses in a Small Virginia Town

In late 2021, a 3D printed house went up in Williamsburg, Virginia. The printed portion of the three-bed two-bath home—that is, the exterior walls—took...

If Artificial Intelligence Were to Become Sentient, How Would We Know?

Google’s LaMDA software (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is a sophisticated AI chatbot that produces text in response to user input. According to software...

In Its Greatest Biology Feat Yet, AI Unlocks the Complex Proteins Guarding Our DNA

AI has done it again. After solving one of the grandest mysteries in biology—predicting protein structure—it decoded how proteins link up into complexes, and dreamed...

Scientists Used Human Cells to Make Self-Healing ‘Living Skin’ for Robots

Androids that are part human, part robot are a staple of science fiction. But they're now a step closer to reality after researchers crafted...

Microsoft to Archive Music on Futuristic Slivers of Glass That Will Live 10,000 Years

War, disease, division—things aren't looking too rosy for humanity at the moment. But thanks to Microsoft, at least we'll be listening to Stevie Wonder...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 11)

COMPUTING Photonic Chip Performs Image Recognition at the Speed of Light Charles Q. Choi | IEEE Spectrum "In a new study, researchers have developed a photonic deep...

Do AI Systems Really Have Their Own Secret Language?

A new generation of artificial intelligence models can produce “creative” images on-demand based on a text prompt. The likes of Imagen, MidJourney, and DALL-E...

The World’s Biggest 4-Day Work Week Pilot Just Launched in the UK

Just under a year ago, a think tank called Autonomy released a report on what was at the time the world’s biggest four-day work...

Summer Could Bring Rolling Blackouts as Power Grids Get More Unstable

The rush to decarbonize our energy supply has led to some ambitious goal-setting, like President Biden’s plan to create a zero-emissions power sector by...

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