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Singularity Hub curates the latest news in exponential technologies. Curation is where you’ll find awesome stories from around the web.

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

GENETICS This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease Megan Molteni | Wired "Tessera has spent the past two years developing a new class of molecular manipulators capable of doing lots of things CRISPR can...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 4)

VIRTUAL REALITY How Holographic Tech Is Shrinking VR Displays to the Size of Sunglasses Kyle Orland | Ars Technica "...researchers at Facebook Reality Labs are using holographic film to create a prototype VR display that looks less...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 27)

AUTOMATION Amazon Shakes Up the Race for Self-Driving—and Ride-Hailing Aarian Marshal | Wired "Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says his company wants to be the 'Amazon for transportation.' Friday, Amazon made clear that it intends to be the...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 20)

ROBOTICS Boston Dynamics Will Now Sell Any Business Its Own Spot Robot for $74,500 James Vincent | The Verge "It’s a hefty price tag, equal to the base price for a luxury Tesla Model S. But Boston...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 13)

GOVERNANCE A Bill in Congress Would Limit Uses of Facial Recognition Tom Simonite | Wired "Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM say they want federal rules around the technology. ...A police reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 6)

IMPACT Can't Go Out and Protest? Here's How to Help From Home Demetria Mosley | Wired "Whether you’re trying to maintain your social distance or just looking for other ways to speak up, here are some ideas...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 30)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI Debuts Gigantic GPT-3 Language Model With 175 Billion Parameters Khari Johnson | VentureBeat "A team of more than 30 OpenAI researchers have released a paper about GPT-3, a language model capable of achieving state-of-the-art results...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 23)

COMPUTING OpenAI's Supercomputer Collaboration With Microsoft Marks Its Biggest Bet Yet on AGI Kyle Wiggers | VentureBeat "Today, during Microsoft’s Build 2020 developer conference, the first fruit of the partnership was revealed, in the form of a...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 16)

AUTOMATION The Pandemic Is Emptying Call Centers. AI Chatbots Are Swooping In Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "Over the last few years, advances in natural-language processing have also dramatically improved on the clunky automated call systems...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 9)

BIOTECH With CRISPR, a Possible Quick Test for the Coronavirus Carl Zimmer | The New York Times "A team of scientists has developed an experimental prototype for a fairly quick, cheap test to diagnose the coronavirus that...

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

FUTURE Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing Ed Yong | The Atlantic "...beyond its vast scope and sui generis nature, there are other reasons the pandemic continues to be so befuddling—a slew of forces scientific and societal,...

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

FUTURE From the Editors: We Can Beat Covid-19. Just Trust Science and Hold the Line Adam Rogers | Wired "...When humanity hits a crisis, it always looks to science for help. Not because scientists are perfect, or...

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

BIOTECH The Quest for a Pandemic Pill Matthew Hutson | The New Yorker "Our usual antiviral approach is, as researchers say, 'one bug, one drug'; often, it’s no drug. ... like to see a penicillin for viruses—one...

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

TECHNOLOGY The Technology That Could Free America From Quarantine Derek Thompson | The Atlantic "Millions of Americans—many of whom might be deeply skeptical of government surveillance, or Big Tech—may become participants in a national project to track...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through April 4)

FUTURE We Need to Start Modeling Alternative Futures Andrew Marino | The Verge "'I'm going to be the first person to tell you if you gave me all the data in the world and all the computers...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 28)

MEDICINE Researchers Push for Mass Blood Tests as a Covid-19 Strategy Gregory Barber | Wired "...a simple blood test, like the kind Zaaijer’s team will perform on the donated blood, can tell whether it carries antibodies to...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 21)

MEDICINE America Is Finally Testing for Coronavirus in Significant Volumes Timothy B. Lee | Ars Technica "On Thursday, the total number of coronavirus tests conducted in America topped 100,000, according to the COVID tracking project. That's a...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 14)

MEDICINE Flattening the Coronavirus Curve Siobhan Roberts | The New York Times "The ideal goal in fighting an epidemic or pandemic is to completely halt the spread. But merely slowing it—mitigation—is critical. This reduces the number of...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 7)

SPACE Inside Elon Musk's Plan to Build One Starship a Week—and Settle Mars Eric Berger | Ars Technica "Musk always wants to go fast. He will not live forever, and the money may eventually run dry. He...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 29)

COMPUTING Inside the Race to Build the Best Quantum Computer on Earth Gideon Lichfield | MIT Technology Review "Regardless of whether you agree with Google’s position or IBM’s, the next goal is clear, Oliver says: to...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 22)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The Messy, Secretive Reality Behind OpenAI's Bid to Save the World Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "The AI moonshot was founded in the spirit of transparency. This is the inside story of how competitive...

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

3D PRINTING 3D Printers Are Finally Starting to Work More Like Star Trek's Replicators Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo "...researchers from EPFL’s Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices have developed a new method allowing stereolithography printers to create tiny but...

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

GENE EDITING CRISPR'd Cells Show Promise in First US Human Safety Trial Megan Molteni | Wired "The highly anticipated results showed that the procedure is both safe and feasible; the CRISPR’d cells went where they were supposed...

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

COMPUTING Alphabet Has a Second Secretive Quantum Computing Team Tom Simonite | Wired " small group of quantum researchers is not building its own quantum computing hardware. The group’s leader is more interested in creating new algorithms and...

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

NEUROSCIENCE The Most Complete Brain Map Ever Is Here: A Fly's 'Connectome' Gregory Barber | Wired "Researchers like Rubin believe a physical blueprint of the brain could become a foundational resource for neuroscientists—doing for brain science what...

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

BIOTECH Meet Xenobot, an Eerie New Kind of Programmable Organism Matt Simon | Wired "A xenobot is a one-of-a-kind organism: It’s both a living thing made of living cells and a machine that the researchers can program...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Can an AI Be an Inventor? Not Yet. Angela Chen | MIT Technology Review " believes there will be more and more cases where AI should be considered a genuine inventor and that the law...

The Year’s Most Fascinating Tech Stories From Around the Web

Last Saturday we took a look at some of the most-read Singularity Hub articles from 2019. This week, we're featuring some of our favorite articles from the last year. As opposed to short pieces...

50+ Reasons Our Favorite Emerging Technologies Had an Amazing 2019

For most of history, technology was about atoms, the manipulation of physical stuff to extend humankind’s reach. But in the last five or six decades, atoms have partnered with bits, the elemental “particles” of...

These Were Singularity Hub’s Top 10 Articles in 2019

Most Saturdays we post a curated collection of notable news and awesome articles from the week. But with the year nearing its end, this Saturday and next we'll curate 2019 as a whole. First,...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through December 21)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Computer Is Set to Complete Beethoven's Unfinished Symphony Justin Huggler | The Guardian "In the most ambitious project of its type ever attempted, a computer has been set to work to complete Beethoven’s unfinished 10th...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through December 14)

ROBOTICS Sarcos Demonstrates Exosuit That Gives Workers Super Strength Evan Ackerman | IEEE SPectrum "The Sarcos Guardian XO is a 24-degrees-of-freedom full-body robotic exoskeleton. While wearing it, a human can lift  200 pounds (90 kilograms) while feeling...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through December 7)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Former Go Champion Beaten by DeepMind Retires After Declaring AI Invincible James Vincent | The Verge "'With the debut of AI in Go games, I’ve realized that I’m not at the top even if I...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 23)

COMPUTING A Giant Superfast AI Chip Is Being Used to Find Better Cancer Drugs Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "Thus far, Cerebras’s computer has checked all the boxes. Thanks to its chip size—it is larger than...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 16)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence Matthew Hutson | Quanta "In a recent paper, Clune argues that open-ended discovery is likely the fastest path toward artificial general intelligence—machines with nearly all the capabilities of...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 9)

ROBOTICS It's That Time of Year Again—Fall Is Here and Packs of Robot Dogs Are Frolicking in the Leaves James Vincent | The Verge "There’s nothing I like more on bright and cold autumnal days than heading...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind Has Finally Thrashed Humans at StarCraft for Real Alex Lee | Wired "...after 44 days training the neural network, DeepMind was not only successful in trouncing its human opponents under similar human-level constraints, but...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 26)

GENETICS A New CRISPR Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases Megan Molteni | Wired "The system, which Liu’s lab has dubbed 'prime editing,' can for the first time make virtually any alteration—additions, deletions, swapping any single...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 19)

AUTOMATION Alphabet's Wing Starts Drone Deliveries to US Homes Kris Holt | Engadget "Alphabet's Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 12)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How to Stop Superhuman AI Before It Stops Us Stuart Russell | The New York Times "Once the focus shifts from building machines that are 'intelligent' to ones that are 'beneficial,' controlling them will become...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 5)

AUTOMATION UPS Gets FAA Clearance to Roll Out a Fleet of Delivery Drones Allison Matyus | Digital Trends "The move essentially will allow UPS to create its own drone airline. The company’s UPS Flight Forward program now has full...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 21)

FUTURE Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike Somini Sengupta | The New York Times "Anxious about their future on a hotter planet and angry at world leaders for failing to arrest...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 14)

BIOTECH Meet the 'Artificial Embryos' Being Called Uncanny and Spectacular Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review "...scientists believe that it might not be long before they can synthesize embryos in the lab that are almost indistinguishable from...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 7)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A Molecule Designed by AI Exhibits 'Druglike' Qualities Gregory Barber | Wired "Lots of people are designing machine learning pipelines to produce virtual molecules, but relatively few have published research validating the work in the...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 31)

COMPUTING A Carbon Nanotube Microprocessor Mature Enough to Say Hello Samuel K. Moore | IEEE Spectrum "It’s the most complex integration of carbon nanotube-based CMOS logic so far, with nearly 15,000 transistors, and it was done using...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 24)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip Tom Simonite | Wired "The silicon monster is almost 22 centimeters—roughly 9 inches—on each side, making it likely the largest computer chip ever, and a monument...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 17)

AUGMENTED REALITY This Is the Computer You'll Wear on Your Face in 10 Years Mark Sullivan | Fast Company " foreshadow a device that many of us may wear as our primary personal computing device in about...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 10)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Inside DeepMind's Epic Mission to Solve Science's Trickiest Problem Greg Williams | Wired UK "For Hassabis, Suleyman and Legg, if the first nine years of DeepMind have been defined by proving its research into reinforcement...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 3)

NEUROSCIENCE Facebook Is Funding Brain Experiments to Create a Device That Reads Your Mind Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review "The research is important because it could help show whether a wearable brain-control device is feasible and...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 27)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Microsoft Invests $1 Billion in OpenAI to Pursue Holy Grail of Artificial Intelligence James Vincent | The Verge "i'The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential...

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