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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 November 21)

HEALTH Larry Brilliant Says We'll Beat Covid—After We Go Through Hell Steven Levy | Wired "The epidemiologist calls it 'the best of times and the worst of times,' as good news on vaccines and testing coincides with...

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

COMPUTING Like a Futuristic Phone Booth, PORTL Lets You Communicate Via Full-Body Hologram Luke Dormehl | Digital Trends " wants to reinvent the way we beam people, public figures or otherwise, into living rooms all over the...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything' Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "i'I do believe deep learning is going to be able to do everything, but I...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Has Cracked a Key Mathematical Puzzle for Understanding Our World Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "Partial differential equations can describe everything from planetary motion to plate tectonics, but they’re notoriously hard to solve....

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

AUGMENTED REALITY Forget AR Glasses. Augmented Reality Is Headed to Your Windshield Luke Dormehl | Digital Trends "...What Envisics has developed is a headset-free, in-car holography system that aims to transform the way we view the road....

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A Radical New Technique Lets AI Learn With Practically No Data Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "Shown photos of a horse and a rhino, and told a unicorn is something in between, can...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GPT-3 Bot Spends a Week Replying on Reddit, Starts Talking About the Illuminati Rhett Jones | Gizmodo "..the length of the replies was especially unusual in that they were sometimes coming within a minute of...

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

COMPUTING Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer Sets New Mark for Quantum Volume John Timmer | Ars Technica "While still the offerings of companies that are using superconducting qubits, the high fidelity of the trapped ions makes them...

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

SENSORS 'Extremely Brilliant' X-Ray Beams Are About to Revolutionize How We See Into Matter Rose Pastore | Gizmodo "A new way of producing powerful X-ray beams—the brightest on Earth—is now making it possible to create 3D images...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How to Give A.I. a Pinch of Consciousness Chris Baraniuk | OneZero "That higher, attentive level of processing is not always necessary — or even desirable — but it seems to be crucial for humans...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Microsoft's Updated DeepSpeed Can Train Trillion-Parameter AI Models With Fewer GPUs Kyle Wiggers | TechCrunch "The enhanced DeepSpeed leverages three techniques to enable 'trillion-scale' model training: data parallel training, model parallel training, and pipeline parallel...

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

TRANSPORTATION Did You Fly a Jetpack Over Los Angeles This Weekend? Because the FBI Is Looking for You Tom McKay | Gizmodo "Did you fly a jetpack over Los Angeles at approximately 3,000 feet on Sunday? Some...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How Special Relativity Can Help AI Predict the Future Will Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review "The AI can make guesses about the future without having to learn anything about the progression of time, says...

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

COMPUTING IBM Doubles Its Quantum Computer Performance Stephen Shankland | CNET "There's now a race afoot to make the fastest quantum computer. What makes the quantum computing competition different from most in the industry is that rivals...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A College Kid's Fake AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands. This Is How He Created It. Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "At the start of the week, Liam Porr had only heard of GPT-3....

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

ROBOTICS For Robots, It's a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect) Lisa Prevost | The New York Times "...cleaning robots are having a moment in commercial real estate. Their creators are promoting the machines as cost-effective solutions...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI's Latest Breakthrough Is Astonishingly Powerful, But Still Fighting Its Flaws James Vincent | The Verge "What makes GPT-3 amazing, they say, is not that it can tell you that the capital of Paraguay is...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI's New Language Generator GPT-3 Is Shockingly Good—and Completely Mindless Will Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review "'Playing with GPT-3 feels like seeing the future,' Arram Sabeti, a San Francisco–based developer and artist, tweeted last...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI's Fiction Spewing AI Is Learning to Generate Images Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "The results are startlingly impressive and demonstrate a new path for using unsupervised learning, which trains on unlabeled data, in...

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...

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