35 innovators under 35: Computing and internet

In the long run, such a photonic circuit could help us communicate or perhaps exceed a widely accepted limitation in computing. The theoretical work in photonic information processing suggests that light can be converted to heat and vice versa, which opens up some significant opportunities for all-optical energy storage – essentially batteries made from photons […]

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35 innovators under 35: Climate change

Such “advance market commitments” have enabled cutting-edge technologies to quickly reach commercial markets in other areas, from vaccine development to commercial space flight. The same approach could shrink the timeline to enhance emerging clean technologies and reduce their cost premiums on more carbon-intensive technologies. At the peak of the growing demand for clean technology, investment […]

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How a Boston startup wants to make steel greener

In the days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion, tech companies rushed to show their support to employees living in states where the procedure is now illegal. Meta promised to pay costs for employees who needed to travel outside their home state for abortions. Google’s parent company Alphabet told employees […]

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We need smarter cities, not “smart cities”

Word “Smart Cities” Emerged as a marketing strategy for large IT vendors. It has now become synonymous with urban uses of technology, especially advanced and emerging technologies. But cities are more than 5G, big data, driverless vehicles and AI. They are the crucial driver of opportunity, prosperity and progress. They support people displaced by war […]

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Metaverse: Open for business? | MIT Technology Review

Already, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are increasingly part of the metavers companies’ strategy. In December 2021, Nike announced the acquisition of its digital design studio RTFKT, a sportswear company that says it hopes to help explore the possibilities presented by Metavers. In January 2022, Microsoft announced its plans to acquire game developer and interactive entertainment […]

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Plus: Why we need smarter cities and not “smart cities”

The ad reads like an offer of liberation: Cancer kills many people. But there is hope in Apatone, a proprietary vitamin C-based compound, which is “killing cancer.” The substance, an uncertified treatment that is not approved by the FDA, is not available in the United States. If you want Apatone, the ad suggests, you need […]

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Facebook is bombarding cancer patients with ads for unproven treatments

One from Verita Life in Bangkok, Thailand, targeted Australians like Otter, falsely claiming that the hypothermia treatment offered there would “destroy cancer cells.” When Otter took a screenshot of the ad in his news feed in August 2020, he had over a thousand likes and 600 shares. Otter reported the ads he saw to Facebook […]

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The hacking industry faces the end of an era

It is still a huge and prosperous market, but it cuts through dozens of nations in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, where Israeli cyber companies were selling sophisticated surveillance tools to customers with deep pockets and desires. To spend. That’s where the NSO group got into trouble for catching the dictatorial regime abusing […]

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Yann LeCun’s big bet for building intelligent machines

Melanie Mitchell, an AI researcher at the Santa Fe Institute, is also excited to see a whole new approach. “We’ve never really seen this come out of such an in-depth study community,” she says. He also agrees with LeCun that large language samples may not be the whole story. “They lack the memory and the […]

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