Facebook’s new polyglot AI can translate between 100 languages

Facebook’s new polyglot AI can translate between 100 languages »

The news: Facebook is open-sourcing a new AI language model called M2M-100 that can translate between any pair among 100 languages. Of the

AI that scans a construction site can spot when things are falling behind

AI that scans a construction site can spot when things are falling behind »

The system uses a GoPro camera mounted on top of a hard hat. When managers tour a site once or twice a week,

Twitter’s ban almost doubled attention for Biden misinformation

Twitter’s ban almost doubled attention for Biden misinformation »

The news: When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its

Twitter’s ban almost doubled attention for Biden misinformation

Twitter’s ban almost doubled attention for Biden misinformation »

The news: When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its

Congress was warned over QAnon. Hours later, Trump boosted it.

Congress was warned over QAnon. Hours later, Trump boosted it. »

The news: In a 90-minute virtual US Congressional hearing hosted by the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, representatives took stock of the state

Facebook and Twitter’s no-win situation over Biden

Facebook and Twitter’s no-win situation over Biden »

But there is precedent for the Silicon Valley companies that suggests it is not political censorship, as some are claiming. In June, Twitter banned links

A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data »

Machine learning typically requires tons of examples. To get an AI model to recognize a horse, you need to show it thousands of

A spacecraft en route to Mercury just caught this fresh new look at Venus

A spacecraft en route to Mercury just caught this fresh new look at Venus »

BepiColombo, a Mercury-bound mission jointly run by the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is snapping up a wealth

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun: Now’s the time to join

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun: Now’s the time to join »

2020 has created more than a brave new world. It’s a world of opportunity rapidly pressuring organizations of all sizes to

How to pitch and write an opinion piece for MIT Technology Review

How to pitch and write an opinion piece for MIT Technology Review »

MIT Technology Review is about the biggest discoveries and ideas in emerging technology. We’re keen to hear from people with interesting, provocative, and

Podcast: How democracies can reclaim digital power

Podcast: How democracies can reclaim digital power »

Technology companies provide much of the critical infrastructure of the modern state and develop products that affect fundamental rights. Search and social media

How officials are protecting the election from ransomware hackers

How officials are protecting the election from ransomware hackers »

Meanwhile, security officials have been pushing states to set up multiple offline backups to prepare for potential attacks on voter registration databases and

Artificial general intelligence: Are we close, and does it even make sense to try?

Artificial general intelligence: Are we close, and does it even make sense to try? »

Sometimes Legg talks about AGI as a kind of multi-tool—one machine that solves many different problems, without a new one having to be

Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time

Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time »

Room-temperature superconductors—materials that conduct electricity with zero resistance without needing special cooling—are the sort of technological miracle that would upend daily life. They

A NASA spacecraft is about to scoop up some asteroid rubble

A NASA spacecraft is about to scoop up some asteroid rubble »

The sampler was initially designed for a sandy space beach with an area of 165 feet. As we now know, nothing like that

AI Reads Human Emotions. Should it?

AI Reads Human Emotions. Should it? »

AI can read your emotional response to advertising and your facial expressions in a job interview. But if it can already do all

AI Reads Human Emotions. Should it?

AI Reads Human Emotions. Should it? »

AI can read your emotional response to advertising and your facial expressions in a job interview. But if it can already do all

Governments are using the pandemic as an excuse to restrict internet freedom

Governments are using the pandemic as an excuse to restrict internet freedom »

The news: Global internet freedom has declined for the 10th year in a row as governments use the coronavirus pandemic as cover to

Capitalism is in crisis. To save it, we need to rethink economic growth.

Capitalism is in crisis. To save it, we need to rethink economic growth. »

That mindless growth, Hickel and his fellow degrowth believers contend, is very bad both for the planet and for our spiritual well-being. We

Why the “homework gap” is key to America’s digital divide

Why the “homework gap” is key to America’s digital divide »

When the pandemic hit, parents scrambled to get enough devices to get their kids for online schooling. But even when they did, not