AI is often told as the story of machines getting smarter over time. What’s lost is the human element in the narrative, how intelligent machines are designed, trained, and powered by human minds and bodies.
The Apollo stories: Dennis Sager was one of the last employees of the human-led backstop for the computation that made the mission possible. by Erin Winick April 3, 2019 In the months leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we will be sharing the stories of the people who…
This smart seat keeps tabs on your heart while you take care of business By Megan Scudellari Photo: Karl Q. Schwarz Time and again, studies show that people are not good at consistently taking medication, following health care plans, or regularly recording health information, even when our doctor tells us to. And that’s a…
Early last month, the security team at Coinbase noticed something strange going on in Ethereum Classic, one of the cryptocurrencies people can buy and sell using Coinbase’s popular exchange platform. Its blockchain, the history of all its transactions, was under attack. An attacker had somehow gained control of more than half of the network’s…
A team of scientists has discovered the first robust example of a new type of magnet—one that holds promise for enhancing the performance of data storage technologies. This “singlet-based” magnet differs from conventional magnets, in which small magnetic constituents align with one another to create a strong magnetic field.
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