Blake Johnson spends a lot of time thinking about things like superconducting cables and supercooled refrigerators.
Algorithms are increasingly being used to make ethical decisions. Perhaps the best example of this is a high-tech take on the ethical dilemma known as the trolley problem: if a self-driving car cannot stop itself from killing one of two pedestrians, how should the car's control software choose who live and who dies?
Venture capitalists are warning the Trump administration against limiting exports on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
Activists in Germany have facilitated a method to assess the accountability of proprietary algorithms via a crowdsourcing platform.
Security concerns have prompted Oxford University in the U.K. to sever ties with Huawei.
A hotel in Japan hyped as the world's first robot-staffed hotel has eliminated more than half of its robots due to mounting complaints.
Last April, Amina Helmi felt goose bumps while driving to work in the northern Netherlands. It had nothing to do with the weather—it was pure anticipation. Just days earlier, a flood of data had been released from Gaia, a European Space Agency (ESA) mission that has been mapping the Milky Way for five years.
Groups of hackers are stealing millions of dollars through cryptojacking, which works by illicitly harnessing the computing power of thousands to mine cryptocurrency.
University of Texas at Austin researchers used the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Wrangler supercomputer to examine gene activity across the genomes of 10 species of vertebrates.
Giant Food Stores will install autonomous assistive robots in 172 stores across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Several European companies have trained artificial intelligence to detect signs of breast cancer.
The U.S. National Science Foundation is exploring multiple approaches.
On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as "a red and extremely elongated asteroid."
Researchers warn smart building-targeting malware is the next step in the rapidly expanding attack surface made vulnerable by automated systems.
President Trump has promised to reduce the number of H-1B visas granted; Canadian businesses see an opportunity to lure international tech talent north of the border.
University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that can discern when an opioid overdose has occurred.
Finland has launched an ambitious challenge to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to 1% of its population.
Small farms are starting to upgrade to high-tech operations.
Face transplants are a proving ground for medical applications of three-dimensional printing and imaging.