You can’t farm spiders — but putting spider genes into silkworms works even better.
Artificial general intelligence will not arise in systems that only passively receive data. They need to be able to act back on the world.
Technology goes in directions we can never predict — so we must be prepared to limit the spread of unintended consequences.
Experiments on suborbital rockets are revealing how to make a better iron furnace.
Smarter building materials can control indoor temperatures without external power.
Whether you call it 10 quintillion, 10 million trillion, or 10 billion billion, it's a 1 followed by 19 zeroes.
Ironically, the company did so using technology perfected by the oil industry.
AI programs like ChatGPT can create "thanabots" based on deceased loved ones' digital communications, allowing us to talk with the departed.
It will be immensely difficult for the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to protect their competitive edge if they do not pursue a radical change.
AI was the most divisive topic in a recent predictions tournament.
The $300,000 Model A is a true flying car — it can be driven on roads as well as flown in the air. And it's one step closer to your garage.
The separation of pleasure from procreation may occur throughout the cosmos, providing an explanation for the Fermi Paradox.
The material is both stronger and lighter than those used to make conventional power plant turbines.
It's like combining Google Translate with a time machine.
Lost in a building or underwater? A new muon-based navigation system could be your guide.
In history, every major technological advance has been used, for good and bad.
The idea that consciousness emerges naturally alongside intelligence could be an anthropocentric distortion.
From cosmetic procedures to heart operations, the introduction of AI will create an ethical minefield.
Who’s afraid of utopia? AI doubters have cold feet. History can warm them.
A team of scientists has warned that marketers seek to advertise in our dreams. Will our sleep be commercialized against our wishes?
While many imagine terrifying futures run by AI, Rohit Krishnan is quietly identifying real problems and solutions.
If we manage to avoid a large catastrophe, we are living at the early beginnings of human history.
Science fiction movies capture a classic human flaw: getting the future mostly wrong.
Large language models are an impressive advance in AI, but we are far away from achieving human-level capabilities.
The robot can drive heavy steal beams into the ground at a rate of 1 per 73 seconds, which will help expedite solar farm construction.