Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 30, 2016)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Q&A: Bill Gates
Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
- China Is Building a Robot Army of Model Workers
Can China reboot its manufacturing industry—and the global economy—by replacing millions of workers with machines?
- The Key to Repairing Your Bones May Come Out of a Printer
Customized, printed orthopedic implants could be the future. In the meantime, the new manufacturing method is helping companies cut costs.
- Three Decades On, Chernobyl’s Specter Haunts Nuclear Power
More nuclear plants could combat climate change, but safety concerns plague the industry—fairly or not.
- Do We Deserve Total Digital Privacy?
A quarter-century ago, a “protracted battle” over encryption began between law enforcement and civil-rights activists.
- Nokia’s Move into Connected Gadgets May Prove Prescient
Nokia is paying $191 million for Withings, a company that makes health and fitness gadgets, and it sounds like a smart move.
- Twitter’s Artificial Intelligence Knows What’s Happening in Live Video Clips
Twitter has been developing technology that automatically recognizes what’s happening in live video, a step toward sophisticated recommendations.