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iRobot privacy scandal, and AI that makes images

Meet the designers printing houses out of salt and clay Read our interview with Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the disruptive designers 3D-printing entire buildings out of natural materials. Check out the amazing pictures in the full story, which is from the latest edition of our print magazine. To get future issues, sign up […]

Introducing our 10 Breakthrough Technologies

Each year, MIT Technology Review’s reporters and editors pick 10 Breakthrough Technologies, all of which have the promise to fundamentally change the way we live and work. This year’s list covers everything from space science and telemedicine to advances in artificial intelligence and biotechnology. They represent the technologies we predict will have the biggest impact […]

The Download: what’s next for quantum computing, and hacking circadian clocks

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. What’s next for quantum computing For years, quantum’s news cycle was dominated by headlines about record-setting systems. But this year, researchers are getting off the hype train and knuckling down to life in […]

The Download: the future of batteries, and China’s chips

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. What’s next for batteries Every year the world runs more and more on batteries. Electric vehicles passed 10% of global vehicle sales in 2022, and they’re on track to reach 30% by the […]

What’s next for chips, and climate-tweaking controversy

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 How Ukraine cobbled together a scrappy, digitized militaryIt’s created a cheap version of the systems the Pentagon has spent decades (and billions of dollars) developing. (WSJ $)+ Ukraine says it’s shot down close to 500 drones since September. (The […]

The Download: 2022’s best stories, and what’s next for AI

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Our favorite stories of 2022 We like to think we’ve had a great year here at MIT Technology Review. Our stories have won numerous awards (this story from our magazine won Gold in […]

Space exploration, and why we’re hooked on hybrid cars

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Sam Bankman-Fried’s top associates have pleaded guilty to fraudThey’ve agreed to cooperate in his prosecution. (NYT $)+ Here are some of the charges the US authorities have made against the pair. (Bloomberg $)+ “Ethical crusader” Vikram Akula engaged in […]

The Download: generative AI, and psychedelic hype

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Generative AI is changing everything. But what’s left when the hype is gone? It was clear that OpenAI was on to something. In late 2021, a small team of researchers was playing around […]

The Download: AI objectification, and SBF charged

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me—without my consent When Melissa Heikkilä, our senior AI reporter, tried the new viral AI avatar app Lensa, she was hoping to get results similar to […]

Year in review, and the big problem with ChatGPT

I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 ChatGPT doesn’t always tell the truthBut it states things so confidently that it’s easy to be fooled. (NYT $)+ It’s been suggesting some disturbing anti-terror measures, including torture. (The Intercept)+ For some users, whether it’s accurate or not isn’t important. (WP […]