Episode 2: Rodney Brooks and John Dabiri

A pioneer of modern robotics talks about deep learning and what robots will really be doing in a future not far away. Hear from John Dabiri on what drives his work on the design of novel wind turbines and wind farms.

from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607914/theinterface-episode-2/

Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Yet

A dexterous multi-fingered robot practiced using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work.

from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607931/meet-the-most-nimble-fingered-robot-yet/

The Trump Administration May Soon Have New Powers to Destroy Drone “Threats”

Officials say it shouldn’t be illegal for the government to track and shoot down drones it deems threatening.

from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607933/the-trump-administration-may-soon-have-new-powers-to-destroy-drone-threats/

He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing?

Todd Holmdahl says that starting from behind won’t keep Microsoft from winning the race to commercialize quantum computing.

from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607891/he-built-the-xbox-can-he-make-a-microsoft-product-out-of-quantum-computing/

A Stronger AlphaGo Defeats the World’s Number One Player

Chinese grandmaster Ke Jie tried to outfox DeepMind’s AI player with some unusual moves, but the computer prevailed with surprises of its own.

from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607923/a-stronger-alphago-defeats-the-worlds-number-one-player/

StarCraft Pros Are Ready to Battle AI

Elite players of the strategy game reveal how they would fight high-level AI bots created by DeepMind, Facebook, and other tech companies.

from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607888/starcraft-pros-are-ready-to-battle-ai/