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Opinion

Bodies Are the Key to Human Intelligence—What About Machines?

Most AI researchers are currently missing a central piece of the puzzle: embodiment.
Ben Medlock
3.14.17
i spy
i spy

GeoVisual Lets You Visually Search Earth’s Entire Surface

Using years’ worth of publicly available satellite imagery, Descartes Labs has developed a machine learning platform that can identify visually similar objects around the world.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.7.17
Farming in 2017
Farming in 2017

The Most Useful Tool on the Modern Farm is Data

Data miners are now courting the agriculture industry in a big way.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
3.7.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

Faye Cuevas Is Protecting Elephants Using Counterterrorism Techniques

Approaching the problem from a military standpoint made sense for Cuevas.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.2.17
Terraform
Terraform

Sophokles In His Cave

Behold the future of art, resistance, and floating data centers.
Brendan C. Byrne
3.2.17
help
help

Users Say They'll Pay for Vanished Dark Web Email Service 'Sigaint' to Return

“Sigaint if you are reading this and plan to never return, please reach out.”
Joseph Cox
3.2.17
Leaving the Nest
Leaving the Nest

Smart Meter Data Is 'Intimate' and Deserves Privacy, Activists Argue

The EFF and Privacy International claim that when collected in aggregate, smart meter data can show when a person wakes up, goes to work, and clocks-out for the night.
Joseph Cox
3.1.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

Former Googler Laura Lark Is Spending Eight Months Living On a Simulated Mars

The computer scientist, one of the six crew members of the fifth HI-SEAS experiment, is part of a new generation redefining what it means to be an astronaut.
Ben Sullivan
2.27.17
Creeping 101
Creeping 101

Facebook’s Creepiest Search Tool Is Back Thanks to This Site

Do you know how much of your information is out there?
Jordan Pearson
2.14.17
tech
tech

Canada Has Some of the Most Expensive Data In the World, and That’s Not OK

The CRTC reviews the Wireless Code starting Monday.
Jordan Pearson
2.6.17
nasa
nasa

African Villagers Use Satellite Data to Help Save Wild Chimpanzees

NASA used to send chimps to space. Now, it’s satellites are helping save chimps on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
1.30.17
Trumping
Trumping

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17