MIT Technology Review

Sizing Up the North Korea Showdown

Are North Korea’s recent missile tests—and President Trump’s outspoken response to Kim Jong Un—moving us closer to war? For insight, MIT Technology Review spoke with Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science, author of Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era, and a leading analyst of the nuclear tactics of smaller states.

The Remarkable Career of Shirley Ann Jackson

Shirley Ann Jackson worked to help bring about more diversity at MIT, where she was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate. She then applied her mix of vision and pragmatism in the lab, in Washington, and at the helm of a major research university.

The Great AI Paradox

Don’t worry about supersmart AI eliminating all the jobs. That’s just a distraction from the problems even relatively dumb computers are causing.

Roomba to Rule the Smart Home

iRobot CEO Colin Angle says mapping data generated by the company’s robotic cleaners will finally make our homes intelligent.

Can China Contain Bitcoin?

It is trying. But the cryptocurrency is bigger than any country, even the one where it has been most popular.

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