At Toyota, researchers are experimenting with prototypes that swoop from the ceiling to take care of chores with the help of machine learning.
Algorithms that quickly track the movement of wildfires could help firefighters‚ but the tech could also be put to non-humanitarian use.
On this week’s podcast, Sarah Friar talks to us about how the hyperlocal social network is getting people to slow down and think about what they’re posting.
One year after organizing a walkout, employees are calling for a more ambitious environmental agenda.
Plus: Silicon Valley’s reaction to Snowden, journalists’ relationships with their subjects, and an unpleasant surprise for hikers.
A new Facebook project pits humans against algorithms, to expose the systems’ weaknesses and help make them better.
Four congressmembers say formulas that include race as a factor can hurt Black Americans’ access to care.
Guests like Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, hacker Matt Mitchell, and journalist Maria Ressa talk about shifting power dynamics—and changing who’s in control.
Governor Gavin Newsom outlines an ambitious plan for the nation’s largest state to rely exclusively on electric-powered passenger cars and trucks.