Drivers Wanted

More from: | MIT | 0 Imagine driving down the interstate past an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer. Its driver’s hands aren’t touching the wheel. Tech companies envision—and are investing in—a future in which thousands of such vehicles would navigate our roadways (see “10 Breakthrough Technologies: Self-Driving Trucks”). Most people don’t welcome this... Read more

Playtime’s Over

More from: | MIT | 0 Early last year, a computer achieved world-class performance in the game Go—years before most people believed such a feat would be possible. That’s impressive, but our ambitions should be set higher. Computer science could help provide what the world critically needs: tools that enable... Read more