Why scientists are infiltrating music festivals

Sheena Cruickshank stood in front of a crowd of millennials in flower crowns and harem pants. As she paced the stage, trying to explain the intricacies of the microbiome to the audience, guitars and drum kits warmed up behind her, …

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Elon Musk is right. Tesla should be private.

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” Thus tweeted Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday, promptly sending the stock market, the internet, and business journalism into a collective tizzy. The markets even temporarily halted trading in …

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Human-like AI is dangerous for society

The voice on the other end of the phone sounded just a little too human. In May, Google shocked the world with a demo of Duplex, its AI robocall assistant for accomplishing real-world tasks. The system can do things that …

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