Nextgov – Genetic sequencing tools and CRISPR-based technology help scientists thoroughly probe the most micro happenings inside of cells in multi-dimensional ways—and researchers at Sandia National Laboratory are now putting them to use against COVID-19.
Texas Public Radio – While the technology may be more precise than human memory, it raises fears about greater surveillance at work — and whether employers would relinquish that power after the health crisis subsides.
The Verge — Live facial recognition cameras will be deployed across London, with the city’s Metropolitan Police announcing today that the technology has moved past the trial stage and is ready to be permanently integrated into everyday policing.
The Verge — Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it will begin collecting data to support the development of its fleet of autonomous vehicles.
MIT Technology Review — The CEO of 23andMe told CNBC her company will lay off 100 people as sales of its direct-to-consumer gene tests slump.
MIT Technology Review — Roboticists have been turning to birds for flight inspiration for years, but they haven’t yet successfully managed to get a drone to fly like one.
BBC —The European Commission has revealed it is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public areas for up to five years.
MeriTalk — A bill introduced in the Senate this week aims to steer tens of billions of new funding toward civilian Federal government research and development efforts involving “industries of the future” including artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS).
Scientific American — Deep-learning algorithms are peering into MRIs and x-rays with unmatched vision, but who is to blame when they make a mistake?