I teach computers to understand language. I was also the founding president of Public Communication for Researchers at CMU, & a 2017 AAAS Mass Media Fellow with SciAm. I'm easily distracted by birds.
A number of companies are getting closer to extracting resources from space rocks.
Rising computerization opens doors for increasingly aggressive adversaries, but defenses are better than many might think.
Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy.
Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously.
Roborace is creating a new motorsport to accelerate the arrival of self-driving cars.
A new technology for detecting neutrinos represents a “monumental” advance for science.
Scientists aren’t yet certain that electrons and their relatives are violating the Standard Model of particle physics, but the evidence is mounting.
The decades-old pursuit of bulky, much-hyped Iron Man–like “exosuits” could give way to minimalist technologies more in sync with the human body.
Like great apes, the canny corvids seem capable of delaying gratification.
Optical computers may have finally found a use—improving artificial intelligence.
The 404 error was an obvious innovation, yet the internet you know and love wouldn't be possible without it.
Machines keep getting better at picking up patterns – but they always seem to need guidance to tell them which patterns to look for.
There are two sides to accuracy, and you can't have them both.
Margaret Hamilton, recipient of a 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor, represents one of two schools of thought for how to build software.
How powerful algorithms decide when that elevator car is finally going to come pick you up.