Breakthrough technologies, including “socially aware” artificial intelligence, new generation solar panels and computer chips that mimic human organs, could soon change our world for the better, according to the World Economic Forum’s list of the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016. Read expert views from the scientists helping to turn these ideas into reality.
Breakthrough technologies, including “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, could soon tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
A house that unlocks the front door when it recognizes its owner arriving home from work, an implanted heart monitor that calls the doctor if the organ shows signs of failing. Prepare for...
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The secret ingredient in PA technology that has been largely lacking to date is context. Up to now, machines have been largely oblivious to the details of our work, our bodies, our lives.
The silicon solar cells that currently dominate the world market suffer from three fundamental limitations. A breakthrough could address all three at once and supercharge the production o...
A new technique could change our entire approach to finding the materials we need for modern life.
With mental disorders affecting one in four people globally and psychiatric diseases a leading source of disability, the better understanding of the brain that advanced optogenetics will ...
The most encouraging benefit of blockchain technology is the incentive it creates for participants to work honestly where rules apply equally to all.
So far, various groups have reported success making miniature models of the lung, liver, kidney, heart, bone marrow, and cornea.