AI’s Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Very RealIEEE Spectrum spoke to Kai-Fu Lee about his book <i>AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future</i>, focusing on the last few chapters that take on the big issues of job displacement, the need for new economic models, and the search for meaning and happiness in an age of abundance.
NASA Beamed a Doctor to The ISS in a World-First 'Holoportation' AchievementThere's never been a house call quite like this. In a first for telepresence communication, a NASA flight surgeon was 'holoported' to the International Space Station (ISS), appearing and conversing as a virtual presence in real time, hundreds of mile
Quantum LeapHow can the world create better medicines? More powerful solar cells? New batteries? The answers could come from a revolutionary research tool known as the quantum computer. It can seem like magic—harnessing the power of quantum physics to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. But there are unmitigated risks too, as the technology continues to develop. What would a quantum-led future hold?
Brain Implant Allows Completely Locked-In Patient To CommunicateA man left in a completely locked-in state by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been able to communicate with his family and carers thanks to an implant. The device helped the patient, who was unable to move any muscles or even open his eyes, contact the outside world using only his brain activity.