Rise of the machines: Keep an eye on AI, say experts

Mar 13, 2016

Rise of the machines: Keep an eye on AI, say experts

A Google computer’s stunning 3-0 victory in a Man-vs-Machine face-off over the ultimate board game highlights the need to keep Artificial Intelligence under human control, experts said Saturday. The partly self-taught AlphaGo program’s defeat of go grandmaster Lee Sedol showed AI was progressing faster ...

Feb 6, 2016

Science and technology plan

Hopefully the government's new five-year plan for science and technology plan will reverse a disturbing decrease in the quality and quantity of Japanese research.

China overtakes Japan as Asia's top technology exporter

Dec 8, 2015

China overtakes Japan as Asia's top technology exporter

China has brought to an end Japan’s dominance of Asia’s high-technology exports, according to the Asian Development Bank. China’s share of Asia’s exports of high-tech goods such as medical instruments and aircraft and telecommunications equipment rose to 43.7 percent in 2014 from 9.4 percent ...

Dec 7, 2015

We may still lack the technology to halt climate change

Legions of diplomats are huddled right now in Paris trying to hash out a historic climate accord. Legions of entrepreneurs and investors aren’t waiting on a treaty. Bill Gates and other wealthy benefactors this week pledged $2 billion for investments in clean-technology research. Twenty ...