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The Crisis in Higher Education

A hundred years ago, higher education seemed on the verge of a technological revolution. The spread of a powerful new communication network—the modern postal system—had made it possible for universities to distribute their lessons beyond the bounds of their campuses. Anyone with …Continue reading

A Billion-Dollar Effort to Make a Kinder AI

For all the hand-wringing over the potential dangers of super-intelligent AI, there’s been little practical effort to address the issue. Now, some big-name entrepreneurs have created a billion-dollar nonprofit, called OpenAI, which will dedicate itself to building artificial intelligence that won’t leave …Continue reading

Advanced Nuclear Startup Terrestrial Energy Lands Initial Funding

One of the most promising developers of advanced nuclear power plants, the Canadian startup Terrestrial Energy, has landed $7 million in funding. Although the investment is small, it is an important signal that the private sector might back innovative nuclear reactors as …Continue reading

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