Facebook’s AI Ambitions; Holographic Display; and more [Weekly Computing Newsletter] August 6, 2015 Weekly Computing Newsletter Featured Story Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You A reincarnation of one of the oldest ideas in artificial intelligence could finally make it possible to truly converse with our computers. And Facebook has a chance to make it happen first. News Startup Leia Is Building a Holographic Display for Cars and Other Electronics A startup has built a glasses-free 3-D screen that’s much bigger than its previous prototype, bringing it a step closer to being built into gadgets (including the one in your driveway). News Researchers Find Radar Makes a Decent Bedside Sleep-Tracking Device A research project called DoppleSleep can tell how well you’re sleeping without getting in the way. News Living Dinosaurs of Computing that Handle Highly Sensitive Information are Being Blithely Hooked Up to the Internet Mainframe computers have handled our most precious data since the 1960s, but they’re being put online without adequate security. News Microsoft Works Out How to Upgrade Online Encryption to Protect Against Quantum Computers Quantum computers are still a distant prospect, but Microsoft researchers say we should strengthen online encryption against them now. News Diverse Robots Talk and Team Up to Complete Tasks for Humans Robots that can work together and communicate are not only more efficient, they’re cheaper—since not every robot has to excel at every task. News Here’s the Drone That Facebook Plans to Fly in the Stratosphere to Bring Internet Connectivity to the Rural Poor Facebook is about to begin beaming down Internet access from a solar-powered drone the size of an airliner. News Chinese Carmaker Aims to Beat U.S. Companies with Car-to-Car Tech China’s leading carmaker is testing technology that would let vehicles communicate wirelessly with each other and with traffic signals. View Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending August 1, 2015) A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. View Attack on Hitchhiking Robot Isn’t the First Man-on-Robot Violence The beating of hitchBot reflects widespread robot sabotage in many workplaces. View Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 1, 2015) Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review. See More Stories » If you would like to update the frequency or type of newsletters received, please edit your newsletter preferences or unsubscribe from all MIT Technology Review communications. MIT Technology ReviewOne Main StreetCambridge, MA 02142 @KennethFax, CxO +1 (415) 545.8299 http://www.AlexanderNetworks.com ** Your Online Business Solutions partner for Digital Ads, Mobile Apps Marketing and Business Networking Solutions ** Call for an initial consultation at (415) 545-8299 Advertisements Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.