information technology

Would You Feel Safer If Your Self-Driving Car Could Explain Itself?

Would You Feel Safer If Your Self-Driving Car Could Explain Itself?

With each passing breakthrough in artificial intelligence, we’re asking our machines to make increasingly complex and weighty decisions. The trouble is, AIs are starting to act beyond our levels of comprehension. In high frequency stock trading, for example, this had led to so-called flash crashes, in which algorithms make lightning-quick…

Record-Setting Hard Drive Writes Information One Atom At A Time

Record-Setting Hard Drive Writes Information One Atom At A Time

Researchers working in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale rewritable data-storage device capable of packing 77 terabits onto a single square centimetre. Incredibly, that’s enough to store every book written by humans on a surface the size of a postage stamp.