A world without mosquitoes

Eradicating any organism would have serious consequences for ecosystems — wouldn’t it? Not when it comes to mosquitoes. Malaria infects some 247 million people worldwide each year, and…

Buy Soylent with Bitcoin

Just as Soylent is disrupting the traditional food industry, Bitcoin is revolutionizing the way value is transferred between individuals and businesses. A completely decentralized online currency,… I’m glad…

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into…

“Algorithmic Progress in Six Domains” Released – Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Today MIRI released a new technical report by visiting researcher Katja Grace called “Algorithmic Progress in Six Domains.” The report summarizes data on algorithmic progress – that is, better performance…