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A three-parent technique could help trans men have babies

14 hours 40 minutes ago
Fertility treatments can be undesirable for transgender men, as they involve pausing gender-affirming hormone therapy and undergoing potentially distressing procedures such as female hormone treatments and vaginal exams.  New evidence suggests combining two existing techniques for the first time could help sidestep those issues. The process involves removing pieces of a transgender man’s ovary, extracting…
Jessica Hamzelou

The Download: China-linked hackers, and chromosome variations

16 hours 25 minutes ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Hackers linked to China have been targeting human rights groups for years The news: A hacking group linked to China has spent the last three years targeting human rights organizations, think tanks, news…
Rhiannon Williams

Hackers linked to China have been targeting human rights groups for years

16 hours 40 minutes ago
A hacking group linked to China has spent the last three years targeting human rights organizations, think tanks, news media, and agencies of multiple foreign governments, according to a revealing new report from the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.  The report, shared exclusively with MIT Technology Review, offers new clues about how private contractors and front…
Patrick Howell O'Neill

Modern security demands an empathy-first approach to insiders

17 hours 17 minutes ago
Ransomware, hackers, and nation-state threat actors have long dominated security teams’ focus. These external threats often feel more urgent and more dangerous, carrying greater potential consequences for the business. There’s no question about intent—it’s malicious. From a psychological perspective, it’s straightforward for security teams to identify the enemy and prepare for a fight. But what…
Code42

What to expect when you’re expecting an extra X or Y chromosome

19 hours 40 minutes ago
When Ollie’s mother, Katie, was nine weeks pregnant, her obstetrician-gynecologist’s office in Boulder, Colorado, offered her a special $100 price on a new prenatal blood test that she was told could detect major chromosomal hiccups such as Down syndrome and trisomy 18. She and her husband agreed—who can say no to a deal?—with one caveat.…
Bonnie Rochman

Using technology to power the future of banking

1 day 14 hours ago
A heritage financial services institution isn’t necessarily the first place a technologist looks to grow their career. But that hasn’t been a problem for JPMorgan Chase, which has made itself an appealing career destination for technologists. “Technology is not an afterthought,” says Gill Haus, chief information officer of consumer and community banking at JPMorgan Chase.…
MIT Technology Review Insights

Innovation talk with Australian Military Bank

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Enis Huseyin, chief information officer at Australian Military Bank, talks about the bank’s cloud-based transformation journey and its initiative around open banking. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

The path to successful conversational AI capabilities

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Conversational AI technologies are entering an era of hyper-personalized, multimodal assistants that are empathetic, inclusive, and immersive. Enterprises should take a gradual approach to conversational AI, increasingly moving toward complex features with continuous incremental advancements. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

Responsible synthetic content for the metaverse age

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Enterprises must use a model based on design principles to create responsible, privacy-first synthetic content for the metaverse to balance between protecting end users’ personal data and generating high-quality experiences. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

Fast and flexible innovation with ServiceNow’s Rohit Batra

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Rohit Batra, VP and head of product, telecom, media and technology industry at ServiceNow, discusses innovation and cloud functionality with a focus on the challenges of implementing technology in telecom, media, and technology. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

The Download: extending dogs’ lives, and sex and the immune system

1 day 16 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. These scientists are working to extend the lifespan of pet dogs—and their owners Matt Kaeberlein is what you might call a dog person. He has grown up with dogs and describes his German…
Rhiannon Williams

The quest to show that biological sex matters in the immune system

1 day 19 hours ago
Sabra Klein is deeply aware that sex matters. During her PhD research at Johns Hopkins University, Klein learned how sex hormones can influence the brain and behavior. “I naively thought: Everybody knows hormones can affect lots of physiological processes—our metabolism, our heart, our bone density. It must be affecting the immune system,” she says. But…
Sandeep Ravindran

The Download: AI to predict ice, and healthcare censorship in China

4 days 16 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms The news: Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published…
Rhiannon Williams

Predicting the climate bill’s effects is harder than you might think

4 days 17 hours ago
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which marks the US’s largest-ever investment in climate and clean energy at nearly $400 billion, is a clear environmental victory. But just how far that funding will go in cutting carbon emissions is yet to be seen, and the results are far less certain that some have claimed.  Estimates…
Casey Crownhart

Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms

5 days 11 hours ago
Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published this week in PNAS, hints at the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of weather and climate forecasting. The researchers used deep learning to predict how atoms and molecules behave. First, models were…
Tammy Xu
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A three-parent technique could help trans men have babies

14 hours 40 minutes ago
Fertility treatments can be undesirable for transgender men, as they involve pausing gender-affirming hormone therapy and undergoing potentially distressing procedures such as female hormone treatments and vaginal exams.  New evidence suggests combining two existing techniques for the first time could help sidestep those issues. The process involves removing pieces of a transgender man’s ovary, extracting…
Jessica Hamzelou

The Download: China-linked hackers, and chromosome variations

16 hours 25 minutes ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Hackers linked to China have been targeting human rights groups for years The news: A hacking group linked to China has spent the last three years targeting human rights organizations, think tanks, news…
Rhiannon Williams

Hackers linked to China have been targeting human rights groups for years

16 hours 40 minutes ago
A hacking group linked to China has spent the last three years targeting human rights organizations, think tanks, news media, and agencies of multiple foreign governments, according to a revealing new report from the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.  The report, shared exclusively with MIT Technology Review, offers new clues about how private contractors and front…
Patrick Howell O'Neill

Modern security demands an empathy-first approach to insiders

17 hours 17 minutes ago
Ransomware, hackers, and nation-state threat actors have long dominated security teams’ focus. These external threats often feel more urgent and more dangerous, carrying greater potential consequences for the business. There’s no question about intent—it’s malicious. From a psychological perspective, it’s straightforward for security teams to identify the enemy and prepare for a fight. But what…
Code42

What to expect when you’re expecting an extra X or Y chromosome

19 hours 40 minutes ago
When Ollie’s mother, Katie, was nine weeks pregnant, her obstetrician-gynecologist’s office in Boulder, Colorado, offered her a special $100 price on a new prenatal blood test that she was told could detect major chromosomal hiccups such as Down syndrome and trisomy 18. She and her husband agreed—who can say no to a deal?—with one caveat.…
Bonnie Rochman

Using technology to power the future of banking

1 day 14 hours ago
A heritage financial services institution isn’t necessarily the first place a technologist looks to grow their career. But that hasn’t been a problem for JPMorgan Chase, which has made itself an appealing career destination for technologists. “Technology is not an afterthought,” says Gill Haus, chief information officer of consumer and community banking at JPMorgan Chase.…
MIT Technology Review Insights

Innovation talk with Australian Military Bank

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Enis Huseyin, chief information officer at Australian Military Bank, talks about the bank’s cloud-based transformation journey and its initiative around open banking. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

The path to successful conversational AI capabilities

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Conversational AI technologies are entering an era of hyper-personalized, multimodal assistants that are empathetic, inclusive, and immersive. Enterprises should take a gradual approach to conversational AI, increasingly moving toward complex features with continuous incremental advancements. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

Responsible synthetic content for the metaverse age

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Enterprises must use a model based on design principles to create responsible, privacy-first synthetic content for the metaverse to balance between protecting end users’ personal data and generating high-quality experiences. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

Fast and flexible innovation with ServiceNow’s Rohit Batra

1 day 15 hours ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Rohit Batra, VP and head of product, telecom, media and technology industry at ServiceNow, discusses innovation and cloud functionality with a focus on the challenges of implementing technology in telecom, media, and technology. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

The Download: extending dogs’ lives, and sex and the immune system

1 day 16 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. These scientists are working to extend the lifespan of pet dogs—and their owners Matt Kaeberlein is what you might call a dog person. He has grown up with dogs and describes his German…
Rhiannon Williams

The quest to show that biological sex matters in the immune system

1 day 19 hours ago
Sabra Klein is deeply aware that sex matters. During her PhD research at Johns Hopkins University, Klein learned how sex hormones can influence the brain and behavior. “I naively thought: Everybody knows hormones can affect lots of physiological processes—our metabolism, our heart, our bone density. It must be affecting the immune system,” she says. But…
Sandeep Ravindran

The Download: AI to predict ice, and healthcare censorship in China

4 days 16 hours ago
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms The news: Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published…
Rhiannon Williams

Predicting the climate bill’s effects is harder than you might think

4 days 17 hours ago
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which marks the US’s largest-ever investment in climate and clean energy at nearly $400 billion, is a clear environmental victory. But just how far that funding will go in cutting carbon emissions is yet to be seen, and the results are far less certain that some have claimed.  Estimates…
Casey Crownhart

Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms

5 days 11 hours ago
Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published this week in PNAS, hints at the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of weather and climate forecasting. The researchers used deep learning to predict how atoms and molecules behave. First, models were…
Tammy Xu
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