How the web’s efforts to turn out to be extra hospitable to visually-impaired customers aren’t working


NASA has launched the second set of photographs taken by the James Webb House Telescope, revealing galaxies, planets, and stars in unprecedented element.

The brand new footage embody an unbelievable examine of the ambiance of a fuel big planet 1,000 light-years from Earth, known as WASP-96 b, a dying star throwing off its outer layers, and an beautiful view of Stephan’s Quintet, a gaggle of 5 galaxies about 300 million light-years from Earth. Check out them right here.

—Jonathan O’Callaghan

AI’s progress isn’t the identical as creating human intelligence in machines

The time period “synthetic intelligence” actually has two meanings. AI refers each to the basic scientific quest to construct human intelligence into computer systems and to the work of modeling large portions of information. These two endeavors are very completely different, each of their ambitions and within the quantity of progress they’ve made in recent times.

The majority of the fast progress as we speak is in data-centric AI, and we’ve bought a powerful line-up of individuals making inroads within the subject on this 12 months’s MIT Expertise Assessment 35 Innovators Below 35. Learn extra about their work and what’s wanted to assist them to achieve this essay by Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for AI.

This essay is a part of MIT Expertise Assessment’s 2022 Innovators Below 35 package deal recognizing essentially the most promising younger individuals working in know-how as we speak. See the total record right here.

The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to search out you as we speak’s most enjoyable/essential/scary/fascinating tales about know-how.

1 Twitter is suing Elon Musk
The corporate mentioned it “bent over backwards” to offer him the information he requested for. (WSJ $)
+ It additionally claims numerous the information he requested for is basically ineffective, anyway. (NY Magazine)
+ The case can be heard in Delaware, the place many company rulings are thrashed out. (NYT $)
+ A fond look again at a few of Twitter’s wildest moments. (The Guardian)
+ Twitter “relished” being Donald Trump’s favourite platform, a former worker advised the Jan 6 committee. (WP $)

2 The web is failing visually impaired customers
Tweaks to net pages designed to assist usually find yourself hindering as an alternative. (NYT $)

3 Sri Lanka has warned residents to not use crypto amid its political chaos
Dangerous information for Sri Lankans who invested in crypto after their native forex tanked. (TechCrunch)
+ Crypto corporations are leaning towards litigation. (Protocol)
+ Actor Seth Inexperienced reportedly misplaced beneficial NFTs as a part of a multi-million greenback rip-off. (Motherboard)
+ Snap is experimenting with including NFTs to its platform. (FT $)

4 Aware expertise remains to be one in all AI’s greatest obstacles
Primarily as a result of some specialists argue it’s distinctive to people. (CNET)
+ What an octopus’s thoughts can train us about AI’s final thriller. (MIT Expertise Assessment

5 How Trump’s tweets have come again to chew him
His message encouraging followers to affix his protest has been offered as key proof to the January 6 committee. (The Atlantic $)
+ Trump’s aides repeatedly advised him he was fallacious, however he carried on anyway. (Wired $)
+ The 76-year previous remains to be the front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination. (New Yorker $)

6 China’s recruiters are livestreaming vacancies to determined jobseekers
Thousands and thousands are tuning in within the hopes of securing a brand new job. (SCMP)
+ China needs to regulate how its well-known livestreamers act, converse, and even costume. (MIT Expertise Assessment)

7 India’s rural staff are being punished by a glitchy authorities app 
It usually doesn’t work in poorly-connected areas and infrequently crashes. (Remainder of World)
+ The villagers preventing to outlive India’s lethal heatwaves. (MIT Expertise Assessment)

8 Sensor-equipped sea turtles make helpful cyclone trackers
And supply beneficial perception into the ocean’s altering construction, too. (Hakai Journal)

9 An unmanned plane has spent 26 days airborne
The Airbus craft has damaged its personal file within the course of. (BBC)

10 In reward of 80s online game compilations 
They don’t make ‘em like they used to. (The Guardian)

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