In Baby Mode

In Baby Mode

A few weeks after the birth of my first son, I caught myself rocking a stick of butter to sleep while in line at the supermarket checkout. I gently moved the shopping cart back and forth, until I became aware of what I was doing … Read the...
Seeing without Eyes

Seeing without Eyes

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. And those of us endowed with normal sight are used to thinking of our eyes as vital to how we...
From What to Whom?

From What to Whom?

The phrase “artificial intelligence,” or AI, seems to be on everybody’s lips these days—along with a lot of questions. After a spurt of development in the 1950s and 1960s, AI languished for a time. Now advances such as machine learning are driving it into multiple...