Fixing the Future from IEEE Spectrum magazine is a weekly look at the cultural, business, and environmental consequences of technological solutions to hard problems like sustainability, climate change, and the ethics and scientific challenges posed by AI. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine of IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences.
A Small Startup Fights Rare Diseases With Big Data
Vyasa's Christopher Bouton wants to cure data problems—and some diseases
Solving the Electric Vehicle Charging Conundrum
Automotive reporter John Voelcker explains why getting EVs charged is easier than you think
IBM’s Fall From World Dominance
Tech historian James Cortada charts the company’s many rises and falls—past, present, and future
It’s Easy for Computers to Detect Sarcasm, Right?
Sentiment analysis, which can already identify anger, joy, fear, sadness, and confidence, can now spot sarcasm as well
Fixing the Chemical Industry’s Sustainability Problem
A startup, led by a 25-year-old chemical engineer, is leading the way
Let’s Put Cheap, Portable Nuclear Reactors onto Barges
…. and float them out to sea. What could go wrong?