These 50 cards represent every person who took the SAT college entrance exam in 2017. In America, this score — this ranking of students — is hugely important. Elite schools like Yale or Harvard select the large majority of their students from this pile — the top 1 percent of… Continue Reading The problem with America’s college entrance exam

A decade ago, robots still seemed pretty limited. Now, not so much. And computers don’t just win chess any more, they can win Jeopardy. “Watson.” “What is the of the Elegance of the Hedgehog?” They can win Go. “There are about 200 possible moves for the average position in Go.”… Continue Reading The big debate about the future of work, explained

This is Fiery Cross island. It’s a little more than one square mile in size and it’s home to a Chinese military base. There’s a 10,000 foot airstrip, an advanced radar station, a missile defense system, and about 200 troops. But the strangest thing about Fiery Cross Island is that… Continue Reading Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

“So once I added your RSS feed to our site, every single article that is published on Vox.com is getting sent through a feed and we’re just like automatically creating a video for it.” “Oh my god that is so crazy. Every single article through our feed.” “Every single article.”… Continue Reading How smart is today’s artificial intelligence?