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How Minecraft Can Make Artificial Intelligence Even Smarter

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These are today's best ideas

1. Soon artificial intelligence ‘agents’ will train in the open-ended world of Minecraft.

By Jon Russell in TechCrunch

2. The midlife crisis is a myth.

By Barbara Bradley Hagerty in NPR

3. This cyborg patch will regulate a damaged heart — and send real-time data to your doctor.

By Tel Aviv University at EurekAlert

4. Fix the college application process.

By Holly Korbey in KQED’s MindShift

5. Are urgent crises distracting the U.S. from long-term threats — like North Korean nukes?

By Paul Bracken in Yale Global

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