Cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer – Lingering fears about the impact of a Lake Erie wind farm on birds and bats appears to be the only remaining hurdle to building the first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project.
Engadget – DARPA is launching an Artificial Intelligence Exploration program that will invest in new AI concepts, including "third wave" AI with contextual adaptation and an ability to explain its decisions in ways that make sense.
CyberScoop – Interest is rising in a program that stations technology experts with Congress, giving lawmakers a sorely needed way to understand the litany of society-shifting tech issues that come to their attention.
Quartz – Donald Trump selected a new head of scientific research for the US Department of Agriculture this week: Scott Hutchins, an entomologist who has spent his career at Dow Agroscience’s pesticide and seed division.
FierceBiotech – IBM and the Department of Veterans Affairs have agreed to extend their precision oncology partnership for another year and continue their work in applying Watson technology to the treatment of veterans with late-stage cancer.
Bloomberg – Two pharmaceutical companies say the real culprits in the opioids epidemic are illegal dealers of the painkillers and want them to be on the hook financially for any damages potentially assessed against drugmakers.