A long-form piece on the future of AI, a guide to automotive tech gifts, and more, this week in Five for Wednesday.
- Career technologists such as Elon Musk are not as optimistic about the future of technology as one might think. Is artificial intelligence going to be a real threat to humans? Musk and others think so.
- Forget that this guide to automotive tech gifts keeps referring to Father’s Day. Anybody with an interest in cars and technology should check out this stuff out.
- Here’s one way to use your old iPad: set it up as a secondary computer monitor. Someone’s finally made it easy to do this with a Windows PC.
- Sony’s latest LED lightbulb is also a Bluetooth speaker. Gizmodo’s review isn’t glowing, but if you’re interested in the myriad ways devices are converging, check it out.
- In case you haven’t noticed, solar power is finally gaining significant momentum. Here are five ways we could make a solar-powered world arrive a little faster.