Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross
Twitter: @alexwg Email: alexwg@post.harvard.edu
Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, investor, author, and speaker. He serves as President and Chief Scientist of Gemedy and holds academic appointments at Harvard and MIT. He has received 125 major distinctions, authored 18 publications, been granted 23 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded, managed, and advised 4 technology companies that were acquired for a combined value of over $600 million. In 1998 and 1999, respectively, he won the USA Computer Olympiad and the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2003, he became the last person in MIT history to receive a triple major, with bachelors in Physics, Electrical Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, while graduating first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering. In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard, where his research on neuromorphic computing, machine learning, and programmable matter was awarded the Hertz Doctoral Thesis Prize. A thought leader in intelligent systems, he is a contributing author of the New York Times Science Bestseller, This Idea Must Die, and the Amazon #1 New Release, What to Think About Machines That Think. A popular TED speaker, his talks have been viewed more than 2 million times and translated into 27 languages. His work has been featured in more than 200 press outlets worldwide including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN, USA Today, and Wired. Download Full CV »
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John Brockman's book on thinking machines: what should we keep from artificial intelligence?
Netzpolitik.org (German)
July 12, 2017
Inspiring students to take on the world's biggest challenges
Society for Science
March 3, 2017
How life (and death) spring from disorder
Wired
February 11, 2017
Asilomar AI principles
Future of Life Institute
January 30, 2017
How life (and death) spring from disorder
Quanta Magazine
January 26, 2017
Where to apply machine learning first in your business: expert consensus
TechEmergence
November 1, 2016
How conscious are you?
Inside Science
November 1, 2016
Deriving value from machine learning in business
TechEmergence
September 15, 2016
IACS seminar: Achieving superintelligence: definitions, datasets, and defenses
Harvard Gazette
September 8, 2016
IACS seminar
Harvard SEAS Events
September 1, 2016
What is freedom in the 21st century?
Steemit
August 26, 2016
New equations of intelligence
Mensa Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian)
August 23, 2016
How Skynet might emerge from simple physics
Gizmodo UK
August 16, 2016
Datasets vs algorithms - a breakthrough in AI 6x faster
John Snow Labs
August 8, 2016
CEO to CIO: "What's our AI strategy?" - Part 2
CrowdFlower
July 26, 2016
The formula for intelligence
Your Boss is a Robot
July 20, 2016
Barriers: scaling UK machine learning companies
Digital Catapult Centre
June 17, 2016
This week in data science
Big Data University
May 3, 2016
Bye-bye, Brazil
Piaui Magazine (Brazil)
May 3, 2016
Datasets over algorithms
KDnuggets
May 3, 2016
It is not enough to analyze algorithms
LinkedIn Pulse (German)
May 1, 2016
Datasets over algorithms
MetaFilter
April 22, 2016
Datasets over algorithms
Space Machine
March 31, 2016
Machine beats human at a complex boardgame - but don't cheer yet
The Wire
March 15, 2016
What AI teaches us about Magic
Channel Fireball
March 10, 2016
What's next for Juniper in 2016
Juniper Networks' AR Voices
January 28, 2016
Why the resurgence in AI?
AI3
January 25, 2016
6 big hairy fintech trends for 2016 and beyond
Bank Innovation
January 5, 2016
Edging in: the biggest science news of 2015
Shtetl-Optimized
January 3, 2016
What to think about machines that think
Future of Life Institute
November 20, 2015
Edge.org contributors discuss the future of AI
Machine Intelligence Research Institute
November 1, 2015
Talks on artificial intelligence
TED Playlists
October 27, 2015
AI safety conference in Puerto Rico
Future of Life Institute
October 12, 2015
What to think about machines that think - on sale today!!
Edge.org Conversations
October 6, 2015
When and why for microservices
The Iron.io Blog
September 11, 2015
Conference video: bringing computational programmability to nanostructured surfaces
Nanodot
September 11, 2015
Talks about math you'll like ... even if you don't like math
TEDx Innovations
June 26, 2015
Don't think. Draw!
LinkedIn Pulse
June 25, 2015
This explains the highest form of intelligence
AllTopStartups
June 5, 2015
'This Idea Must Die' puts speculative self-correction back in the driver's seat
PopMatters
May 7, 2015
Guest Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross
John Gambling on AM 970 The Answer
March 24, 2015
Alex Wissner-Gross, Ph.D., Class of 1999
Academy of Achievement Student Alumni News
March 11, 2015
Guests Daniel DiSalvo & Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross
John Gambling on AM 970 The Answer
February 23, 2015
Trading at the speed of light
Spectrum of Science (Germany)
February 11, 2015
Physics in finance: trading at the speed of light
Nature
February 11, 2015
The economics of Interstellar
Jot Down Cultural Magazine (Spain)
February 6, 2015
Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium, 'Causal Entropic Forces'
SLAC Today
February 6, 2015
Alex Wissner-Gross, author of Physically Programmable Surfaces, joins our Nanotechnology Board
Lifeboat Foundation What's New
February 5, 2015
Artificial intelligence: why are Musk, Hawking, and Gates worried?
Les Echos (France)
January 30, 2015
The case for the lunar colony
Futurology.net
January 14, 2015
Scientists, entrepreneurs, investors sign open letter on artificial intelligence
Finfacts
January 12, 2015
Is there a formula for intelligence?
IntelligentHQ
December 1, 2014
Go spotting: Go TED talk
American Go E-Journal
November 26, 2014
Philanthropic leadership
The Hertz Foundation Newsletter
November 6, 2014
Open doors
Journal of the Railway (Brazil)
October 31, 2014
Exchanging mystics for food
DIS Magazine
October 30, 2014
US patent issued on Oct. 14 for "environmental footprint monitor for computer networks"
US Fed News Service, Including US State News
October 14, 2014
Intelligence is to keep doors open
Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)
October 14, 2014
10 signs you should invest in artificial intelligence
33rd Square
October 10, 2014
To what degree is being educated mistaken with being intelligent in our society?
Brandman University's Official Blog
October 2, 2014
Defining libertarianism
The Daily Liberator
September 28, 2014
Of intelligence and chaos
Berkeley Technology Review
August 30, 2014
AI will change our lives
In The Positive (Spain)
August 20, 2014
What is intelligence?
Science (Finland)
August 15, 2014
The 15 best TED talks on artificial intelligence
The Daily (Spain)
August 6, 2014
(TED) An equation for intelligence: so explains Alex Wissner-Gross
Smartweek (Italy)
August 2, 2014
SSP competitions provide confidence and research direction for alum's career
Society for Science & the Public
July 11, 2014
Everything leaks - get used to it. Use it. Also: is Skynet coming?
Contrary Brin
July 10, 2014
Huge problems, radical solutions, breakthrough technology
MIT Spectrum
July 2, 2014
Are killer robots the next black swan?
Research Magazine
June 30, 2014
From immortality to the bloodiest weapons: artificial intelligence is coming
PlayGround Magazine (Spain)
June 19, 2014
South scientist brings the future to the present
The Southerner
June 9, 2014
An equation for intelligence
UCSD Saltman Quarterly Online
May 27, 2014
The age of diamond: queen of stones gets new applications
Brasil 24/7
April 30, 2014
Start-up opportunities in computational and data science
Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science News
April 14, 2014
Oil limits and climate change - how they fit together
Zero Hedge
April 12, 2014
Is artificial intelligence here?
Medium
April 7, 2014
Opening cross: US bans 'unfair' HFT, low latency
WatersTechnology
April 7, 2014
The new equation of intelligence
Lifehacker (Russia)
March 27, 2014
An equation for intelligence
Phi Beta Kappa's The Key Reporter
March 20, 2014
The best equation of the century
Daily News (Thailand)
March 19, 2014
Minecraft and virtual reality
The Future Thinkers Podcast
March 1, 2014
We won't recognize this world in 20 years
The Windsor Star
February 28, 2014
Our speaker Alex-Wissner Gross on TED.com
Boston Globe
February 27, 2014
A deeper look at an equation for intelligence
33rd Square
February 26, 2014
The Pinnocchio Threshold: a possible better indication of AGI than the Turing Test
Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies
February 24, 2014
Is there a formula for intelligence?
KQED
February 14, 2014
Intelligence is a force with the power to change the world
Planet Eclipse
February 13, 2014
Intelligent robots should maximize their future options
Nootrix
February 12, 2014
Rick Searle's rational monster
Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies
February 11, 2014
Quantifying intelligence
Trend Hunter
February 9, 2014
Go spotting: Alex Wissner-Gross' TED talk
American Go E-Journal
February 8, 2014
A new equation for intelligence
Real Clear Science
February 7, 2014
Intelligence equation
Science News (Russia)
February 7, 2014
Alex Wissner-Gross on networking faster than light
33rd Square
February 7, 2014
Google makes another major AI aquisition
33rd Square
January 26, 2014
Physicist proposes a thermodynamic explanation for the origins of life
io9
January 23, 2014
Third annual Computational Science Ventures
Harvard Gazette
January 23, 2014
U.S. patents awarded to inventors in Massachusetts
Targeted News Service
January 22, 2014
Which scientific ideas do we need to get rid of?
io9
January 14, 2014
An equation for intelligence by Alex Wissner-Gross
Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence
December 10, 2013
An equation for intelligence
33rd Square
December 6, 2013
An equation for intelligence: Alex Wissner-Gross at TEDxBeaconStreet
Exponential Times
December 5, 2013
Physicists propose a new way to understand intelligence
Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Association News (China)
December 3, 2013
Entropy is the basis of ... intelligence
OTE Life (Greece)
November 12, 2013
Floating cities
OffComm News
October 27, 2013
A new way to think about intelligence
Machines Like Us
October 23, 2013
Some thoughts on education and political priorities
The Guardian
October 11, 2013
Conscious web design: how it can make the Internet less environmentally impactful
Infotainment News
October 8, 2013
Featured conference video: Alexander Wissner-Gross
The Seasteading Institute Newsletter
September 29, 2013
Is Skynet an inevitable part of our future?
The Daily Sci
September 14, 2013
Collaborations: the fourth age of research
Complexity
September 4, 2013
Startups racing to offer markets speed, security
Fox Business
August 27, 2013
Physicist proposes a new way of thinking about intelligence
Div˙lgame (Spain)
July 19, 2013
Socks, the doctor and the end of the universe
Nature Scitable
July 10, 2013
Enduring quest for superfast trading takes to the air
The Wall Street Journal
June 10, 2013
Up, up and away: balloons could enable high-speed trading
Financial News
June 10, 2013
A community within a community
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems News
June 6, 2013
Can machine intelligence emerge from a single algorithm?
Enterprise Resilience Management Blog
June 5, 2013
On the multiplicity of intelligences
Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona (Spain)
May 22, 2013
Intelligence from chaos
Enterprise Resilience Management Blog
May 16, 2013
Entropy's new, intelligent face
Sirp (Estonia)
May 16, 2013
Is there life after market data?
Inside Market Data
May 10, 2013
Human behavior - solid entropy?
Pravda (Russia)
May 7, 2013
Intelligence and entropy
The Engineer (Denmark)
May 5, 2013
Four short links
O'Reilly Radar
May 3, 2013
Entropy equation solves the question, 'What is intelligence?'
The Hankyoreh (Korea)
April 30, 2013
Can evolution still happen without competition?
io9
April 29, 2013
Physics week in review
Scientific American
April 27, 2013
Physicist proposes new way to think about intelligence
PhysicsCentral
April 26, 2013
How Skynet might emerge from simple physics
io9
April 26, 2013
Intelligent behavior as a response to entropy?
Santa Fe Institute News
April 25, 2013
Equation connects intelligence with entropy of the universe
Eliax (Dominican Republic)
April 25, 2013
Intelligence from causal entropic forces
Robots.net
April 24, 2013
Entropy and intelligence
Philip Ball / BBC Future
April 24, 2013
Simulated entropic force shows behavior analogous to intelligence
Physics Today
April 23, 2013
What is intelligence? Meet the second law of thermodynamics
Gaianews (Italy)
April 23, 2013
Complex behavior is generated by entropy
Compulenta (Russia)
April 23, 2013
Entropy law linked to intelligence, say researchers
BBC News
April 23, 2013
Researchers connect entropy to intelligent behaviour
33rd Square
April 22, 2013
The emergence of complex behaviors through causal entropic forces
Phys.org
April 22, 2013
Physicist proposes new way to think about intelligence
Slashdot
April 22, 2013
From atoms to bits, physics shows entropy as the root of intelligence
Forbes
April 21, 2013
Physicist proposes new way to think about intelligence
Inside Science News Service
April 19, 2013
Model suggests link between intelligence and entropy
Physical Review Focus
April 19, 2013
Computers take over trading on the stock exchange
Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland)
January 26, 2013
Gaming the plumbing: high-frequency trading and the spaces of capital
Mute Magazine
January 16, 2013
HFTs - blink an eye and they are thousand steps ahead
Invezz
September 24, 2012
Is the sea the next frontier for high-frequency trading?
Financial News
September 17, 2012
High-frequency trading and the centering of the (financial) periphery
Volume Magazine
September 9, 2012
Fast traders hit speed limit
TheStreet
August 28, 2012
Save the planet through sustainable web design
.net magazine
August 17, 2012
From Chicago to New York and back in 8.5 milliseconds
Zero Hedge
August 8, 2012
Hot new high frequency trading weapon: drones
The Huffington Post
August 7, 2012
Neutrino-powered financial trading in our future?
Slashdot
August 4, 2012
Raging bulls: how Wall Street got addicted to light-speed trading
Wired Magazine
August 3, 2012
Ethics of nanotechnology to be explored today in Second Life
Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence
July 20, 2012
Save the date: the 2013 Foresight Technical Conference
Nanodot
July 12, 2012
High frequency, the new way to invest in stock
Alto Nivel (Mexico)
May 9, 2012
Leading entrepreneurs will share their stories
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News
December 23, 2011
Gingrich, Asimov, and the 'flash' computer-trading monster!
Contrary Brin
December 10, 2011
The future cometh: science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (part II)
PhysOrg
December 2, 2011
The future cometh: science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (part I)
PhysOrg
December 1, 2011
Singularity Summit 2011 part II ľ artificial intelligence and the brain
Singularity Hub
October 22, 2011
AI creeps nearer via bee algorithms and crowdsourcing
The Inquirer
October 21, 2011
How to increase profits from the sale of shares? Trade in the middle of the ocean
Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland)
September 29, 2011
Financial trading at the speed of light
IEEE Spectrum
September 23, 2011
Want to make money, fast? Set up at midpoints
Securities Technology Monitor
September 23, 2011
Singularity Summit in NYC to explore historic Watson victory
H+ Magazine
September 21, 2011
Trading at the speed of light
The Boston Globe
August 24, 2011
The optimal locations for HFT systems
City A.M.
August 4, 2011
Building the world's greenest data center
Next American City
August 3, 2011
On the threshold of the era of diamond
Planet Magazine (Brazil)
June 1, 2011
Members in the media
APS News
May 15, 2011
Map of the day: high frequency trading locations
Mother Jones
April 8, 2011
Relativistic statistical arbitrage
Marginal Revolution
April 8, 2011
Financial community to float
Electronics Weekly
March 30, 2011
Islands at the speed of light
BLDGBLOG
March 30, 2011
Why Nova Scotia's the financial hotspot of the future
Express.be (Belgium)
March 28, 2011
Tibco moves trading into nanoseconds
Financial Times
March 28, 2011
How the rich get richer at 90 per cent the speed of light
The Irish Times
March 25, 2011
Physics could help financial traders
PhysOrg
March 24, 2011
Trades close to speed limit
The Globe and Mail
March 24, 2011
Why your next trading floor might be on a ship
CNBC
March 23, 2011
Financial traders look to boost profits by exploiting the speed of light for long-distance trades
Popular Science
March 23, 2011
The speed of light could turn the middle of the ocean into a stock-trading center
io9
March 23, 2011
High speed trading from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
The Atlantic
March 23, 2011
Speed of light limiting stock trading, says physicist
TG Daily
March 23, 2011
Stock trades to exploit speed of light, says researcher
BBC News
March 22, 2011
MIT researcher proposes 'geo-latency' as new frontier
Sell-Side Technology
March 3, 2011
Finance at warp factor 9
Unlimited Magazine
March 1, 2011
Trading at the speed of light
The Brattle Group
February 18, 2011
When light is not fast enough
Computerworld (Switzerland)
December 30, 2010
MarketBeat Q&A: danger, wonk-o-meter is high on this one
The Wall Street Journal
December 28, 2010
Speed of light constrains high-speed traders
Data Center Knowledge
December 14, 2010
High speed networks bumping into speed of light
insideHPC
December 14, 2010
Stock market traders limited by speed of light
Tech Central (Ireland)
December 7, 2010
Want to trade faster? Go to Antarctica
Financial News
December 7, 2010
MIT: light speed now a bottleneck in fastest networks
PCWorld
December 6, 2010
Trading stocks at the speed of light - computers own finance, next the world
Singularity Hub
December 2, 2010
How to reduce your carbon footprint
KEEN Hybridlife Radio
November 29, 2010
Stock trades at the speed of light
PhysicsCentral
November 17, 2010
The best places in the world (for high-frequency trading)
Wall Street & Technology
November 12, 2010
The fiberoptic war between stock traders who cash in data lag for dollars
Gizmodo
November 12, 2010
When the speed of light is too slow: trading at the edge
Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence
November 11, 2010
Gaming the system with high-frequency trading
Wired
November 11, 2010
How to profit from planetary-scale computing
Slashdot
November 7, 2010
Automated traders eye up unlikely locations
New Scientist
November 5, 2010
Why high-speed traders should set up shop in Siberia
Fast Company
November 5, 2010
When light speed is too slow
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News
November 3, 2010
Trading places
Science News
October 29, 2010
Areas for efficient transactions
Science News (Greece)
October 19, 2010
The coming age of diamond
Cosmos Magazine
May 25, 2010
Greening the Internet: how much CO2 does this article produce?
CNN
July 10, 2009
Green:Net panel: in order to manage it, you need to measure it
GigaOM
March 24, 2009
How to make your website carbon neutral
Fast Company
November 24, 2008
Virtual Energy Forum
CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
June 10, 2008
Founders take aim at a bigger target
Financial Times
February 20, 2008
Carbon widget reaches 1 million
GigaOM
January 16, 2008
Save the planet by surfing the web, 'green' websites promise
Wired
December 18, 2007
Warning: reading this article may contribute to global warming
Xconomy
November 27, 2007
Widget helps Web sites calculate visitors' carbon dioxide emissions
San Jose Mercury News
November 16, 2007
Students try to make internet carbon neutral
The Telegraph
November 15, 2007
'Hot' ice could lead to medical device
ScienceDaily
September 28, 2007
'Hot ice': the prospect for biology and medicine
CNews (Russia)
September 26, 2007
Warm ice for gadgets in the (polycrystalline) diamond age
medGadget
September 19, 2007
Nanotechnology diamond ice coatings could improve knee prostheses and solar cells
Nanowerk
September 18, 2007
Warm ice could make implants more biocompatible
New Scientist
September 4, 2007
Warm ice could improve medical implants
PhysicsWorld
August 30, 2007
Nanotechnology: toward matter programmable to atomic precision
Nanodot
June 7, 2007
Software provides reading lists
The Harvard Crimson
January 5, 2007
Wikipedia links used to build smart reading lists
New Scientist
January 2, 2007
Early step toward rearrangeable nanotechnology computers
Nanodot
October 27, 2006
Nanowires get reconfigured
Nanotechweb
October 19, 2006
Awards and honors
MIT News
January 28, 2004
Student honors & awards
Physics@MIT
October 7, 2003
School of Engineering awards
MIT News
June 4, 2003
Physics awards
MIT News
June 4, 2003
Phi Beta Kappa
MIT News
June 4, 2003
HBS team selected as finalist in the nation's largest start-up competition for university entrepreneurs
The Harbus
April 28, 2003
All-USA Academic First Team
USA Today
February 12, 2003
Students believe education paves way to better world
USA Today
February 12, 2003
Making a splash: new buildings, Nobel Prize highlight the year at MIT
MIT News
January 8, 2003
Three MIT students win Marshall Scholarships
MIT News
December 4, 2002
Student honors & awards
Physics@MIT
October 7, 2002
Big ideas: student's insights could advance nanotech field
MIT Spectrum
June 30, 2002
Toward molecular-scale computers, computation as a property of matter, and matter as software
The Edge
January 15, 2002
Student honors & awards
Physics@MIT
October 7, 2001
Footprints in the sand
Boerse Online (Germany)
September 9, 2001
What this teenager did on his summer vacation
BusinessWeek
July 15, 2001
School of Engineering rewards six students, faculty
MIT News
June 6, 2001
Top high school students fair well in Philly
APS News
August 31, 1999
Quotes: 'We are training our students for a very competitive society'
Newsday
August 24, 1999
Here and there: all-scholastics
MIT News
June 2, 1999
LI scores again
Newsday
May 15, 1999
Datelines
Newsday
May 11, 1999
Neutrinos to buckyballs: 10 talents tower
Science News
March 13, 1999
They don't stop at science
New York Daily News
March 10, 1999
2 LIers get top prizes in science / 6th and 10th on Intel list
Newsday
March 9, 1999
Datelines
Newsday
March 2, 1999
Four new stars discovered: city teens finalists in top science contest
New York Daily News
January 26, 1999
Winners in the 1999 Intel Science Search
The New York Times
January 26, 1999
Science honors for students: 75 are semi-finalists
New York Daily News
January 12, 1999
Competing for National Merit Scholarships
Newsday
October 4, 1998
4 teams battle for top spot in math tourney
Newsday
January 11, 1998
Great Neck Young Inventor Finalist
Newsday
October 12, 1997
Datelines
Newsday
March 11, 1997