Houston Chronicle – Energy Secretary Rick Perry attacked climate change policy, arguing global efforts to shift away from fossil fuels were "immoral" by denying developing nations the plentiful, cheap energy needed to lift people out of poverty.
Utility Dive – The Department of Energy wants the private sector to help it develop small modular coal-fired power plants, a senior DOE official told reporters at a Houston energy conference this week.
MIT Technology Review – Alibaba is already using AI and machine learning to optimize its supply chain, personalize recommendations, and build products. But Alibaba’s ambition is to be the leader in providing cloud-based AI.
Azcentral – Uber has been sending self-driving trucks on delivery runs across Arizona since November, the first step in what could be a freight transportation revolution that leaves long-haul truckers in the cold.
Kaiser Health News – For many people with chronic pain, opioids can seem like the difference between a full life or one lived in agony. Even though millions of people take the drugs for long periods of time, there is little evidence to support that use. But that’s changing.