©2019 by Brian Bergstein

I am a freelance writer and editor in Boston. 

I've been executive editor of MIT Technology Review, where I helped lead our overall editorial coverage and worked with fantastic writers on big ideas. We were nominated twice for the National Magazine Award in general excellence. I oversaw big editorial packages like 10 Breakthrough Technologies, 35 Innovators Under 35, and 50 Smartest Companies. In 2017 I conceived and edited a special issue on artificial intelligence.

In 2017 and 2018 I served as the founding editor of Neo.Life, a publication begun by one of the founders of Wired to chronicle the ways technology is changing biology. Currently I serve as Neo.Life's editor at large. Look for our anthology about the future of humans in early 2020.  

I remain a contributor at MIT Technology Review and also have written lately for OneZero, Elemental, the Boston Globe, and Bostonia. I delivered a keynote address about AI at the Innovation Research Interchange's Springboard conference in 2018.


Once upon a time I was technology and media editor for The Associated Press, after stints as a telecom and technology beat writer and as the Silicon Valley correspondent. In 2004-05, I was a Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT.

 

FEATURE WRITING

Selected articles

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ISN'T AS ADVANCED AS IT SEEMS

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THE BRAIN IS AS DARK AS EVER

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THE UNIVERSE IS REAL—AND IT'S SPECTACULAR

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WHY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ISN'T TRANSFORMING MOST COMPANIES YET

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IS FUSION POWER FINALLY CLOSE?

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THE ROBOT THAT COOKED MY DINNER

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HOW BASIC INCOME COULD WORK

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THE GREAT AI PARADOX

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LET'S ALL FUND ALTERNATIVES TO FACEBOOK

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WHERE DO YOU GET TECH SUPPORT ON A BIONIC HAND?

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THE PROBLEM WITH OUR DATA OBSESSION

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WHAT IF APPLE IS WRONG?

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THE DEFERRED DREAMS OF MARS

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