©2019 by Brian Bergstein

I am a writer and editor in Boston. Currently I'm deputy opinion editor at the Boston Globe.


Before that I was 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. In 2019 I edited an anthology about the future of humans.  

As a freelancer I've contributed to MIT Technology Review, OneZero, Elemental, the Boston GlobeBostonia, and Protocol.


Once upon a time I was technology and media editor for The Associated Press, after stints as a telecom and technology beat writer, the Silicon Valley correspondent, a national news editor, and a general-assignment reporter in Chicago.

In 2004-05, I was a Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT.

 

FEATURE WRITING

Selected articles

THE CURIOUS CASE OF
THE CONCUSSION CHIROPRACTOR

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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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