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    The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence is asking questions about what is the best way to build a computer, and approaches that derive inspiration from the brain could provide an answer. Here, in a series of articles, we explore what such neuromorphic computing can do.

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    5G — the fifth generation of wireless communications technology — is our 2020 technology of the year.

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    The IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), which takes place in San Francisco in December, is a key forum for reporting developments in semiconductor and electronic device technology. Here Nature Electronics highlights some of the breakthroughs reported at this year’s meeting.

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    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

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    The advance of digital technologies — from artificial intelligence to ingestible sensors — creates various ethical challenges, which need to be considered by all stakeholders, including the scientists and engineers involved in their development. This Collection explores some of the ethical challenges posed by the advance of digital technology.

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    Edge computing — in which data is processed on distributed nodes or devices, near to where it is being generated — is our 2019 technology of the year.

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    In health and biomedical applications, electronic technologies allow monitoring, sensing and extracting physiological data as well as correcting or supporting tissue function through electrical stimuli. This collection highlights the recent developments in materials science, electronics and biology of bioelectronic devices.

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