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3 Questions on Killer Robots
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3 Questions on Killer Robots

Delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons are meeting this week in Geneva to discuss fully autonomous weapons—machines that could...

Moore's Law Will Bring Emotional Machines—SoftBank CEO
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Moore's Law Will Bring Emotional Machines—SoftBank CEO

Humans will face their biggest test when computers surpass human intellectual capabilities, according to Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank...

Top 10 Hubble Images
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Top 10 Hubble Images

As the famous telescope turns 25, scientists who worked on the project choose their favourite pictures. 

Moore's Law Hits 50, but It May Not See 60
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Moore's Law Hits 50, but It May Not See 60

Moore's Law turns 50 years old this Sunday. It may not make it to 60.

The New Spam: Interactive Robo-Calls from the Cloud as Cheap as E-mail
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The New Spam: Interactive Robo-Calls from the Cloud as Cheap as E-mail

It was the middle of the day, and my cell phone rang with a local number I didn't recognize.

Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Shifts in Tech
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Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Shifts in Tech

The antitrust case against Google filed by European Union regulators on Wednesday will inevitably draw comparisons to the long-running prosecution of Microsoft,...

Putting Technology in Its Place
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Putting Technology in Its Place

Kentaro Toyama calls himself "a recovering technoholic"—someone who once was "addicted to a technological way of solving problems."

The Inner Lives of Robots: An Interview with Filmmaker Alex Garland
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The Inner Lives of Robots: An Interview with Filmmaker Alex Garland

Like self-replicating machines, robot movies are taking over Hollywood.

Snowden's 'Sexy Margaret Thatcher' Password Isn't So Secure
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Snowden's 'Sexy Margaret Thatcher' Password Isn't So Secure

Edward Snowden appears to have a thing for the late British conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher. And his obsession may even be clouding his famously paranoid...

10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law
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10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law

Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors per integrated circuit will double approximately every 18–24 months, has become the defining metaphor of...

Meet the Bots
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Meet the Bots

The day that science fiction writers have feared for so long has finally come—the machines have risen up.

Interview with Concepcion A. Monje, a Researcher in UC3M's Robotics Lab
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Interview with Concepcion A. Monje, a Researcher in UC3M's Robotics Lab

Concepcion A. Monje, a researcher in the Robotics Lab at Carlos III University of Madrid, recently discussed the future of robotics and the science fiction film...

Why MLB Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass
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Why MLB Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass

The consumer tech world received a jolt in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that Google executives were freezing all sales of its futuristically goofy...

Sight Unseen (The Hows and Whys of Invisibility)
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Sight Unseen (The Hows and Whys of Invisibility)

It is possible, according to many sources, to become invisible, but you must be patient, methodical, and willing to eat almost anything.

Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment
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Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment

Gravity, as the old joke goes, sucks.

Why AI Is Humanity's Last Hope
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Why AI Is Humanity's Last Hope

Alex Garland has one thought when it comes to the AI revolution: Bring it on.

Don't Let Statistics Ruin Baseball
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Don't Let Statistics Ruin Baseball

One of the charms of baseball, which started up again this week, is the exhilarating departure it offers from the noisy bustle of daily life.

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People
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Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately encapsulates...

AI Doomsayer Says His Ideas Are Catching On
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AI Doomsayer Says His Ideas Are Catching On

Philosopher Nick Bostrom says major tech companies are listening to his warnings about artificial intelligence.
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