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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.

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 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.

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.

HBO's John Oliver Hits Snowden Hard on NSA Leaks
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HBO's John Oliver Hits Snowden Hard on NSA Leaks

Edward Snowden and an unlikely interviewer squared-off on HBO over the leaks that exposed the National Security Agency's extensive surveillance programs.

Undersea Cables Transport 99 Percent of International Data
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Undersea Cables Transport 99 Percent of International Data

Things at the bottom of the sea: pale fish, manganese nodules, plastic trash and cables. Lots of cables.

First White House Data Chief Discusses His Top Priorities
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First White House Data Chief Discusses His Top Priorities

Data science is not entirely new to Washington, D.C.—nor is DJ Patil, who was recently named as the U.S.'s first chief data scientist.

How Facebook's Chief Geek Will Meld Reality with the Oculus
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How Facebook's Chief Geek Will Meld Reality with the Oculus

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer turned 40 last month. He (just barely) blew out a row of 40 candles during a mini-celebration at company headquarters...

Apple's Tim Cook Leads Different
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Apple's Tim Cook Leads Different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple's CEO.

An Interview with Juris Hartmanis
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An Interview with Juris Hartmanis

A pioneer in the field of computational complexity theory reflects on his career.

DJ Patil Talks Nerdy to Us
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DJ Patil Talks Nerdy to Us

DJ Patil was recently named the White House's deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist, making him the first-ever national datacoined...

Edward Snowden Issues 'Call to Arms' for Tech Companies in Secret SXSW Meeting
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Edward Snowden Issues 'Call to Arms' for Tech Companies in Secret SXSW Meeting

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was a highlight of last year's SXSW, where he gave one of his first public speeches. This year, Snowden was back at SXSW—but only...

Virtual Zombie Apocalypse Can Prepare Us for Disaster
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Virtual Zombie Apocalypse Can Prepare Us for Disaster

Why use online games to study our responses to catastrophic events?

Data and Goliath: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
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Data and Goliath: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

The book chronicles how governments and corporation have built an unprecedented surveillance state.

Smartphones Set for Large-Scale Health Studies
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Smartphones Set for Large-Scale Health Studies

Countless owners of smartphones and wearable devices are already using their devices to track their sleep, exercise, blood pressure and other measures of health...

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Latest Science Projects
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Neil deGrasse Tyson's Latest Science Projects

If everyone else is drinking beer, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson orders a milkshake.

The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality
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The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality

For a few days in late February, the world stopped to argue over a photograph.

There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine
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There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

Reading this right now?

Q&A With UC Davis Computer Science Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee
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Q&A With UC Davis Computer Science Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee

University of California, Davis assistant professor Yong Jae Lee discusses his computer vision research. In one study, he developed an algorithm that automatically...

Frank Drake Thinks It's Silly to Send Messages to ET
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Frank Drake Thinks It's Silly to Send Messages to ET

Making contact with aliens: the subject of many a sci-fi story, and a variety of imagined outcomes. Though no one knows what will happen if we encounter intelligent...
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