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Chief of Europe’s €1-Billion Brain Project Steps Down
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Chief of Europe’s €1-Billion Brain Project Steps Down

The executive director of the European Union's ambitious—but contentious—Human Brain Project (HBP) has left his post after a disagreement with the institution that...

Improving Nuclear Detection With New Chip Power
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Improving Nuclear Detection With New Chip Power

A cross-disciplinary team of researchers is building a computer chip to improve detection and surveillance for the illegal transport of nuclear materials at U.S...

More Workers Might Not Mean More Work Gets Done, Study Shows
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More Workers Might Not Mean More Work Gets Done, Study Shows

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done.

As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster
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As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster

Cars need to get faster—not on the road, but on the inside.

Billion-Dollar Telescopes Could End Up Beyond the Reach of US Astronomers
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Billion-Dollar Telescopes Could End Up Beyond the Reach of US Astronomers

Every ten years, US astronomers set research priorities for the following decade.

Anti-Immigrant Fervor Might Deter Tech's Future Leaders From Coming to America
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Anti-Immigrant Fervor Might Deter Tech's Future Leaders From Coming to America

Andrew Moore, the dean of Carnegie Mellon University's computer science school, is concerned that anti-immigrant fervor will deter the next generation of great...

Replacing Your Boss With a Cruel Robot Could Make You Concentrate More
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Replacing Your Boss With a Cruel Robot Could Make You Concentrate More

A mean robot could motivate human employees to improve their cognitive performance, compared to supervision by a friendly robot or no robot supervision, researchers...

The 'Neuropolitics' Consultants Who Hack Voters' Brains
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The 'Neuropolitics' Consultants Who Hack Voters' Brains

Maria Pocovi slides her laptop over to me with the webcam switched on.

Google CEO Tells Staff China Plans Are 'Exploratory' After Backlash
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Google CEO Tells Staff China Plans Are 'Exploratory' After Backlash

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees at a meeting that plans to re-enter China with a search engine are "exploratory" and in "early stages...

AI Is the Future–But Where Are the Women?
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AI Is the Future–But Where Are the Women?

The numbers of men and women who had contributed work at three top machine learning conferences in 2017 suggest the group supposedly charting society's future is...

Serbia Turns to Tech Industry to Fight Economic Stagnation
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Serbia Turns to Tech Industry to Fight Economic Stagnation


To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians
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To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians

You're crossing the street wrong.

Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?
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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

When an employer sets out to recruit young people for a certain job, is it discriminating against older job seekers in a way that breaks the law? That question...

Robots Will Never Replace Teachers But Can Boost Children's Education
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Robots Will Never Replace Teachers But Can Boost Children's Education

Researchers say current technical limitations mean that robots' role will largely be confined to that of teaching assistants or tutors.

To Win the AI Race, We Need More Humans
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To Win the AI Race, We Need More Humans

The United States is trying to develop a national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI) but is ignoring its single greatest advantage: many of the world's brightest...

Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers
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Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers

A team from Intel, NERSC, and Stanford developed a 15-petaflop deep-learning system and demonstrated its ability to handle large data sets via test runs on the...

Want to Help Your Colleagues? Try Logging Off for a While
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Want to Help Your Colleagues? Try Logging Off for a While

A group of academics found that workers who are in constant contact with each other may be less effective.

The Most Terrifying Device Hacks from This Year's Def Con
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The Most Terrifying Device Hacks from This Year's Def Con

Def Con, one of the most prominent annual hacking conferences in the world, was held in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Why AI Researchers Shouldn't Turn Their Backs on the Military
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Why AI Researchers Shouldn't Turn Their Backs on the Military

More than 2,400 AI researchers recently signed a pledge promising not to build so-called autonomous weapons—systems that would decide on their own whom to kill....
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