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Watson Won Jeopardy, But Is It Smart Enough to Spin Big Blue's AI Into Green?
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Watson Won Jeopardy, But Is It Smart Enough to Spin Big Blue's AI Into Green?

In retrospect, there was much more at stake than a mere $1 million when IBM's Watson computer faced off against two Jeopardy! champions back in 2011.

Machines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says
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Machines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says

New technologies are poised to sweep through investment banks, relieving many rank-and-file employees of roughly a third of their current workload, according to...

China's Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan
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China's Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan

China aims to make the artificial intelligence industry a "new, important" driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan issued by the State...

Technology is Transforming What Happens When a Child Goes to School
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Technology is Transforming What Happens When a Child Goes to School

AI is letting machines learn about the pupils using them by studying the data produced in the process. And research drawing on psychology, cognitive science, and...

The Iron Yard Academy Closure Surprises Tech Execs
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The Iron Yard Academy Closure Surprises Tech Execs

The Iron Yard Academy, a coding school aiming to provide a fast track for employment in Research Triangle Park's growing tech sector, is closing up shop. 

Bringing Neural Networks to Cellphones
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Bringing Neural Networks to Cellphones

Researchers at MIT have developed a battery of techniques for modeling neural networks' power consumption which could make the systems available for mobile devices...

Russian Weapons Maker To Build AI-Directed Guns
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Russian Weapons Maker To Build AI-Directed Guns

The maker of the famous AK-47 rifle is building "a range of products based on neural networks," including a "fully automated combat module" that can identify and...

AI Hype Creates Confusion and Obscures Benefits, Gartner Says
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AI Hype Creates Confusion and Obscures Benefits, Gartner Says

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable...

Robot Physical Therapist Helps People Walk Again After a Stroke
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Robot Physical Therapist Helps People Walk Again After a Stroke

A robotic harness controlled by a neural network is helping people regain their mobility after certain neurological injuries.

Silicon Valley Mostly Quiet in Internet Surveillance Debate in Congress
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Silicon Valley Mostly Quiet in Internet Surveillance Debate in Congress

Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance...

Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots To Help People
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Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots To Help People

While some middle schoolers spend their summers lounging poolside, others spend time building robots. At the Women in Robotics Summer Youth Program last week, 23...

NSA-Funded Virtual Cybersecurity Lab to Improve Cloud Networking Security
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NSA-Funded Virtual Cybersecurity Lab to Improve Cloud Networking Security

Mengjun Xie, a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has garnered additional funding from the U.S. National Security Agency to develop a virtual...

U.S. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream
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U.S. Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream

Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the Russian cybersecurity software firm that bears his name, had a big American dream.

Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice for Governments Across the World
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Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice for Governments Across the World

Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with...

AI Expert Affirms Musk's Claim: Robots Will Kill Jobs
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AI Expert Affirms Musk's Claim: Robots Will Kill Jobs

New York Institute of Technology Professor Kevin LaGrandeur argues that intelligent technology is displacing not only manual labor, but also middle-class jobs and...

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs
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These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk. ...

High School Girls Learn 'Virtuous Hacking' in Computer Science Program
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High School Girls Learn 'Virtuous Hacking' in Computer Science Program

Forty-five high school girls are tackling programming, virtuous hacking, and digital forensics at New York University's Computer Science for Cyber Security program...

Filling the Science Communication Gap
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Filling the Science Communication Gap

Two English professors have co-edited a book they hope will make science communication easier for instructors, and their students, to teach and learn.

The Innovation Dream Team: Opposites Succeed
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The Innovation Dream Team: Opposites Succeed

Two sides of the design thinking coin, both the creative and analytical, are essential to solving problems.
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