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Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy
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Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy

The first biological teleporter sits in a lab on the lower level of the San Diego building that houses Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), looking something like a super...

This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors
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This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors

Autonomous cars often proudly claim to be fitted with a long list of sensors—cameras, ultrasound, radar, lidar, you name it. But if you've ever wondered why so...

The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans
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The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans

Google and Facebook are household names around the world. Baidu? Not yet. Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can...

China's Go Masters and Researchers Are Optimistic About the Country's AI Future
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China's Go Masters and Researchers Are Optimistic About the Country's AI Future

After AlphaGo's historic victory against South Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol in March 2016, Go teacher Jianlun Qian felt a sense of impending crisis. He fretted...

Why Google's Ceo Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence
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Why Google's Ceo Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence

Machine-learning experts are in short supply as companies in many industries rush to take advantage of recent strides in the power of artificial intelligence.

Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.
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Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

A London-based software startup called Improbable is living up to its name.

Battle to Provide Chips For the AI Boom Heats ­p
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Battle to Provide Chips For the AI Boom Heats ­p

Jensen Huang beamed out over a packed conference hall in San Jose, California, on Wednesday as he announced his company's new chip aimed at accelerating artificial...

Deep Learning Is a Black Box, but Health Care Won't Mind
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Deep Learning Is a Black Box, but Health Care Won't Mind

Earlier this year, artificial intelligence scientist Sebastian Thrun and colleagues at Stanford University demonstrated that a "deep learning" algorithm was capable...

An Ostrich-Like Robot Pushes the Limits of Legged Locomotion
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An Ostrich-Like Robot Pushes the Limits of Legged Locomotion

What looks like a tiny mechanical ostrich chasing after a car is actually a significant leap forward for robot-kind.

Google's AI Explosion in One Chart
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Google's AI Explosion in One Chart

Nature. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Chemists Are First in Line For Quantum Computing's Benefits
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Chemists Are First in Line For Quantum Computing's Benefits

This month IBM and Google both said they aim to commercialize quantum computers within the next few years (Google specified five), selling access to the exotic...

This Entrepreneur Dares You to Hack His Gadgets
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This Entrepreneur Dares You to Hack His Gadgets

Serial entrepreneur Andrew "Bunnie" Huang believes that consumer product companies should make their hardware designs publicly available so that anyone can study...

As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the ­niverse Are Threatened
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As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the ­niverse Are Threatened

At its height back in 2000, the U.S. cash equities trading desk at Goldman Sachs’s New York headquarters employed 600 traders, buying and selling stock on the orders...

Quantum Computing Paranoia Creates a New Industry
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Quantum Computing Paranoia Creates a New Industry

Fear sells in the computer security business.

Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots
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Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots

Each of these trucks is the size of a small two-story house. None has a driver or anyone else on board.

The Man Selling Virtual Reality to China
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The Man Selling Virtual Reality to China

One afternoon in December, Kevin Geiger was giving one of his regular talks about storytelling in virtual reality.

Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program For the Tech Industry
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Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program For the Tech Industry

Sebastian Thrun smiles a little awkwardly as he explains why he no longer believes in the educational revolution he sold to the world just a few years ago.

Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Coming Back
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Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Coming Back

Pundits will debate the wellsprings of Donald Trump's election triumph for years.

Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution
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Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution

Brian Behlendorf knows it's a cliché for veteran technologists like himself to argue that society could be run much better if we just had the right software.

Mark Zuckerberg's Long March to China
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Mark Zuckerberg's Long March to China

For U.S. Internet businesses, China is the land of moral defeat.
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