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China's Leaders Are Softening Their Stance on AI
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China's Leaders Are Softening Their Stance on AI

China might be at loggerheads with the United States over trade, but it is calling for a friendlier approach to the development of artificial intelligence.

­S Takes First Step Toward a Quantum Computing Workforce
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­S Takes First Step Toward a Quantum Computing Workforce

Quantum computers promise to transform computer security, finance, and many other fields by solving certain problems far faster than conventional machines.

Life As a Bug Bounty Hunter: A Struggle Every Day, Just to Get Paid
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Life As a Bug Bounty Hunter: A Struggle Every Day, Just to Get Paid

Evan Ricafort works from home, his office taking up a room in a house that he shares with his family along a national highway in the Philippines.

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.

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....

AI Can Now Tell Your Boss What Skills You Lack – And How You Can Get Them
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AI Can Now Tell Your Boss What Skills You Lack – And How You Can Get Them

Coursera has unveiled a machine learning tool that shows companies what skills their employees are acquiring from its classes and their level of expertise.

DARPA Has an Ambitious $1.5 Billion Plan to Reinvent Electronics
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DARPA Has an Ambitious $1.5 Billion Plan to Reinvent Electronics

The U.S. military agency is worried the United States could lose its edge in semiconductor chips.

Million-Person Genetic Study Finds Gene Patterns Linked to How Long People Stay in School
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Million-Person Genetic Study Finds Gene Patterns Linked to How Long People Stay in School

The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people's genes and how far they get in school.

The ­S May Have Just Pulled Even with China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing
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The ­S May Have Just Pulled Even with China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing

There was much celebrating in America last month when the US Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer. Now the race is on to achieve...

Why Robots Helped Donald Trump Win
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Why Robots Helped Donald Trump Win

Ronald Shrewsbery II used to be the Robot Doctor. Now he's known by the more bureaucratic-sounding title "WCM (World Class Manufacturing) Electrical Technical Specialist...

35 Innovators ­nder 35 2018
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35 Innovators ­nder 35 2018

We've been presenting our list of innovators under 35 for 18 years, long enough to spot some trends.

Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms
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Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms

Microsoft is building a tool to automatically identify bias in a range of different AI algorithms.

Subcutaneous Fitbits? These Cows Are Modeling the Tracking Technology of the Future
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Subcutaneous Fitbits? These Cows Are Modeling the Tracking Technology of the Future

Somewhere on a dairy farm in Wellsville, Utah, are three cyborg  cows, indistinguishable from the rest of the herd.

Sitting with the Cyber-Sleuths Who Track Cryptocurrency Criminals
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Sitting with the Cyber-Sleuths Who Track Cryptocurrency Criminals

Spiky yellow and blue shapes begin to fill a screen that spans an entire wall in a lab at Imperial College London.

How the AI Cloud Could Produce the Richest Companies Ever
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How the AI Cloud Could Produce the Richest Companies Ever

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian's wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans at their suburban...

AR Still Doesn't Have a Killer App, but Google's ARCore Is Here to Help
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AR Still Doesn't Have a Killer App, but Google's ARCore Is Here to Help

You may not have a real Porsche in your driveway, but augmented reality will now let you plonk a virtual one there using a smartphone—and take it for a simulated...

Tech Companies Should Stop Pretending AI Won't Destroy Jobs
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Tech Companies Should Stop Pretending AI Won't Destroy Jobs

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous vehicles to take...

Biologists Would Love to Program Cells As If They Were Computer Chips
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Biologists Would Love to Program Cells As If They Were Computer Chips

Sitting in his startup lab space on the outskirts of MIT's campus, Alec Nielsen opens his laptop and types in instructions for a genetically modified yeast cell...

How Nuclear Weapons Research Revealed New Climate Threats
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How Nuclear Weapons Research Revealed New Climate Threats

After atmospheric scientist Ivana Cvijanovic began pushing a computerized climate simulation to its limits, she noticed a disturbing result: as Arctic sea ice nearly...

Every Study We Could Find on What Automation Will Do to Jobs, in One Chart
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Every Study We Could Find on What Automation Will Do to Jobs, in One Chart

You've seen the headlines: "Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs—and We're Not Ready for It." "You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think." "Robots May...
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