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DARPA Hopes Automation Can Create the Perfect Hacker
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DARPA Hopes Automation Can Create the Perfect Hacker

Look out, human hackers. Pentagon research agency DARPA says people are too slow at finding and fixing security bugs and wants to see smart software take over the...

Hacking a Desktop Printer to Make Batteries and Circuits
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Hacking a Desktop Printer to Make Batteries and Circuits

Under a bench at Sang-Young Lee’s lab is an ordinary, somewhat beat-up ink-jet printer he has modified so that it spits out electronic circuits and a type of energy...

Intel Outside as Other Companies Prosper from AI Chips
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Intel Outside as Other Companies Prosper from AI Chips

Back in 1997, Andy Grove, then chief executive officer of Intel, became one of the first corporate titans to embrace the teachings of Harvard Business School professor...

Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream
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Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream

Matt Krisiloff is in a small, glass-walled conference room off the lobby of Y Combinator’s office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, shouting distance...

The All-American Iphone
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The All-American Iphone

Donald Trump says that if he becomes president, he will "get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China." Bernie ­Sanders...

First Experimental Demonstration of a Quantum Enigma Machine
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First Experimental Demonstration of a Quantum Enigma Machine

One of the great unsung heroes of 20th century science was a mathematician and engineer at the famous Bell Laboratories in New Jersey called Claude Shannon.

Companies Are Stockpiling Bitcoin to Pay Off Cybercriminals
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Companies Are Stockpiling Bitcoin to Pay Off Cybercriminals

Digital currency Bitcoin is variously promoted as an alternative to gold, a good way to make international transfers, or the future of e-commerce. New research...

Algorithms That Learn with Less Data Could Expand Ai's Power
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Algorithms That Learn with Less Data Could Expand Ai's Power

Last year Microsoft and Google both showed that their image-recognition algorithms had learned to best humans.

Inside Vicarious, the Secretive AI Startup Bringing Imagination to Computers
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Inside Vicarious, the Secretive AI Startup Bringing Imagination to Computers

Life would be pretty dull without imagination. In fact, maybe the biggest problem for computers is that they don't have any.

Search For New Medical Treatments Zeroes in on Genetic Superheroes
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Search For New Medical Treatments Zeroes in on Genetic Superheroes

The hunt is on for people who are healthy—even though their genes say they shouldn't be.

Data-Mining Algorithm Reveals the Stormy Evolution of Mathematics Over 700 Years
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Data-Mining Algorithm Reveals the Stormy Evolution of Mathematics Over 700 Years

The history of mathematics is in some ways a study of the human mind and how it has understood the world.

How Google Deepmind Plans to Solve Intelligence
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How Google Deepmind Plans to Solve Intelligence

Padded walls, gloomy lighting, and a ceiling with floral wallpaper.

AI Hits the Mainstream
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AI Hits the Mainstream

For Robert Welborn, head of data science for the insurer and finance company USAA, 2015 was the year machine learning started to make commercial sense.

Pentagon Hackers Are Waging America’s First Cyberwar
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Pentagon Hackers Are Waging America’s First Cyberwar

U.S. politicians have long threatened America's enemies with tanks, planes, submarines, and nuclear missiles. Last week defense secretary Ashton Carter leveled...

What Role Should Silicon Valley Play in Fighting Terrorism?
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What Role Should Silicon Valley Play in Fighting Terrorism?

On Friday, January 8, several high-level officials from the Obama administration—including the attorney general, the White House chief of staff, and the directors...

Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?
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Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?

Every day computers make many millions of electronic trades by performing delicate calculations aimed at eking out a tiny edge in terms of speed or efficiency.

Election Tech Roundup: Is 2016 the Year of Psychological Profiling?
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Election Tech Roundup: Is 2016 the Year of Psychological Profiling?

The 2008 presidential election heralded wide use of online social media.

In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind
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In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind

An inexpensive, full-page braille tablet could make topics like science and math more easily accessible to the blind, according to a team of researchers who have...

In Virtual Reality, Exercise Bike Becomes a Race Car
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In Virtual Reality, Exercise Bike Becomes a Race Car

A new stationary bike from Boston startup VirZoom requires an unusual accessory while you’re pedaling: a virtual-reality headset, so you can turn your workout into...

China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots
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China Wants to Replace Millions of Workers with Robots

China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.
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