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Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?
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Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?

Despite the tech sector's great wealth and loudly self-proclaimed corporate commitments to the rights of women, LGBTQ+ people, and racial minorities, tech remains...

College Kid's Fake, AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands
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College Kid's Fake, AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands

Liam Porr, a computer science student at the University of California, Berkeley, used the GPT-3 language-generating tool created by OpenAI to produce an entirely...

Machine Learning Reveals How Much of a Shakespeare Play Was Written by Someone Else
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Machine Learning Reveals How Much of a Shakespeare Play Was Written by Someone Else

Literary analysts have long noticed the hand of another author in Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Now a neural network has identified the specific scenes in question—and...

China Has Started a Grand Experiment In AI Education
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China Has Started a Grand Experiment In AI Education

China's investment in AI-enabled teaching and learning has exploded, marking the world's biggest experiment on AI in education.

Machine Learning System Automatically Translates Long-Lost Languages
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Machine Learning System Automatically Translates Long-Lost Languages

Some ancient languages that have never been deciphered could be in line for machine translation.

China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.
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China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.

In the early 1980s, a cluster of fledging computer companies opened up shop in a chaotic corner of northwest Beijing, near the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities...

Science vs. the State: A Family Saga at the Caltech of China
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Science vs. the State: A Family Saga at the Caltech of China

Three generations of personal and political history show the tensions between the Communist Party's need for knowledge and its need for ideological control.

Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing
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Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing

With so much hype surrounding artificial intelligence today, it can be difficult to know where things actually stand. Fortunately, a report (.pdf) issued by a group...

A Robot Scientist Will Dream ­p New Materials to Advance Computing and Fight Pollution
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A Robot Scientist Will Dream ­p New Materials to Advance Computing and Fight Pollution

In a laboratory that overlooks a busy shopping street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a robot is attempting to create new materials.

Cyber-Skills Shortage Means Students Are Being Recruited to Fight Off Hackers
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Cyber-Skills Shortage Means Students Are Being Recruited to Fight Off Hackers

Students with little or no cybersecurity knowledge are being paired with easy-to-use AI software that lets them protect the Texas A&M campus from attack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

The Tax Overhaul Could Cripple the ­.s. as a Leader in Science
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The Tax Overhaul Could Cripple the ­.s. as a Leader in Science

The graduate education system in the United States is rightly considered the best in the world. But Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill...
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