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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Exclude Women From Seeing Certain Jobs
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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Exclude Women From Seeing Certain Jobs

Facebook's ad-delivery system is excluding women from seeing certain job opportunities without regard to their qualifications. That would be illegal under U.S....

The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything
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The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything

There was a time when the world's two great superpowers were obsessed with nuclear weapons technology.

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...

CRISPR Inventor Feng Zhang Calls for Moratorium on Gene-Edited Babies
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CRISPR Inventor Feng Zhang Calls for Moratorium on Gene-Edited Babies

Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the technology to create gene-edited babies. ...

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....

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.

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.

Can China Contain Bitcoin?
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Can China Contain Bitcoin?

It was only a matter of time before Bobby Lee, CEO of China's longest-running Bitcoin exchange, found himself in the crosshairs of Chinese regulators.

Lawyer-Bots Are Shaking ­p Jobs
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Lawyer-Bots Are Shaking ­p Jobs

Meticulous research, deep study of case law, and intricate argument-building—lawyers have used similar methods to ply their trade for hundreds of years. But they'd...

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...

Andrew Ng Wants a New 'new Deal' to Combat Job Automation
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Andrew Ng Wants a New 'new Deal' to Combat Job Automation

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that...

Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos By Health, Height, and More
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Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos By Health, Height, and More

Nathan Treff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 24. It's a disease that runs in families, but it has complex causes. More than one gene is involved. And the...

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle For Self-Driving Vehicles
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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle For Self-Driving Vehicles

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation (see "10 Breakthrough...

The Myth of the Skills Gap
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The Myth of the Skills Gap

The contention that America's workers lack the skills employers demand is an article of faith among analysts, politicians, and pundits of every stripe, from conservative...

Meet the Company That's ­sing Face Recognition to Reshape China's Tech Scene
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Meet the Company That's ­sing Face Recognition to Reshape China's Tech Scene

In China, face recognition is transforming many aspects of daily life.

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...

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...

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...
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