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Researchers Want to Use AI to Talk to Animals
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Researchers Want to Use AI to Talk to Animals

Earth Species Project wants to harness the power of machine learning to decode communication across the entire animal kingdom. The project has its doubters.

Wimbledon Hoping Big Data Will Improve Fan Experience
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Wimbledon Hoping Big Data Will Improve Fan Experience

All England Club and IBM are offering a tool that aims to keep Wimbledon fans engaged with detailed AI-powered stats.

Scientists Develop Wireless Pacemaker That Dissolves in Body
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Scientists Develop Wireless Pacemaker That Dissolves in Body

Scientists have developed a wireless pacemaker that can dissolve in the body of patients who need only temporary help to regulate their heartbeat.

Finland Closes 90-day Tech Migration Scheme After Thousands Apply
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Finland Closes 90-day Tech Migration Scheme After Thousands Apply

Finland received more than 5,300 applications in one month for its groundbreaking scheme offering foreign tech workers and their families the chance to relocate...

Microsoft Sacks Journalists, Replaces Them With AI Software
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Microsoft Sacks Journalists, Replaces Them With AI Software

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI.

Female Students Outnumber Males in A-Level Science Entries
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Female Students Outnumber Males in A-Level Science Entries

Efforts to improve girls' enrollment in STEM subjects show signs of bearing fruit.

'The Goal Is to Automate ­s': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate ­s': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

Google at 20: How Two 'Obnoxious' Students Changed the Internet
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Google at 20: How Two 'Obnoxious' Students Changed the Internet

In the summer of 1995, a second-year grad student called Sergey Brin was giving a tour of Stanford University to prospective students. Larry Page, an engineering...

Child Abuse Algorithms: From Science Fiction to Cost-Cutting Reality
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Child Abuse Algorithms: From Science Fiction to Cost-Cutting Reality

Could a computer program flag a problem family, identify a potential victim, and help prevent future incidents of child abuse?

Our Concerns About the Arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran
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Our Concerns About the Arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran

129 experts in computer science, mathematics, and machine learning call for the release of their colleague, the Imperial College London professor who was arrested...

Facebook Ad Feature Claims to Predict ­ser's Future Behaviour
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Facebook Ad Feature Claims to Predict ­ser's Future Behaviour

Facebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be able to predict users' future behaviours and target messages at them in an attempt...

Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move
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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren't slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every...

'we Can't Compete': Why ­niversities Are Losing Their Best AI Scientists
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'we Can't Compete': Why ­niversities Are Losing Their Best AI Scientists

Computer scientists are being lured from academia by a handful of companies whose offers that are hard to turn down.

Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and ­nemployment, Says ­n
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Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and ­nemployment, Says ­n

The UN has warned that robots could destabilise the world ahead of the opening of a headquarters in The Hague to monitor developments in artificial intelligence...

Tech's Push to Teach Coding Isn't About Kids' Success – It's About Cutting Wages
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Tech's Push to Teach Coding Isn't About Kids' Success – It's About Cutting Wages

The campaign for code education isn't about giving the next generation a shot at earning the salary of a Facebook engineer. It's about ensuring those salaries no...

End of the Checkout Line: The Looming Crisis For American Cashiers
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End of the Checkout Line: The Looming Crisis For American Cashiers

The day before a fully automated grocery store opened its doors in 1939, the inventor Clarence Saunders took out a full page advertisement in the Memphis Press-Scimitar...

Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready For It
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Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready For It

The McDonald's on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn/t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain's other locations...

Apple Removes New York Times App in China 
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Apple Removes New York Times App in China 

Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request, in an example of how far the company will go to please the authorities...

Why Data Is the New Coal
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Why Data Is the New Coal

"Is data the new oil?" asked proponents of big data back in 2012 in Forbes magazine. By 2016, and the rise of big data's turbo-powered cousin deep learning, westated Fortune...

What Are the Big Tech Companies Lobbying For This Election?
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What Are the Big Tech Companies Lobbying For This Election?

When US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, for their first formal, head-to-head...
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