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Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.
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Pentagon Wants Silicon Valley’s Help on A.I.

There is little doubt that the Defense Department needs help from Silicon Valley's biggest companies as it pursues work on artificial intelligence. The question...

Most Americans See Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Jobs (Just Not Theirs)
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Most Americans See Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Jobs (Just Not Theirs)

The vast majority of Americans expect artificial intelligence to lead to job losses in the coming decade, but few see it coming for their own position.

As China Marches Forward on  A.I., the White House Is Silent
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As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030.

Girls Who Code at Fashion Week
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Girls Who Code at Fashion Week

Women's knitwear brand PH5 has been working with Girls Who Code to design a sweater with a special code on it. "We have to change the image of what a coder looks...

The Follower Factory
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The Follower Factory

The real Jessica Rychly is a Minnesota teenager with a broad smile and wavy hair. She likes reading and the rapper Post Malone.

Tech Giants Brace For Europe's New Data Privacy Rule
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Tech Giants Brace For Europe's New Data Privacy Rule

Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and...

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care
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How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

When Daniel Poston, a second-year medical student in Manhattan, opened the App Store on his iPhone a couple of weeks ago, he was astonished to see an app for a...

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine
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The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job...

Why Doesn't the N.f.l. ­se Tracking Technology For First-Down Calls?
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Why Doesn't the N.f.l. ­se Tracking Technology For First-Down Calls?

It was a scene almost designed to show the folly of the N.F.L.'s first-down measurement system.

China's Top Ideologue Calls For Tight Control of Internet
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China's Top Ideologue Calls For Tight Control of Internet

Little heard from but hugely influential, the professor-turned-Communist theoretician who has been a major adviser to three Chinese leaders finally stepped out...

From the Arctic's Melting Ice, an ­nexpected Digital Hub
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From the Arctic's Melting Ice, an ­nexpected Digital Hub

This is one of the most remote towns in the United States, a small gravel spit on the northwest coast of Alaska, more than 3,700 miles from New York City. Icy seas...

As Silicon Valley Gets 'crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
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As Silicon Valley Gets 'crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape...

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

After the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, many people worry that technology has gone too far.

The Disappearing American Grad Student
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The Disappearing American Grad Student

There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren't)
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Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren't)

The national priority in education can be summed up in a four-letter acronym: STEM.

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent
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Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done.

Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun
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Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun

Wandering among the engineers and strategy directors and managers of something called "connected customer experience" at the Smart Kitchen Summit, one had to wonder...

Would You Buy a Self-Driving Future From These Guys?
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Would You Buy a Self-Driving Future From These Guys?

When the owner of an automated Tesla was killed in a crash last year, the carmaker's founder, Elon Musk, urged journalists to peer into the future.

Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge
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Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

Google has unveiled the Grow With Google program to help train Americans for jobs in technology and committed to donating $1 billion over the next five years to...

How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science
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How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

About as many Democrats live in Wisconsin as Republicans do.
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