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Computer-Assisted Judging Tested at Gymnastics World Championships
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Computer-Assisted Judging Tested at Gymnastics World Championships

Athletes in the 2019 gymnastics world championships were scanned by multiple laser sensors to create a precise, three-dimensional image of their bodies as part...

How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report
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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday....

The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One
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The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One

The government shutdown is causing many federal websites to fall into disrepair, causing inconvenience and security concerns.

Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting ­p
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Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting ­p

Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up...

Tech Didn't Spot Russian Interference During the Last Election. Now It's Asking Law Enforcement for Help.
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Tech Didn't Spot Russian Interference During the Last Election. Now It's Asking Law Enforcement for Help.

Silicon Valley companies and law enforcement are starting to talk about how to ward off meddling by malicious actors including Russia on social media in the November...

The ­.S. Once Again Has the World's Fastest Supercomputer. Keep ­p the Hustle.
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The ­.S. Once Again Has the World's Fastest Supercomputer. Keep ­p the Hustle.

The United States has knocked China out of the No. 1 position in supercomputing.

Google to Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employee Objections to the 'Business of War'
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Google to Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employee Objections to the 'Business of War'

Google will not seek to extend its contract next year with the Defense Department for artificial intelligence used to analyze drone video, squashing a controversial...

Don't Blame China, Mr. President. Blame the Robots.
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Don't Blame China, Mr. President. Blame the Robots.

Mr. President, if you're looking for someone to demonize for killing blue-collar jobs in your favorite industries, don't blame China and "bad trade deals." Blame...

Future Wars May Depend as Much on Algorithms as on Ammunition, Report Says. 
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Future Wars May Depend as Much on Algorithms as on Ammunition, Report Says. 

The Pentagon is increasingly focused on the notion that the might of U.S. forces will be measured as much by the advancement of their algorithms as by the ammunition...

Why It's a Real Mistake to Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking
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Why It's a Real Mistake to Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking

Sarah Savage was alone in the woods and didn't know which way to turn.

Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online
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Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters...

'it Knew What You Were Going to Do Next': AI Learns from Pro Gamers, Then Crushes Them
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'it Knew What You Were Going to Do Next': AI Learns from Pro Gamers, Then Crushes Them

For decades, the world's smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence.

Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice For Governments Across the World
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Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice For Governments Across the World

Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with...

Why Robots Won't Steal All Our Jobs
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Why Robots Won't Steal All Our Jobs

Don't worry. The robots won't destroy all our jobs. History suggests just the opposite—that new technologies inspire new jobs.

How Video Games Helped Give ­S the Self-Driving Car
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How Video Games Helped Give ­S the Self-Driving Car

Self-driving cars. They're the future of transportation—and they're getting smarter all the time.

Coming Technology Will Likely Destroy Millions of Jobs. Is Trump Ready?
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Coming Technology Will Likely Destroy Millions of Jobs. Is Trump Ready?

American manufacturing job losses to China and Mexico were a major theme of the presidential campaign, and President Trump has followed up on his promise to pressure...

Donald Trump's Pick For Labor Secretary Has Said Machines Are Cheaper, Easier to Manage Than Humans
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Donald Trump's Pick For Labor Secretary Has Said Machines Are Cheaper, Easier to Manage Than Humans

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder, who President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap as labor secretary, has advocated replacing some human workers with machines...

Robots Won't Kill the Workforce. They'll Save the Global Economy.
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Robots Won't Kill the Workforce. They'll Save the Global Economy.

The United Nations forecasts that the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, a big number that often prompts warnings about...

Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.
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Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.

Nate Silver is on the downtown 1 train. Possibly because he looks like a (modestly) hip math teacher, and hardly looks up from his phone, he goes unrecognized until...

Facebook Has Repeatedly Trended Fake News Since Firing Its Human Editors
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Facebook Has Repeatedly Trended Fake News Since Firing Its Human Editors

The Intersect ran a little experiment a few weeks ago: During the work day, we’d check in with Facebook each hour, on the hour, and record which topics were trending...
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