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Job Screening Service Halts Facial Analysis of Applicants
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Job Screening Service Halts Facial Analysis of Applicants

HireVue, a provider of software that screens job candidates based on an algorithmic assessment, is killing off the controversial feature of its software that analyzes...

Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters
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Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters

Researchers from Electronic Arts and the University of British Columbia are using a machine learning technique to speed up the videogame development process by...

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense
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Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots
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DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots

DARPA has promised $7.6 million to a nonprofit organization that's leading the charge to fix the "reproducibility crisis" in science.

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
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Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

The US leads the world in artificial intelligence technology. Decades of federal research funding, industrial and academic research, and streams of foreign talent...

Don't Fear the Robot Overlords; Embrace Them as Coworkers
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Don't Fear the Robot Overlords; Embrace Them as Coworkers

In a chilly warehouse just outside of Boston, the brute toils away. It's 600 pounds of orange and black metal and whirring motors, a massive robotic arm that picks...

The Ingredients Powering the DOD's New Nonlethal Weapons
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The Ingredients Powering the DOD's New Nonlethal Weapons

We may never know whether Cuba attacked American diplomats with microwave weapons—but we do know similar devices exist.

Why the Search for Aliens Could ­nite ­s Here on Earth
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Why the Search for Aliens Could ­nite ­s Here on Earth

If aliens are trying to talk to us (or even if they are not), Jill Tarter will be the one to find them.

Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track
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Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

Of the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables...

Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?
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Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?

Chris Monroe's vision for quantum computers is simple: He wants people to use them.

Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars
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Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars

Listen, I get it. You want to go to Mars. I want to go to Mars. (Sort of.) And the plan—it's good.

Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't
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Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't

Inside a sealed clean room near Toulouse, France, Maurice Sylvestre points out something called SuperCam.

The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers
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The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers

Nicole Camarillo was touring the Army base at Fort Meade, Maryland, in early 2017 when a young captain—I'll call him Matt, due to the sensitivity of his position—crossed...

Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder
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Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder

Pain is an indispensable tool for survival.

How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other
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How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other

Just six months after joining Apple, Sal Soghoian's job was already on the line.

Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It
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Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It

Better batteries mean better products. They give us longer-lasting smartphones, anxiety-free electric transport, and potentially, more efficient energy storage...

Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence
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Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence

Time wasa software companies left inventing new hardware to others.

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform
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Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

In some ways, Synthego looks like any other Silicon Valley startup.

When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders
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When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders

On a fall day in 1999, in the heart of Silicon Valley, I arrived at a two-story, L-shaped structure off the 101 freeway. It was young Google's headquarters, and...

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI
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Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company's software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What unlikely feats could...
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