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When Will Computers Have Common Sense? Ask Facebook
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When Will Computers Have Common Sense? Ask Facebook

Facebook is well known for its early and increasing use of artificial intelligence.

The Man Who Can Map the Chemicals All Over Your Body
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The Man Who Can Map the Chemicals All Over Your Body

Apart from the treadmill desk, Pieter Dorrestein's office at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is unremarkable: there is a circular table with chairs...

This Is Where the Real Action in Artificial Intelligence Takes Place
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This Is Where the Real Action in Artificial Intelligence Takes Place

Swarms of journalists lined the halls of a Southern California oceanfront resort recently to see tech luminaries like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk discuss the Gawker...

The World's Top Economists Want to Work For Amazon and Facebook
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The World's Top Economists Want to Work For Amazon and Facebook

At an April meetup organized by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a Facebook researcher named Michael Bailey showed his peers how somebody...

Why the World Hates Silicon Valley
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Why the World Hates Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the new Rome. As in the time of Caesar, the world is grappling with an advanced city-state dominating much of the planet, injecting its technology...

How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry
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How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry

Unit 8200 is Israel's most mysterious agency. No one outside knows exactly how it operates, who works there, or how they learn.

What's Driving Silicon Valley to Become 'radicalized'
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What's Driving Silicon Valley to Become 'radicalized'

Like many Silicon Valley start-ups, Larry Gadea's company collects heaps of sensitive data from his customers.

The Ipad Has Arrived to (someday) Change Baseball Forever
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The Ipad Has Arrived to (someday) Change Baseball Forever

Minutes before the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics trot onto the field during an overcast May afternoon, A's bullpen coach Scott Emerson strides along the...

What Are Chatbots? And Why Does Big Tech Love Them So Much?
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What Are Chatbots? And Why Does Big Tech Love Them So Much?

Chatbots! They're all the rage: Kik has them, Facebook wants them, and it seems like every computer coder wants to make them. But what are they? And why is every...

Like It or Not, Facebook Has the Right to Choose Your News
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Like It or Not, Facebook Has the Right to Choose Your News

There's an old saying that you shouldn't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.

AI Talent Grab Sparks Excitement and Concern
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AI Talent Grab Sparks Excitement and Concern

When Andrew Ng joined Google from Stanford University in 2011, he was among a trickle of artificial-intelligence (AI) experts in academia taking up roles in industry...

Future Smartphones Will Tell You What's Killing Your Plants
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Future Smartphones Will Tell You What's Killing Your Plants

A farmer in the Philippines walks through his rice paddies and sees worrying orange smears on his crops.

He Catches What ­mps Might Miss
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He Catches What ­mps Might Miss

Brett Weber, drafted by the Yankees in the 14th round in 1998, never rose above Class A in the minor leagues. Now he watches their home games from a windowless...

You Pay to Read Research You Fund. That's Ludicrous
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You Pay to Read Research You Fund. That's Ludicrous

In 2011, developer and researcher Alexandra Elbakyan launched Sci-Hub, an online archive that shares research articles freely and openly without paywalls or restrictions...

Every Shot Kobe Bryant Ever Took. All 30,699 of Them
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Every Shot Kobe Bryant Ever Took. All 30,699 of Them

Kobe Bryant's 30,699th and final field goal came from 19 feet with 31 seconds left against the Utah Jazz.

Say What You See, Facebook
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Say What You See, Facebook

When Matt King signed up for Facebook, in 2009, he had been completely blind for nearly twenty years.

Data-Mining Algorithm Reveals the Stormy Evolution of Mathematics Over 700 Years
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Data-Mining Algorithm Reveals the Stormy Evolution of Mathematics Over 700 Years

The history of mathematics is in some ways a study of the human mind and how it has understood the world.

Beijing Seeks to Tighten Reins on Websites in China
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Beijing Seeks to Tighten Reins on Websites in China

China's government said on Monday that it would take steps to more strictly manage websites in the country, its latest push to set boundaries in the wider Internet...

AI Hits the Mainstream
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AI Hits the Mainstream

For Robert Welborn, head of data science for the insurer and finance company USAA, 2015 was the year machine learning started to make commercial sense.

Silicon Valley Rides Obama's Coattails Into Cuba
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Silicon Valley Rides Obama's Coattails Into Cuba

President Barack Obama is in Cuba, and Silicon Valley is tagging along for the ride.
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