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IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers
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IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers

Researchers at International Business Machines Corp. have developed a new approach for simulating molecules on a quantum computer.

How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech
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How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

Why do so few women work in tech? It isn't that they can't do math or are biologically unsuited to the tasks.

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance
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Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance

Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes
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These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes

The most labor intensive part of putting together a pair of Nikes is assembling the "upper"—the flexible part of the shoe that sits on top of your foot.

China's Plan for World Domination in AI Isn't So Crazy After All
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China's Plan for World Domination in AI Isn't So Crazy After All

Xu Li's software scans more faces than maybe any on earth. He has the Chinese police to thank.

Inside Sony's Search for the Next Walkman
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Inside Sony's Search for the Next Walkman

Sony Corp., which is emerging from five years of brutal restructuring that gutted its workforce and product lineup, wants to show off a few new things.

Machines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says
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Machines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says

New technologies are poised to sweep through investment banks, relieving many rank-and-file employees of roughly a third of their current workload, according to...

China's Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan
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China's Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan

China aims to make the artificial intelligence industry a "new, important" driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan issued by the State...

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs
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These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk. ...

This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens
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This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens

In June 2016, Tony Fadell, the chief executive officer of Nest and one of the most important hardware executives of his generation, announced that he was leaving...

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses
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Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

When Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer's chief executive officer, addressed employees, gushing about...

Embattled German Industrials Pursue the Factory of the Future
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Embattled German Industrials Pursue the Factory of the Future

The clanking, hulking factory in a rural patch of northwest Germany that produces 22-ton combine harvesters has lately been turning out machines with a technical...

The AI Doctor Orders More Tests
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The AI Doctor Orders More Tests

Few U.S. industries are growing as fast as health care, but the big public-cloud companies—Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google—have struggled to crack the $3.2 trillion...

Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go
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Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go

Google's latest effort to thaw relations with China involves an artificial intelligence pow-wow—and a few games of Go.

Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That
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Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

Headlines about mass data breaches have become ominously routine, and yet password convenience still trumps security for most people.

Google and Facebook's Idealistic Futures Are Built on Ads
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Google and Facebook's Idealistic Futures Are Built on Ads

In 2011 a young computer scientist named Jeff Hammerbacher said something profound while explaining why he'd decided to leave Facebook—and the promise of a small...

Inside China's Plans for World Robot Domination
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Inside China's Plans for World Robot Domination

Scenes from China's quest to dominate the robotic future: At startup E-Deodar, a human-looking droid serves coffee to employees who are building $15,000 industrial...

Amazon's Robot War Is Spreading
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Amazon's Robot War Is Spreading

It was Amazon that drove America's warehouse operators into the robot business.

Trudeau Innovation Shift Already Underway as Ontario Tech Booms
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Trudeau Innovation Shift Already Underway as Ontario Tech Booms

Things are looking bright for Dan Leibu and League Inc., a digital health and benefits platform he founded with three friends two years ago in Toronto.

Trump Cracks Down on H-1B Visa Program That Feeds Silicon Valley
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Trump Cracks Down on H-1B Visa Program That Feeds Silicon Valley

The U.S. administration began to deliver on President Donald Trump's campaign promise to crack down on a work visa program that channels thousands of skilled overseas...
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