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Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks
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Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks

Sony Corp. is bringing back its iconic robotic dog, aibo.

This Company's Robots Are Making Everything, and Reshaping the World
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This Company's Robots Are Making Everything, and Reshaping the World

The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings.

Canada, a Leader in AI, Is Now Taking Aim at Driverless Cars
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Canada, a Leader in AI, Is Now Taking Aim at Driverless Cars

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars—specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology that...

DeepMind's Superpowerful AI Sets Its Sights on Drug Discovery
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DeepMind's Superpowerful AI Sets Its Sights on Drug Discovery

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company owned by Alphabet Inc., is planning to let its software learn how to fold proteins, an important problem...

Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless
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Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless

Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can't cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public...

How Bitcoins Are Mined in Moscow Kitchens
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How Bitcoins Are Mined in Moscow Kitchens

Dmitry Gutov's Moscow kitchen is home to an automated mining operation. Not for gold and industrial metals like many of his country's exporters, but for bitcoin...

Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay
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Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company's size has made it too attractive as a target for government...

'Mind-Boggling' Math Could Make Blockchain Work for Wall Street
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'Mind-Boggling' Math Could Make Blockchain Work for Wall Street

A major breakthrough in cryptography may have solved one of the biggest obstacles to using blockchain technology on Wall Street: keeping transaction data private...

Baidu Invites China's Cybercops to Label, Rebut Fake News
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Baidu Invites China's Cybercops to Label, Rebut Fake News

Baidu Inc. is building a system to allow China's cybercops to spot and fix "online rumors" deemed a threat to stability, allowing police agencies to insert themselves...

The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI
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The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI

As chief executive officer of one of the world's largest hedge funds, Luke Ellis prides himself on a healthy appetite for risk.

Europe Is Designing a New Particle Collider to Take On China
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Europe Is Designing a New Particle Collider to Take On China

CERN, the European nuclear physics research organization, is contemplating the development of a particle accelerator three times larger than the Large Hadron Collider...

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. ...
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