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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI
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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

A new $240 million center at MIT may help advance the field of artificial intelligence by developing novel devices and materials to power the latest machine-learning...

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles
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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation (see "10 Breakthrough...

The Myth of the Skills Gap
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The Myth of the Skills Gap

The contention that America's workers lack the skills employers demand is an article of faith among analysts, politicians, and pundits of every stripe, from conservative...

The Enduring Legacy of Zork
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The Enduring Legacy of Zork

In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...

A Cancer 'Atlas' to Predict How Patients Will Fare
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A Cancer 'Atlas' to Predict How Patients Will Fare

Understanding the genetic changes in tumors that distinguish the most lethal cancers from more benign ones could help doctors better treat patients.

Meet the Company That's Using Face Recognition to Reshape China's Tech Scene
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Meet the Company That's Using Face Recognition to Reshape China's Tech Scene

In China, face recognition is transforming many aspects of daily life.

Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy
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Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy

The first biological teleporter sits in a lab on the lower level of the San Diego building that houses Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), looking something like a super...

This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors
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This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors

Autonomous cars often proudly claim to be fitted with a long list of sensors—cameras, ultrasound, radar, lidar, you name it. But if you've ever wondered why so...

The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans
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The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans

Google and Facebook are household names around the world. Baidu? Not yet. Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can...

From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel
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From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel

John Urschel is a doctoral candidate in math at MIT and an offensive lineman with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.

You Don't Have to Major in Computer Science to Do It as a Career
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You Don't Have to Major in Computer Science to Do It as a Career

Majoring in math, nuclear engineering, or even geology can lead to a well-paying software job.

China's Go Masters and Researchers Are Optimistic about the Country's AI Future
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China's Go Masters and Researchers Are Optimistic about the Country's AI Future

After AlphaGo's historic victory against South Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol in March 2016, Go teacher Jianlun Qian felt a sense of impending crisis. He fretted...

Why Google's CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence
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Why Google's CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence

Machine-learning experts are in short supply as companies in many industries rush to take advantage of recent strides in the power of artificial intelligence.

Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.
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Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

A London-based software startup called Improbable is living up to its name.

Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats Up
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Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats Up

Jensen Huang beamed out over a packed conference hall in San Jose, California, on Wednesday as he announced his company's new chip aimed at accelerating artificial...

Deep Learning Is a Black Box, but Health Care Won't Mind
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Deep Learning Is a Black Box, but Health Care Won't Mind

Earlier this year, artificial intelligence scientist Sebastian Thrun and colleagues at Stanford University demonstrated that a "deep learning" algorithm was capable...

An Ostrich-Like Robot Pushes the Limits of Legged Locomotion
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An Ostrich-Like Robot Pushes the Limits of Legged Locomotion

What looks like a tiny mechanical ostrich chasing after a car is actually a significant leap forward for robot-kind.

Google's AI Explosion in One Chart
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Google's AI Explosion in One Chart

Nature. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Chemists Are First in Line for Quantum Computing's Benefits
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Chemists Are First in Line for Quantum Computing's Benefits

This month IBM and Google both said they aim to commercialize quantum computers within the next few years (Google specified five), selling access to the exotic...

This Entrepreneur Dares You to Hack His Gadgets
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This Entrepreneur Dares You to Hack His Gadgets

Serial entrepreneur Andrew "Bunnie" Huang believes that consumer product companies should make their hardware designs publicly available so that anyone can study...
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