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The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know
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The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know

A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks who administer the SAT college entrance exam, asked themselves a radical question: Of all the skills...

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence
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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research.

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is...

The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class
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The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class

On campuses across the United States, from major state universities to small private colleges, the surge in student demand for computer science courses is far outstripping...

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge
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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines
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Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead.

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine
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One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

In early December, researchers at DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence company owned by Google's parent corporation, Alphabet Inc., filed a dispatch from the frontiers...

British-Iranian Computer Science Professor Returns Home After Detention
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British-Iranian Computer Science Professor Returns Home After Detention

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London who was detained in Iran in April, has returned to Britain, according to...

The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country
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The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country

The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President...

Mars Beckons
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Mars Beckons

The science and technology behind NASA's latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it's hardly surprising when scientists commenting on the...

How Cheap Labor Drives China's A.I. Ambitions
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How Cheap Labor Drives China's A.I. Ambitions

Some of the most critical work in advancing China's technology goals takes place in a former cement factory in the middle of the country's heartland, far from the...

How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?
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How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

During the summer before the 2016 presidential election, John Seymour and Philip Tully, two researchers with ZeroFOX, a security company in Baltimore, unveiled...

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections
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U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling...

There May Soon Be Three Internets. America's Won't Necessarily Be the Best.
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There May Soon Be Three Internets. America's Won't Necessarily Be the Best.

In September, Eric Schmidt, the former Google chief executive and Alphabet chairman, said that in the next 10 to 15 years, the internet would most likely be split...

M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
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M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence—how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful...

Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research
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Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research


Soldiers in Facebook's War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun
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Soldiers in Facebook's War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun

The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out.

Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?
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Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?

To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.
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