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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future
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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas.

A Robot Revolution, This Time in China
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A Robot Revolution, This Time in China

Even a decade ago, car manufacturing in China was still a fairly low-tech, labor-intensive endeavor.

A Trump Dividend for Canada? Maybe in Its A.I. Industry
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A Trump Dividend for Canada? Maybe in Its A.I. Industry

Amir Moravej, an Iranian computer engineer in Montreal, quietly worked last year on building software to help people navigate the Canadian immigration system.

How to Prepare for an Automated Future
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How to Prepare for an Automated Future

We don't know how quickly machines will displace people's jobs, or how many they'll take, but we know it's happening—not just to factory workers but also to ...

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)
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Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone's job—perhaps your own?

50 Years Ago, a Computer Pioneer Got a New York Subway Race Rolling
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50 Years Ago, a Computer Pioneer Got a New York Subway Race Rolling

Fifty years ago, Peter Samson, one of the inventors of Spacewar, considered the world's first video game, began another craze underground.

How YouTube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media
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How YouTube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media

At the age of 21, David Pakman started a little Massachusetts community radio talk program.

Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85
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Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Like many inventions, the internet was the work of countless hands. But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap than Robert...

Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars
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Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars

Long before Google started working on cars that drive themselves and Amazon was creating home appliances that talk, a handful of researchers in Canada—backed by...

Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming
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Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming

When the Georgetown University Law Center offered computer programming last year, it was an experiment, a single class for about 20 students.

Learning to Think Like a Computer
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Learning to Think Like a Computer

In "The Beauty and Joy of Computing," the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important...

Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs
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Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans?

The Trump Administration's War on Science
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The Trump Administration's War on Science

"Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people," President Trump said in his speech to Congress last month, after summoning...

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?
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Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture...

Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?
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Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?

Frank Yiannas has spent years looking in vain for a better way to track lettuce, steaks and snack cakes from farm and factory to the shelves of Walmart, where he...

To Keep U.S. Jobs, Chip Makers Share a Factory and Pin Hopes on Trump
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To Keep U.S. Jobs, Chip Makers Share a Factory and Pin Hopes on Trump

Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains here, the IM Flash plant is a paragon of American high-tech manufacturing.

No, Robots Aren't Killing the American Dream
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No, Robots Aren't Killing the American Dream

Defenders of globalization are on solid ground when they criticize President Trump's threats of punitive tariffs and border walls.

Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data
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Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data

At Georgia State's nursing school, the faculty used to believe that students who got a poor grade in "Conceptual Foundations of Nursing" probably wouldn't go on...

Tech Companies Fight Trump Immigration Order in Court
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Tech Companies Fight Trump Immigration Order in Court

Technology executives have for days assailed President Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries, framing their arguments...

Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized
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Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized

Whether personally or professionally, Daniel Kronauer of Rockefeller University is the sort of biologist who leaves no stone unturned.
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