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The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence
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The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may be one of the technology world's current obsessions, but many people find it scary, envisioning robots taking over the world.

Driving U.S. Factories: Foreign Robotics
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Driving U.S. Factories: Foreign Robotics

The U.S. is being beaten by European and Japanese firms in the race to supply cutting-edge production machinery behind the new automated manufacturing sector.

New Tools Turn Manufacturing Workers Into Robo-Employees
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New Tools Turn Manufacturing Workers Into Robo-Employees

The next-generation factory worker isn't a robot, but a tech-augmented human—a kind of "Iron Man" outfitted with performance-enhancing gear.

Want to Raise a Tech Entrepreneur? Give Your Child These Chores.
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Want to Raise a Tech Entrepreneur? Give Your Child These Chores.

Many families introduce their children to the world of work before they bring up the idea of entrepreneurship. But you don't need to limit your children’s earning...

Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer
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Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer

Twitter's gloomy quarterly report last week unsettled investors. They might have anticipated trouble more than a year ago had they noticed one key indicator.

Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'StarCraft'
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Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'StarCraft'

Humanity has fallen to artificial intelligence in checkers, chess, and, last month, Go, the complex ancient Chinese board game.

Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report
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Hacker-for-Hire Market is Booming, Says New Report

It's becoming cheaper than ever to buy hacking tools online.

Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape
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Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape

At one of the busiest shipping terminals in the U.S., more than two dozen giant red robots wheeled cargo containers along the docks on a recent morning, handing...

Play This Game and Win a Job!
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Play This Game and Win a Job!

Last fall, Barclays PLC began testing a new tool for attracting young job applicants: a mobile video game.

Apple Case Highlights Struggles CIOs Face in Balancing Privacy, Law Enforcement Requests
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Apple Case Highlights Struggles CIOs Face in Balancing Privacy, Law Enforcement Requests

As technology advances, there's a delicate balance between individual privacy and law enforcement’s requests for information.

Cisco Forecasts Mobile Data Deluge
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Cisco Forecasts Mobile Data Deluge

Smartphones and other mobile devices are set to flood the Internet with data in coming years.

Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist
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Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist

Sarah Parcak can see looting at ancient sites—from space.

Google Maps Guesses Where You're Headed Now
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Google Maps Guesses Where You're Headed Now

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is using its Android mobile operating system and algorithmic smarts to predict users' wants and needs.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

One of the most exciting parts of data science is that it can be applied to many domains of knowledge, given our newfound ability to gather valuable data on almost...

It Pays to Be a Privacy Officer
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It Pays to Be a Privacy Officer

Who's your company's CPO? That's chief privacy officer.

FTC Appoints an Online Privacy Advocate
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FTC Appoints an Online Privacy Advocate

The Federal Trade Commission has appointed a leading Internet privacy and security expert as its new chief technologist, amid a growing concern for consumer protections...

Artificial Intelligence Ethics a New Focus at Cambridge University
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Artificial Intelligence Ethics a New Focus at Cambridge University

A new center to study the implications of artificial intelligence and try to influence its ethical development has been established at the U.K.'s Cambridge University...

Google Cultural Institute Puts Viewers Onstage
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Google Cultural Institute Puts Viewers Onstage

Practicing—or buying a ticket—isn't the only way to get to Carnegie Hall.

What Celebrities Can Teach Companies About Social Media
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What Celebrities Can Teach Companies About Social Media

Let's face it: Corporate America's social presence could use a celebrity makeover.

Tech Startups Chase Something Other Than Profits
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Tech Startups Chase Something Other Than Profits

At a demo day in San Francisco on Wednesday, Joyce Kim's presentation of her financial tech startup sounded a lot like a tech startup pitching venture capitalists...
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