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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out
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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out

Ross Diedrich had gone pale and raw-boned. The CEO of a year-old startup in Denver, he'd stay at his office until the middle of the night, go home and sleep for...

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer
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A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling...

The Surprising Repercussions of Making AI Assistants Sound Human
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The Surprising Repercussions of Making AI Assistants Sound Human

Ask Alexa about the weather, and it'll tell you it's sunny and 75 in a pleasant monotone.

The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games
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The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games

Last year, Capt. Sean Ruddy and his team of operator-soldiers from the US Cyber Brigade entered a Locked Shields, a NATO-organized cyber-defense war game that pits...

Next List 2017 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future
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Next List 2017 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future

Microsoft will build computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple's. Robots will 3-D-print cool shoes that are personalized just for you.

Bill Gates Is Wrong: The Solution to AI Taking Jobs Is Training, Not Taxes
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Bill Gates Is Wrong: The Solution to AI Taking Jobs Is Training, Not Taxes

Let's take a breath: Robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce.

Training for the Day a Tweet Dictates Where to Send SWAT
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Training for the Day a Tweet Dictates Where to Send SWAT

Emergency responders in northern Texas watch as an imaginary crisis takes over their social media feeds.

If an AI Doesn't Take Your Job, It Will Design Your Office
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If an AI Doesn't Take Your Job, It Will Design Your Office

Arranging employees in an office is like creating a 13-dimensional matrix that triangulates human wants, corporate needs, and the cold hard laws of physics: Joe...

Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming
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Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming

Travel just a few miles west of bustling Cheyenne, Wyoming, a you'll find yourself in big-sky country.

I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into
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I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the leading figures...

The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here
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The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley's leading artificial intelligence labs.

John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code
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John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code

Silicon Valley finally understands the essential role of design.

Want to Make It as a Biologist? Better Learn to Code
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Want to Make It as a Biologist? Better Learn to Code

Graduate programs realize that computer scientists aren't the only ones who need computational skills, and they're correcting the issue — slowly. 

Forget Welding. The Hottest New Vocational Schools Do Digital Design
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Forget Welding. The Hottest New Vocational Schools Do Digital Design

"Ten years ago no one even knew what user experience design was," says John Paul Rowan, vice president at the Savannah College of Art and Design. No longer. Like...

Want to Explore the Deep Sea? The Secret Is Sound
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Want to Explore the Deep Sea? The Secret Is Sound

No place on this planet is more inhospitable to human life than the deep oceans.

How to Use Dark Matter Detectors to Catch a Uranium Thief
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How to Use Dark Matter Detectors to Catch a Uranium Thief

Physicists thought they had built the detector to rule them all.

Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left
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Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren't pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth.

The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare
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The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare

To an engineer in Silicon Valley, the Defense Department can look a little old, a little slow, and a little fat.

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding
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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming...

Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News, And the President's Tweets
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Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News, And the President's Tweets

Fake news isn't just Macedonian teenagers or internet trolls.
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