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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game
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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game

The air sings with four-letter words. The iPad sits stoic as fingers poke, jab, and prod at its screen.

Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers
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Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers

Udacity will inaugurate the Flying Car Nanodegree Program, which promises to prepare students for a job in the Jetsons-y industry.

What I Learned at Gerrymandering Summer Camp
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What I Learned at Gerrymandering Summer Camp

At 6'5", Aaron Dennis towers over the whiteboard beside him.

One-Time Allies Sour on Joining Trump's Tech Team
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One-Time Allies Sour on Joining Trump's Tech Team

Prsident Trump's victory caught Garrett Johnson—and the rest of humanity—by surprise.

Everyone Thinks That Automation Will Take Our Jobs. The Evidence Disagrees
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Everyone Thinks That Automation Will Take Our Jobs. The Evidence Disagrees

Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it...

Defense Secretary James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley's AI Ascent
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Defense Secretary James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley's AI Ascent

Defense Secretary James Mattis has a lot on his mind these days. North Korea, obviously. China's expanding claims on the South China sea. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria...

Andrew Ng Spreads the Gospel of AI With a New Online School
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Andrew Ng Spreads the Gospel of AI With a New Online School

Andrew Ng is a soft-spoken AI researcher whose online postings talk loudly.

To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart
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To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart

The toughest thing to convey to newcomers at the DefCon Voting Village in Las Vegas this weekend? Just how far they could go with hacking voting machines set up...

The College Course Where the Military Assigns the Homework
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The College Course Where the Military Assigns the Homework

This spring, as part of their coursework, four Stanford University students found themselves in Coronado, California, doing pushups on the beach and charging into...

The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers
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The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence.

Watson Won Jeopardy, But Is It Smart Enough to Spin Big Blue's AI Into Green?
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Watson Won Jeopardy, But Is It Smart Enough to Spin Big Blue's AI Into Green?

In retrospect, there was much more at stake than a mere $1 million when IBM's Watson computer faced off against two Jeopardy! champions back in 2011.

AI and 'Enormous Data' Could Make Tech Giants Harder to Topple
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AI and 'Enormous Data' Could Make Tech Giants Harder to Topple

Another week, another record-breaking AI research study released by Google—this time with results that are a reminder of a crucial business dynamic of the current...

Two Giants of AI Team Up to Head Off the Robot Apocalypse
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Two Giants of AI Team Up to Head Off the Robot Apocalypse

There's nothing new about worrying that superintelligent machines may endanger humanity, but the idea has lately become hard to avoid.

The Quantum Computer Factory That's Taking on Google and IBM
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The Quantum Computer Factory That's Taking on Google and IBM

A few yards from the stockpile of La Croix in the warehouse space behind startup Rigetti Computing's offices in Fremont, California, sits a machine like a steampunk...

The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming's Most Iconic Sounds
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The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming's Most Iconic Sounds

The bouncy beeps of Pac-Man. The percussive build-up in Legend of Zelda. The effusive gibberish of The Sims. The sounds in videogames tell us to speed up, start...

Apple Just Joined Tech's Great Race to Democratize AI
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Apple Just Joined Tech's Great Race to Democratize AI

Apple's iMac updates and new HomePod speaker drew most of the attention at the company's World Wide Developers keynote. But tucked away in the middle were a short...

Who Will Pay for the Future If Not the Robots?
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Who Will Pay for the Future If Not the Robots?

RRobots are taking over the world's workforce—and why shouldn't they?

Gaze Upon Jupiter's Enormity in This Amazing Fly-By Video
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Gaze Upon Jupiter's Enormity in This Amazing Fly-By Video

Latest view of Jupiter from NASA's Juno spacecraft from Enneagon on Vimeo.

Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War
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Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War

A disembodied voice sounded over a loudspeaker. "Incoming. Take cover," it warned to anyone within earshot. Then, the sirens began to wail.

For Modern Astronomers, It's Learn to Code or Get Left Behind
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For Modern Astronomers, It's Learn to Code or Get Left Behind

Today's astronomers don't just need to know how stars form and black holes burst. They also need knowledge of how to pry that information from the many terabytes...
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