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Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR
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Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do.

Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In
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Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In

Late in 2015, Gilberto Titericz, an electrical engineer at Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, told his boss he planned to resign, after seven years maintaining...

Virtual Therapists Help Veterans Open Up About PTSD
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Virtual Therapists Help Veterans Open Up About PTSD

When US troops return home from a tour of duty, each person finds their own way to resume their daily lives.

Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms
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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

Eighty students in the St. Vrain Valley School District are paid as workers as part of a project-based learning program where they get hands-on experience in real...

The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem
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The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem

The NSA is one of the world's most notoriously secretive and powerful government agencies, guarding its powerful hacking tools and massive caches of collected data...

This 'Ghost Gun' Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns
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This 'Ghost Gun' Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns

For the past five years, Cody Wilson has applied every possible advance in digital manufacturing technology to the mission of undermining government attempts at...

The iPhone Didn't Emerge from Nothing. Here's What Came Before It
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The iPhone Didn't Emerge from Nothing. Here's What Came Before It

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs stood on the MacWorld stage in his jeans and a black turtleneck.

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger
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God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger

Many people in Silicon Valley believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a feedback loop...

I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It
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I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It

This month, two magnificently embarrassing public-relations disasters rocked the Facebook money machine like nothing else in its history.

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.
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