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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World
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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.

Mourning John Perry Barlow, the Bard of the Internet
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Mourning John Perry Barlow, the Bard of the Internet

When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people.

Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges
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Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges

We are living in the midst of a profound technological restructuring of human society. The machines that once only frolicked in science fiction have begun to infiltrate...

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel
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Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings
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The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings

When Eugenia Kuyda created her chatbot, Replika, she wanted it to stand out among the voice assistants and home robots that had begun to take root in peoples lives...

The Dnc's New Chief Security Officer Knows All About Crisis
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The Dnc's New Chief Security Officer Knows All About Crisis

The Democratic National Committee has hired Bob Lord, most recently Yahoo's head of information security, to be its chief security officer—a brand new position,...

The Dangers of Keeping Women Out of Tech
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The Dangers of Keeping Women Out of Tech

Maria Klawe has done what tech has not. For the past 11 years, she has served as the president of Harvey Mudd College­, where the number of women in its computer...

Why Robots Should Shake the Bejeezus Out of Cherry Trees
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Why Robots Should Shake the Bejeezus Out of Cherry Trees

I don't think sci-fi saw this coming. For so long, futuristic books and films have promised us robots like C-3PO that translate alien languages and assist us in...

Space Photos of the Week: You Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 Mph
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Space Photos of the Week: You Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 Mph

Get ready, because this week's space photos are nothing short of epic. First we're starting out close to home, just 43 light minutes away at Jupiter.

Brilliant New Headlights Use a Million Pixels to Talk to the World
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Brilliant New Headlights Use a Million Pixels to Talk to the World

For the most part, digital technology is all about dumping things that move.

Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World
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Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World

When it first launched in 2014, Amazon's Alexa voice assistant was little more than an experiment.

The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories
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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics.

It's Super Hard to Find Humans in the Fcc's Net Neutrality Comments
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It's Super Hard to Find Humans in the Fcc's Net Neutrality Comments

The Federal Communications Commissions''public comment period on its plans to repeal net neutrality protections was bombarded with bots, memes, and input from people...

Inside Baidu's Bid to Lead the AI Revolution
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Inside Baidu's Bid to Lead the AI Revolution

Presumably, Robin Li wanted attention last summer when he decided to launch Baidu's bid for the future of self-driving cars from the front seat of a car that was...

A Tiny New Chip Could Secure the Next Generation of Iot
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A Tiny New Chip Could Secure the Next Generation of Iot

The Internet of Things security crisis persists, as billions of inadequately secured webcams, refrigerators, and more flood homes around the world.

Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready For AI
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Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready For AI

Executives at ascendant tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM.

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...
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