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Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself
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Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself

Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

After the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, many people worry that technology has gone too far.

Bioengineered Robotic Hand with Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch
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Bioengineered Robotic Hand with Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch

An interdisciplinary team of scientists are developing a bioengineered robotic hand with a sensor-based peripheral nervous system that will pass tactile information...

Can Computers Be Creative?
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Can Computers Be Creative?

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have received $900,000 from DARPA to teach computers how to generate original design ideas and then determine if...

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up
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More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director...

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'
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AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'

Hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) experts have called on governments to ban weaponized robots capable of autonomously deciding whether people live or die...

Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation
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Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that...

China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order
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China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.

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.

Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?
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Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?

Kai-Fu Lee, one of China's best-known technologists and investors, thinks artificial intelligence is about to supplant many millions of the country's office workers...

'We Can't Compete': Why Universities Are Losing Their Best AI Scientists
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'We Can't Compete': Why Universities Are Losing Their Best AI Scientists

Computer scientists are being lured from academia by a handful of companies whose offers that are hard to turn down.

Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks
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Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks

Sony Corp. is bringing back its iconic robotic dog, aibo.

Building Tomorrow's Robots
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Building Tomorrow's Robots

When Brandon Araki arrived at MIT in 2015 as a master's candidate in mechanical engineering, he brought along the picobug, a tiny robot that can fly, crawl, and...

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...

Why the Explosive Growth of E-Commerce Could Mean More Jobs
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Why the Explosive Growth of E-Commerce Could Mean More Jobs

When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their...

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Scare Us?
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Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Scare Us?

With Shelley, the world's first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration, MIT researchers aim for goosebumps.

The 6 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040
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The 6 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040

If you're a new parent, or prone to abstract theorizing, you've probably spent some late nights wondering what the future holds for job seekers.

How We Feel About Robots That Feel
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How We Feel About Robots That Feel

Octavia, a humanoid robot designed to fight fires on Navy ships, has mastered an impressive range of facial expressions.

This Company's Robots Are Making Everything, and Reshaping the World
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This Company's Robots Are Making Everything, and Reshaping the World

The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings.
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