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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject
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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

The professor was incredulous.

Car Insurers Warn on 'Autonomous' Vehicles
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Car Insurers Warn on 'Autonomous' Vehicles

The motor insurance industry is warning carmakers against the use of the word "autonomous" in their marketing.

Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats
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Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a part of the Interior Department, operates more than 600 of the some 100,000 dams in the United States, five of which are considered...

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks
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Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Thousands of asteroids are passing through Earth's neighborhood all the time.

ZTE's Near-Collapse May Be China's Sputnik Moment
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ZTE's Near-Collapse May Be China's Sputnik Moment

Once derided as a technology backwater and copycat, China is justifiably proud of its technology boom.

Systemic Changes Needed to Address Sexual Harassment in Academia, Report Says
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Systemic Changes Needed to Address Sexual Harassment in Academia, Report Says

A system-wide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment, says a new report from the...

Artificial Intelligence Is Booming, but Can the FDA Keep Up?
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Artificial Intelligence Is Booming, but Can the FDA Keep Up?

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is evolving so quickly that experts fear the FDA, which is still trying to develop a process for regulating AI, won't...

Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles
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Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles

The machine hovered above us, at the edge of a cloud of yellow smoke billowing into the sky from a mock hazardous-waste spill.

Our Concerns About the Arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran
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Our Concerns About the Arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran

129 experts in computer science, mathematics, and machine learning call for the release of their colleague, the Imperial College London professor who was arrested...

The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives
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The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

As people become more dependent on computer technologies, their physical, mental, and social health may suffer, says UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk.

Crime Fighting Gets High-Tech Advances
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Crime Fighting Gets High-Tech Advances

When criminals are plotting, so are vigilant police departments.

Google to Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employee Objections to the 'Business of War'
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Google to Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employee Objections to the 'Business of War'

Google will not seek to extend its contract next year with the Defense Department for artificial intelligence used to analyze drone video, squashing a controversial...

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google
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How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head...

Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms
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Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms

Microsoft is building a tool to automatically identify bias in a range of different AI algorithms.

The G.D.P.R., Europe's New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy
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The G.D.P.R., Europe's New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy

They're curious messengers, these ants in your in-box.

Microsoft Is Developing a Tool to Help Engineers Catch Bias in Algorithms
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Microsoft Is Developing a Tool to Help Engineers Catch Bias in Algorithms

Microsoft is developing a tool that can detect bias in artificial intelligence algorithms with the goal of helping businesses use AI without running the risk of...

Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash
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Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash

More than a second before a self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in March, the vehicle's computer system determined it needed to brake...

Silicon Valley Must Consider Tech Ethics, DeepMind Chief Says
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Silicon Valley Must Consider Tech Ethics, DeepMind Chief Says

Big technology companies must rethink the way they develop products and services to put ethical considerations in the forefront, DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman...

How China Acquires 'the Crown Jewels' of U.S. Technology
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How China Acquires 'the Crown Jewels' of U.S. Technology

The U.S. government was well aware of China's aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year...

The Surprising Return of the Repo Man
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The Surprising Return of the Repo Man

The computer in the spotter car shouted "Hide!," and repo agent Derek Lewis knew that meant to keep driving like nothing had happened.
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