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Machine Learning Tools Generate Metadata for Science Data Searches
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Machine Learning Tools Generate Metadata for Science Data Searches

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are developing machine learning tools to pull contextual information from scientific datasets and automatically generate...

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...

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.

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.

The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other
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The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other

Wikipedia editors got locked in a dispute several months ago about the biographical summary boxes that sit atop some pages of the online encyclopedia. The tiff...

Why Silicon Valley Must Go to War
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Why Silicon Valley Must Go to War

Should technologists prevent their tools from being used to wage war? This question was answered with a furious yes at Google recently, when more than 3,000 employees ...

Who Controls Your Data?
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Who Controls Your Data?

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data.

When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders
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When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders

On a fall day in 1999, in the heart of Silicon Valley, I arrived at a two-story, L-shaped structure off the 101 freeway. It was young Google's headquarters, and...

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI
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Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company's software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What unlikely feats could...

Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets
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Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets

As part of an effort to identify distant planets hospitable to life, NASA has established a crowdsourcing project in which data from volunteers searching telescopic...

For the U.S. and China, a Technology Cold War That's Freezing Over
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For the U.S. and China, a Technology Cold War That's Freezing Over

A cold war is being waged across the world's most advanced industries. And it just got a lot chillier.

Targeting Tech Giants, Europe Unveils Digital Tax Proposal
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Targeting Tech Giants, Europe Unveils Digital Tax Proposal

European authorities on Wednesday proposed revamping the way many technology companies in the region are taxed, outlining wide-ranging changes that they hope will...

Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More
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Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have little incentive...

Amazon Is Hiring More Developers For Alexa Than Google Is Hiring For Everything
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Amazon Is Hiring More Developers For Alexa Than Google Is Hiring For Everything

Amazon is hiring 1,147 people for its Alexa business unit alone, says a new report. That's more than Google is hiring for product and technical roles across the...

The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

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.

Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort
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Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort

Monika Bickert is a serious, impressive person. Before she became Facebook's head of global policy management, she put her Harvard law degree to work as an assistant...

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.
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