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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley
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Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country's biggest tech companies, whose size and power are increasingly drawing attacks from both...

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 
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China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese...

How Facebook Changed the Spy Game
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How Facebook Changed the Spy Game

Any doubt that Russia has been running a strategically targeted disinformation campaign in the United States was erased on Wednesday, when Facebook revealed that...

The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
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The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

The technology world's $400 billion-and-up club—long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon—needs to make room...

Apple Defends Complying with China Over VPNs
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Apple Defends Complying with China Over VPNs

Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use.

Snopes Faces an Ugly Legal Battle
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Snopes Faces an Ugly Legal Battle

On Monday, the editorial staff of Snopes.com wrote a short plea for help.

What Happened to Trump's War on Data?
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What Happened to Trump's War on Data?

On May 16, three months' worth of data vanished quietly from the website of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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.

Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead
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Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead

The computers in modern data centers—the engine rooms of the digital economy—are powered mainly by Intel chips.

Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play
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Information Technology: A Digital Genius at Play

The US mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, whose life spanned the tumultuous, technologically explosive twentieth century, is often called the...

Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament
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Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament

The Championships at Wimbledon, which consumes some 28 tons of strawberries, 10,000 litres of cream, and 320,000 glasses of Pimm's per year, is notable for its...

AI and 'Enormous Data' Could Make Tech Giants Harder to Topple
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AI and 'Enormous Data' Could Make Tech Giants Harder to Topple

Another week, another record-breaking AI research study released by Google—this time with results that are a reminder of a crucial business dynamic of the current...

The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans
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The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans

Google and Facebook are household names around the world. Baidu? Not yet. Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can...

New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering DNA to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life
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New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering DNA to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life

Before human beings wrote books or did math or composed music, we made leather.

Gmail Will No Longer Snoop on Your Emails for Advertising Purposes
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Gmail Will No Longer Snoop on Your Emails for Advertising Purposes

Google is making a change to its advertising practices that will affect millions of Gmail users around the globe. Starting later this year, the company will stop...

For Google, Everything Is a Popularity Contest
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For Google, Everything Is a Popularity Contest

When I saw that Google had introduced a "Classic Papers" section of Google Scholar, its search tool for academic journals, I couldn't help but stroke my chin professorially...

Minitel, the Open Network Before the Internet
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Minitel, the Open Network Before the Internet

In 1991, most Americans had not yet heard of the internet.

The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence
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The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may be one of the technology world's current obsessions, but many people find it scary, envisioning robots taking over the world.
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