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AI Can Read! Tech Firms Race to Smarten ­p Thinking Machines
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AI Can Read! Tech Firms Race to Smarten ­p Thinking Machines

Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make...

In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay
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In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay

Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's...

Fear of Robots Taking Jobs Spurs a Bold Idea: Guaranteed Pay
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Fear of Robots Taking Jobs Spurs a Bold Idea: Guaranteed Pay

Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.

Putin: Leader in Artificial Intelligence Will Rule World
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Putin: Leader in Artificial Intelligence Will Rule World

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.

Why AI Visionary Andrew Ng Teaches Humans to Teach Computers
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Why AI Visionary Andrew Ng Teaches Humans to Teach Computers

Stanford University professor Andrew Ng's current area of concentration is teaching next-generation artificial intelligence specialists to train computers.

What's Holding Back Self-Driving Cars? Human Drivers
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What's Holding Back Self-Driving Cars? Human Drivers

The challenge of understanding drivers' behavior and the quirks of local traffic means the use of autonomous vehicles on public roads will be constrained for many...

Automated Cars Could Threaten Jobs of Professional Drivers
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Automated Cars Could Threaten Jobs of Professional Drivers

Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.

Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars
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Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self...

Dartmouth Contest Shows Computers Aren't Such Good Poets
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Dartmouth Contest Shows Computers Aren't Such Good Poets

In a yearlong Dartmouth College competition, a three-judge panel tried to distinguish between machine- and human-produced sonnets. 

Dartmouth Contests Experiment With 'human-Quality,' Computer-Generated Creativity
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Dartmouth Contests Experiment With 'human-Quality,' Computer-Generated Creativity

Dartmouth College is pushing the limits of what artificial intelligence is capable of with a trio of new contests to see if algorithms can produce creative works...

Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California
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Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies...

MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot
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MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot

A new cheetah-inspired robot can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 miles per hour, jump about 16 inches high, land safely, and continue running for 15...

How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road
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How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.​

Welcome to the Super Bowl For Robots
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Welcome to the Super Bowl For Robots

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's robotics competition is aimed at developing a robot that can function in disaster zones. 

Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Speech Therapist
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Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Speech Therapist

Researchers working to develop a virtual speech therapist, technology that could help people overcome the language disorder known as aphasia. 

Move Over Messi, Here Come the Robots
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Move Over Messi, Here Come the Robots

More than 1,000 soccer-playing robots from 40 countries are competing against each other in the RoboCup soccer tournament. 

Al-Qaida Tipsheet on Avoiding Drones Found in Mali
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Al-Qaida Tipsheet on Avoiding Drones Found in Mali

One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand.

Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data
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Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars?

IBM Sends Watson to Ny College to Boost Its Skills
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IBM Sends Watson to Ny College to Boost Its Skills

IBM announced that it will provide Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Watson supercomputing system. IBM says RPI's artificial intelligence researchers...

Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?
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Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?

They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider...
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