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Your Robot Assistant Will Soon Be Able to Read Your Emotions
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Your Robot Assistant Will Soon Be Able to Read Your Emotions

In South Korea, which turned on its 5G telecom networks nationwide in April, businesses and organizations are counting on 5G to enable the delivery of new technologies...

Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find Too Boring
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Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find Too Boring

Sweden's forest companies are embracing technology to cut costs and boost profits, while freeing employees from mundane tasks.

Google Will Give Users More Control Over Who Tracks Them Online
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Google Will Give Users More Control Over Who Tracks Them Online

Google is modifying its Chrome Web browser to give users more control over parties who track their online habits.

China's Mass Surveillance More Sophisticated Than Thought
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China's Mass Surveillance More Sophisticated Than Thought

Some of China's biggest technology companies are helping the government operate a mass surveillance system.

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa
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Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Amazon employs thousands of people around the world to listen to voice recordings captured in Echo owners' homes and offices.

Why 5G Phones Are Arriving With Subplot of Espionage
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Why 5G Phones Are Arriving With Subplot of Espionage

The 5G wireless technology now being introduced by phone companies promises to bring a world of innovations to mobile service—from connected appliances to self-driving...

Amazon Schooled on AI Facial Technology by Turing Award Winner
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Amazon Schooled on AI Facial Technology by Turing Award Winner

Artificial intelligence researchers are calling on Amazon to stop selling its facial recognition software to police.

U.S. Trails Europe in Technology, Data-Science Skills Ranking
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U.S. Trails Europe in Technology, Data-Science Skills Ranking

Europe accounts for more than 80% of nations in the top 25% of countries across the technology, business, and data science domains, according to a Coursera index...

Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure
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Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure

Pressure from Congress and the Trump administration has forced top U.S. universities to refuse research funding from China's Huawei Technologies over national security...

These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal
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These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal

Japanese startup Vaak has developed artificial intelligence software that looks for potential shoplifters on video surveillance footage.

'Brilliant' Man Who Was An Inventor of the Calculator Dies
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'Brilliant' Man Who Was An Inventor of the Calculator Dies

Jerry Merryman was one of the three men credited with inventing the handheld calculator while working at Dallas-based Texas Instruments.

Huawei Suit Against U.S. Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed
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Huawei Suit Against U.S. Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed

Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese telecom giant facing multiple criminal indictments in the U.S., is expanding on a Russian company's failed legal argument to...

Huawei Sues U.S. Over Equipment Ban, Escalating Legal Clash
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Huawei Sues U.S. Over Equipment Ban, Escalating Legal Clash

Huawei Technologies Co. sued the U.S. government for barring its equipment from certain networks, delivering a legal riposte to American accusations it aids China...

Putin Wants His Own Internet
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Putin Wants His Own Internet

When anti-government protests erupted on Russia's side of the Caucasus Mountains in October, authorities did something they'd never done before: cut mobile internet...

Huawei Goes on Offense in the Battle for Hearts and Minds
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Huawei Goes on Offense in the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Huawei Technologies Co. has turned to a blend of wit, sarcasm and defiance to publicly fight allegations that the world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment...

The AI That Can Write Fake News Stories From Handful of Words
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The AI That Can Write Fake News Stories From Handful of Words

The OpenAI research group has demonstrated artificial intelligence that can compose authentic-looking fake news articles from a few fragments of information.

New York Beats Out San Francisco to Be World's Best Tech City
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New York Beats Out San Francisco to Be World's Best Tech City

New York City is the best city in the world for the technology industry, according to the Savills Index.

Deep Learning 'Godfather' Bengio Worries About China's Use of AI
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Deep Learning 'Godfather' Bengio Worries About China's Use of AI

Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist who helped pioneer the techniques underpinning much of the current excitement around artificial intelligence, is worried...

The Pentagon's Cybersecurity Is Falling Behind
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The Pentagon's Cybersecurity Is Falling Behind

The Pentagon warns the U.S. military's cybersecurity capabilities are not advancing with sufficient speed to head off an "onslaught of multipronged" attacks by...

Huawei Is Blocked in U.S., But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere
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Huawei Is Blocked in U.S., But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere

Pelco, a California-based security camera maker, set lofty sales targets last year for a model with sharper video resolution and other cutting-edge features. That...
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