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Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next
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Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the Internet looks back at the last 50 years, and ahead to what faces IT.

Coders and Librarians Team Up to Save Scientific Data
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Coders and Librarians Team Up to Save Scientific Data

Software programmers, librarians, and others are archiving scientific data from government websites.

Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging
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Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging

Disney Research says its new quasistatic cavity resonance technology offers a way for mobile devices to wirelessly charge themselves.

Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving
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Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving

Researchers are exploring unpredictable issues with autonomous car technology that might be solved with embedded software to avoid accidents.

Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research
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Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research

The Columbus, OH, region is funding smart mobility and driverless vehicle research.

UTS to Launch Programming Environment for the Quantum Era
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UTS to Launch Programming Environment for the Quantum Era

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia say they will soon unveil a quantum-era programming environment at the UTS Center for Quantum Software...

After First Week, AI System Is Beating Human Poker Players
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After First Week, AI System Is Beating Human Poker Players

An artificial intelligence system called Libratus has gained the upper hand against human poker players in the first week of a 20-day tournament in Pittsburgh. ...

NRAM Set to Spark a 'Holy War' Among Memory Technologies
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NRAM Set to Spark a 'Holy War' Among Memory Technologies

A non-volatile memory technology based on carbon nanotubes could be more disruptive to enterprise storage, servers, and consumer electronics than flash memory when...

DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech
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DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge project.

Man vs. AI Machine in Texas Hold'em Matchup
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Man vs. AI Machine in Texas Hold'em Matchup

Four top professional poker players will challenge an artificial intelligence system in a 20-day Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament billed as an "epic...

Obama White House's Final Tech Recommendation: Invest in AI
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Obama White House's Final Tech Recommendation: Invest in AI

The White House has recommended continued investment in artificial intelligence research and development to shore up the U.S. economy and help the country "stay...

China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer
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China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer

Chinese researchers have developed an "intelligent security robot" and deployed it in a Shenzhen airport.

White House: AI Will Be Critical Driver of U.S. Economy
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White House: AI Will Be Critical Driver of U.S. Economy

A new White House report says artificial intelligence can be a critical economic and societal driver with its development supported by a collaboration between industry...

New Law in Mass. Attempts to Raise IT Pay for Women
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New Law in Mass. Attempts to Raise IT Pay for Women

A new Massachusetts statute signed this month by Gov. Charlie Baker could help close the wage gap between men and women in the information technology industry.

Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter
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Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter

The U.S. technology worker population currently totals 4.8 million, according to CBRE's 2016 Scoring Tech Talent report.

China Claims Exascale by 2020, Three Years Before U.S.
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China Claims Exascale by 2020, Three Years Before U.S.

China wants to deliver an exascale computing system by 2020, three years ahead of the U.S. plan to achieve the same goal.

U.S. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things
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U.S. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things

Industry groups have submitted more than 130 reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing positive and negative aspects of the Internet of Things.

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles
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Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey. 

Silicon Valley's Tech Workforce Diversity Has Long Way to Go, Say Feds
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Silicon Valley's Tech Workforce Diversity Has Long Way to Go, Say Feds

Much progress remains before Silicon Valley's technology industry has a truly diverse workforce, says an analysis by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

White House Worries About Bad AI Coding
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White House Worries About Bad AI Coding

The White House released a report this week suggesting it may be important to develop ethical frameworks for designing automated computer systems. 
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