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Uber Eats To Test Flying Food To Customers By Drone In San Diego
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Uber Eats To Test Flying Food To Customers By Drone In San Diego

Uber will start delivering food with drones in San Diego this summer, aiming to test out ways to connect a payload to customers in a dense urban environment where...

U.S. Airports Will Use AI To Scan 97% Of Passengers' Faces Within 4 Years
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U.S. Airports Will Use AI To Scan 97% Of Passengers' Faces Within 4 Years

U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to expand its Biometric Exit program to cover 97% of outbound air passengers within four years.

Diversity in Tech: How One VC Firm Is Partnering With Historically Black Colleges to Address the Pipeline Issue
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Diversity in Tech: How One VC Firm Is Partnering With Historically Black Colleges to Address the Pipeline Issue

Unusual Ventures this summer will launch a program designed to increase the number of black students working in technical internships.

Meet Europe's 30 Under 30 in Technology 2019: Blossoming of a Talent Garden
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Meet Europe's 30 Under 30 in Technology 2019: Blossoming of a Talent Garden

Young European entrepreneurs ranked in Forbes' latest 30 Under 30 list are pushing the envelope of artificial intelligence applications for consumers and companies...

Ripple Adds 11 New University Blockchain Research Initiative Partners to Fund Research and Education
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Ripple Adds 11 New University Blockchain Research Initiative Partners to Fund Research and Education

Blockchain network provider Ripple has added 11 universities to its University Blockchain Research Initiative.

Expanding 3D Printing Network Aims to Improve U.S. Veterans' Healthcare
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Expanding 3D Printing Network Aims to Improve U.S. Veterans' Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its integrated virtual three-dimensional printing network from three hospitals in early 2017 to 20 at the end...

Amazon Open Sources SageMaker Neo to Run Machine Learning Models at the Edge
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Amazon Open Sources SageMaker Neo to Run Machine Learning Models at the Edge

Amazon has launched a new open source project that aims to optimize the performance of machine learning models for numerous platforms.

Proof-of-Concept Malware Reveals Smart Building Vulnerabilities
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Proof-of-Concept Malware Reveals Smart Building Vulnerabilities

Researchers warn smart building-targeting malware is the next step in the rapidly expanding attack surface made vulnerable by automated systems.

Forbes Releases Inaugural Top Women in Tech List in Honor of Ada Lovelace Day
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Forbes Releases Inaugural Top Women in Tech List in Honor of Ada Lovelace Day

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day 2018, Forbes issued its inaugural unranked list of Top Women in Technology.

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face
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Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face.

This Stanford Computer Science Genius Aims To Crack The Code Of Learning And Leadership
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This Stanford Computer Science Genius Aims To Crack The Code Of Learning And Leadership

John Hennessy,  president emeritus of Stanford University and co-recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing award, discusses digital education and the future of leadership...

Craig Venter Mapped the Genome. Now He's Trying to Decode Death
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Craig Venter Mapped the Genome. Now He's Trying to Decode Death

The world's most extreme  physical exam starts in the world's plushest exam room, complete with a couch, a private bathroom and a teeming fruit plate.

Q+a With the First Female Director of Mit's Largest Research Lab
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Q+a With the First Female Director of Mit's Largest Research Lab

Daniela Rus discusses her objectives as the first female director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory...

The Brain Behind Google's Artificial Intelligence
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The Brain Behind Google's Artificial Intelligence

In an interview, Jeff Dean, senior fellow of Google's Systems and Infrastructure Group, discusses the company's artificial intelligence agenda.

Feds Want to Use Your Fingerprints to Open Iphones. Why Isn't It Working?
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Feds Want to Use Your Fingerprints to Open Iphones. Why Isn't It Working?

A single sentence was all that was needed to detail the results of a search warrant executed last month on a cell phone in Texas: "Unable to obtain forensic aquisition...

Meet the Incredible Woman Who Massively Improved the Internet
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Meet the Incredible Woman Who Massively Improved the Internet

Princeton University professor Jennifer Rexford recently was awarded the Athena Lecturer award by ACM's Council on Women in Computing. 

Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker on the Future of Taming Big Data
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Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker on the Future of Taming Big Data

2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker says the future of big data usage hinges on several factors. 

No Internet? No Problem. Inside Cuba's Tech Revolution
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No Internet? No Problem. Inside Cuba's Tech Revolution

Robin Pedraja, a lanky 28-year-old former design student from Havana, walked into the Cuban government’s office of periodicals and publications early last year...

Air Force's Secret 'gorgon Stare' Program Leaves Terrorists Nowhere To Hide
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Air Force's Secret 'gorgon Stare' Program Leaves Terrorists Nowhere To Hide

In Greek mythology, Gorgons were creatures whose terrible visages could turn men to stone with a single glance.

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines
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The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

Tony Coles could have had any job he wanted in the drug industry.
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