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Your Favorite AI Language Tool is Toxic
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Your Favorite AI Language Tool is Toxic

A new research paper by the Allen Institute for AI  says  pretrained language models  "are prone to generating racist, sexist, or otherwise toxic language, which...

F-16 Pilot Took on AI in a Dogfight. Here's Who Won
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F-16 Pilot Took on AI in a Dogfight. Here's Who Won

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted virtual "AlphaDogFight Trials," in which an artificial intelligence program easily beat a U.S. Air...

Radical Programming School '42' Still Solving for the Skills Gap
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Radical Programming School '42' Still Solving for the Skills Gap

The radical educational experiment is geared to solving the tech industry's chronic shortage of skilled programmers.

This Video Game Tournament Will Test the Wits of Computers
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This Video Game Tournament Will Test the Wits of Computers

Unity Technologies has announced the Obstacle Tower game and challenge, a video game tournament intended to contribute to artificial intelligence research.

Virtual Reality Gets Real in the Operating Room
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Virtual Reality Gets Real in the Operating Room

A growing number of hospitals and medical centers are embracing virtual reality technology to provide better,  faster training for resident doctors and surgeons...

Inside Portland's Plan to Battle Traffic Deaths by Hanging 'Smartphones' on Street Lights
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Inside Portland's Plan to Battle Traffic Deaths by Hanging 'Smartphones' on Street Lights

The city of Portland, OR, hopes to reduce traffic-related fatalities by equipping streetlights with sensors programmed to constantly detect speed and motion data...

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life
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Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.

How Anyone Can Explore Mars Through Virtual Reality
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How Anyone Can Explore Mars Through Virtual Reality

Fusion, MIT, and NASA are collaborating on a VR experience that will place users on Mars long before real astronauts reach the Red Planet in the 2030s.

Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
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Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

For the last five years the effort to teach computers to think more like humans, to learn how to recognize speech and images on their own has been the goal of ...

The Cloud Is Dead. Long Live the Cloud
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The Cloud Is Dead. Long Live the Cloud

Inspired by the tech behind the digital currency Bitcoin, IBM and Samsung are rethinking how connected devices connect.

The Bug that Rocked the Foundations of the Web
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The Bug that Rocked the Foundations of the Web

Late on Monday afternoon, the details of one of the most serious security problems to ever affect the modern web were posted online.

For Steve Ballmer, a Lasting Touch on Microsoft
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For Steve Ballmer, a Lasting Touch on Microsoft

On the eve of his exit as chief executive officer of Microsoft, after more than a decade on the job, Steve Ballmer is more than ever a CEO whose image does not...

Japan: A Haven For Humanoid Robots
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Japan: A Haven For Humanoid Robots

Noriko Arai is not the first woman to spotlight the hazard that boys and their toys can present, and she won't be the last.

Huawei (yes, Huawei) Pushing For Global Security Standards
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Huawei (yes, Huawei) Pushing For Global Security Standards

Remember that 1995 Alanis Morissette song, "Ironic?"

Unbreakable Encryption Comes to the U.S.
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Unbreakable Encryption Comes to the U.S.

As revelations about the depth and breadth of the NSA's digital eavesdropping program continue to come to light, Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute is rolling...

The Big Data Employment Boom
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The Big Data Employment Boom

Big data has been favorably cast as "the new oil" and held up as the economic counterweight to America's sinking manufacturing sector.

Zeroing In on ­nbreakable Computer Security
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Zeroing In on ­nbreakable Computer Security

The news out of Moscow of late has been dominated by Edward Snowden, the American leaker of secret state documents who is currently seeking temporary asylum in...

Inside the Drone Economy
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Inside the Drone Economy

Last month the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the unmanned systems industry's largest trade organization, released its first economic study...

The Great Surveillance Boom
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The Great Surveillance Boom

Video surveillance is big business. Expect it to get bigger. After law enforcement used closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help identify last week's Boston...

The Future According to Google's Larry Page
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The Future According to Google's Larry Page

When Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the giant advertising agency, visited Google this past fall, CEO Larry Page sent a car to pick him up at the Rosewood...
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