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Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates
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Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates

A new study demonstrates strong public and expert skepticism of warnings about artificial intelligence.

DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire
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DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire

A new program from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to better understand the spread and evolution of information online.

Can Drones Hunt With Wolf Pack-Like Success? DARPA Thinks So
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Can Drones Hunt With Wolf Pack-Like Success? DARPA Thinks So

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to enable groups of drones to operate collaboratively under the supervision of a single human commander...

Artificial Intelligence Challenge: Could a Robot Give Its Own Ted Talk?
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Artificial Intelligence Challenge: Could a Robot Give Its Own Ted Talk?

The TED organization has partnered with X Prize to develop a competition to have an AI-based robot "deliver a compelling TED Talk with no human involvement." 

Big Data Roadblocks Will Slow Driverless Cars ­ntil 2040, Analyst Says
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Big Data Roadblocks Will Slow Driverless Cars ­ntil 2040, Analyst Says

Despite aggressive predictions on the time frame for mainstream adoption of driverless cars due to progress in autonomous vehicle technology, some experts say privacy...

Would You Like to Play a Game? New AI Teaches Itself the Rules
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Would You Like to Play a Game? New AI Teaches Itself the Rules

Lukasz Kaiser has developed an AI program that can watch two-minute videos of simple board games being played, learn the rules, and then challenge human opponents...

US Sets $1.4m to Get Unique Metaphor-Recognizing Software System Humming
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US Sets $1.4m to Get Unique Metaphor-Recognizing Software System Humming

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded a $1.4 million contract to a team that plans to develop software that can automatically recognize metaphorical speech...

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DARPA Challenge Offers Public $100,000 For Small ­nmanned Aircraft

If you think you can build the next generation of unmanned flying aircraft, the scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to hear from...

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Five Federal Agencies Want Big Robot Technology Advances

Five U.S. agencies recently announced plans to fund innovative research and development of robotic technologies with the goal of enriching human lives. DARPA seeks...

Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz
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Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz

Harvard University researchers have received a $10 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to create a colony of flying robotic bees called RoboBees. The...

Telepresence Seen as Space Exploration Game-Changer
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Telepresence Seen as Space Exploration Game-Changer

Some experts say that telepresence could have such a major impact on society that it changes everything, from how humans explore space to how they remotely communicate...

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Nasa Fashions Mountain Climbing Robot

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has unveiled Axel, a prototype rover that is capable of traversing extremely rough terrain, including...

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Nsf Looking For Wicked Cool Visual and Data Analysis Algorithms

The National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to develop highly interpretive mathematical and computational algorithms and techniques to help the U.S. government...

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Mobile Phones to Be Primary Internet Device By 2020, Experts Predict

Mobile phones will become the primary Internet device for most people by 2020, largely due to their increasing computing power, predicts the "Future of the Internet...
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