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The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind
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The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind

Technology writer Clive Thompson believes technology is improving human intelligence. 

Military Lags in Push For Robotic Ground Vehicles
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Military Lags in Push For Robotic Ground Vehicles

While private companies are moving forward with self-driving vehicles, the U.S. military has been slow to deploy the technology. 

How Robots Can Trick You Into Loving Them
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How Robots Can Trick You Into Loving Them

I like to think of my Roomba as cute and industrious.

As Tennis Stats Proliferate, Software Tries to Make Sense of It All
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As Tennis Stats Proliferate, Software Tries to Make Sense of It All

SlamTracker software sifts through 20 years of data to predict how tennis players could perform under various circumstances. 

Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance
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Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance

The U.S. government's development of a facial recognition surveillance system to identify individuals in crowds is moving ahead. 

Modest Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of 'robo Sapiens'
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Modest Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of 'robo Sapiens'

Moving its hands as if it were dealing cards and walking with a bit of a swagger, a Pentagon-financed humanoid robot named Atlas made its first public appearance...

This Man Is Not a Cyborg. Yet.
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This Man Is Not a Cyborg. Yet.

Get right up close to Dmitry Itskov and sniff all you like—you will not pick up even the faintest hint of crazy.

Computer Network Piecing Together a Jigsaw of Jewish Lore
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Computer Network Piecing Together a Jigsaw of Jewish Lore

Scientists are using an artificial intelligence program to help reconstruct document fragments collected over a millennium.

Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care For the Aging
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Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care For the Aging

In the opening scene of the movie "Robot & Frank," which takes place in the near future, Frank, an elderly man who lives alone, is arguing with his son about going...

Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds
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Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds

The company revealed some new search tools on Wednesday at I/O, its annual developers conference.

Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream
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Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream

Last week, engineers sniffing around the programming code for Google Glass found hidden examples of ways that people might interact with the wearable computers...

New Test For Computers: Grading Essays at College Level
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New Test For Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

Imagine taking a college exam, and, instead of handing in a blue book and getting a grade from a professor a few weeks later, clicking the "send" button when you...

Obama to ­nveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain
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Obama to ­nveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain

President Obama on Tuesday will announce a broad new research initiative, starting with $100 million in 2014, to invent and refine new technologies to understand...

Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns
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Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns

On the pilot's computer screen, planted at ground level a few yards from the airport runway here, the data streaming across the display tracked an airplane at 1...

Connecting the Neural Dots
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Connecting the Neural Dots

In setting the nation on a course to map the active human brain, President Obama may have picked a challenge even more daunting than ending the war in Afghanistan...

And Now, From I.b.m., Chef Watson
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And Now, From I.b.m., Chef Watson

I.B.M.'s Watson beat "Jeopardy" champions two years ago. But can it whip up something tasty in the kitchen?

The Next Frontier Is Inside Your Brain
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The Next Frontier Is Inside Your Brain

The Obama administration is planning a multiyear research effort to produce an "activity map" that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human,...

Two Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros
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Two Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros

Projects to imitate the brain and to develop new materials for information technology have won awards of about 1 billion euros (U.S. $1.34 billion) each were announced...

Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation
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Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation

A book by two Massachusetts Institute of Technology economists argues that the pace of automation is accelerating and robotics development is taking away jobs from...

Drivers With Hands Full Get a Backup: The Car
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Drivers With Hands Full Get a Backup: The Car

Car makers increasingly are adopting technologies for use in autonomous vehicles that take advantage of the array of optical and radar sensors in new cars. The...
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