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A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation
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A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation

A self-driving electric bus relying on laser sensors, global-positioning systems, and software is undergoing testing in Helsinki, Finland.

New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
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New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The ethics center is being established at a time of growing international concern about the impact of artificial intelligence technologies.

Beyond Silicon: Squeezing More Out of Chips
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Beyond Silicon: Squeezing More Out of Chips

Ali Farhadi holds a puny $5 computer, called a Raspberry Pi, comfortably in his palm and exults that his team of researchers has managed to squeeze into it a powerful...

The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
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The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

The Pentagon has made artificial intelligence the core of its agenda to maintain the U.S. position as the world's leading military power.

The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
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The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning...

Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World
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Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World

As the Internet of things moves closer to realization, initiatives must be taken to ensure the technology is secure, says Michael Walker at DARPA. "If we want...

The Problem With Google's 'star Trek' Computer
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The Problem With Google's 'star Trek' Computer

Google is hoping to develop its Assistant, a Siri-like technology to be included on the company's new smartphones and other products, into something like the computer...

In Backing Autonomous Cars, ­.s. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out
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In Backing Autonomous Cars, ­.s. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

The Obama administration's approach to hands-free driving is remarkably hands-off.

Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?
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Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

This is the year artificial intelligence came into its own for mainstream businesses, at least as a marketing feature.

A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet
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A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet

Jitendra Malik, a researcher in computer vision for three decades, doesn't own a Tesla, but he has advice for people who do.

Your Car's New Software Is Ready. Update Now?
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Your Car's New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

Tired of your vehicle and its aging, limited features? Don’t trade it in just yet. Download new software instead.

How Driverless Cars May Interact With People
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How Driverless Cars May Interact With People

There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls...

G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p
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G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking...

They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.
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They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

Project Foghorn is one of those straight-from-science-fiction concepts we've come to expect from Alphabet, the sprawling conglomerate formerly known as Google.

Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels
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Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels

Artificial intelligence and robotics are leading a transformation in Silicon Valley expected to be as significant as the personal computing and commercial Internet...

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
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Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature

The push by some automakers to make fully autonomous vehicles a commercial reality is being tempered by others arguing against elimination of human driver intervention...

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
From ACM Careers

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature

Even before Tesla revealed that a fatal accident had occurred while one of its cars was in semiautonomous driving mode, a debate was well underway between researchers...

The Fully Self-Driving Car Is Still Years Away
From ACM TechNews

The Fully Self-Driving Car Is Still Years Away

The arrival of fully autonomous automobiles is complicated by the debate over how much self-supervision should be allowed.

Artificial Intelligence's White Guy Problem
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Artificial Intelligence's White Guy Problem

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be worsening inequality, given the biases being embedded within the underlying machine-learning algorithms, says Kate Crawford,...

5 Things That Give Self-Driving Cars Headaches
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5 Things That Give Self-Driving Cars Headaches

Fully automated cars don’t drink and drive, fall asleep at the wheel, text, talk on the phone or put on makeup while driving.
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