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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities
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A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities

Taking inspiration from the way humans seem to learn, scientists have created AI software capable of picking up new knowledge in a far more efficient and sophisticated...

The Dream Life of Driverless Cars
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The Dream Life of Driverless Cars

On a brisk afternoon in October, an oddly ­equipped Honda CR-V inched through London traffic.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.
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Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.

Toyota on Friday announced a five-year, $1-billion investment to establish an artificial intelligence research laboratory in Silicon Valley.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.
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Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.

Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence technology, with start-ups sprouting up and Google and Facebook pouring vast sums into projects that would...

Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally
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Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally

Building on years of research, 82 researchers from institutions around the world reported on Thursday that they have built a reconstruction of a section of rat...

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child
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Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child

It looked like a child's playroom: toys in cubbies, a little desk for doing homework, a whimsical painting of a tree on the wall.

Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent
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Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent

An artificial intelligence software program capable of seeing and reading has for the first time answered geometry questions from the SAT at the level of an average...

A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat
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A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat

Joel Walker, a test pilot for Aurora Flight Sciences, a maker of autonomous aircraft, flew his small, twin-engine plane through rain squalls here recently, and...

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
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With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
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For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program

She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese pick up their smartphones every day to exchange messages with her, drawn to her knowing sense of humor and...

The Real Threat Posed By Powerful Computers
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The Real Threat Posed By Powerful Computers

Computer specialists are less concerned about computers doing away with the human race than with the threat of programs rapidly overdoing a single task. 

Consumer Groups Back Out of Federal Talks on Face Recognition
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Consumer Groups Back Out of Federal Talks on Face Recognition

A central component of President Obama's effort to give consumers more control over how companies collect and share their most sensitive personal details has run...

Korean ​robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize
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Korean ​robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

A team of roboticists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology claimed a $2 million prize on Saturday that was offered by a Pentagon research...

Computer Scientists Are Astir After Baidu Team Is Barred From A.i. Competition
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Computer Scientists Are Astir After Baidu Team Is Barred From A.i. Competition

A group of researchers at the Chinese web services company Baidu have been barred from participating in an international competition for artificial intelligence...

New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed
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New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed

In an engineering laboratory here, a robot has learned to screw the cap on a bottle, even figuring out the need to apply a subtle backward twist to find the thread...

Planes Without Pilots
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Planes Without Pilots

Modern airplanes are highly automated, but some researchers say there is room to automate planes even further.

Planes Without Pilots
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Planes Without Pilots

Mounting evidence that the co-pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into a French mountain has prompted a global debate about how to better screen crewmembers for mental...

If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?
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If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?

Let me hazard a guess that you think a real person has written what you're reading. Maybe you're right. Maybe not.

Hoping Google's Lab Is a Rainmaker
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Hoping Google's Lab Is a Rainmaker

Google's research arm, Google X, is called the company's Moonshot Factory. One reason the company picked the word "Moonshot" was to remind people to tackle big...
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