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Death By Robot
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Death By Robot

Many roboticists are realizing autonomous robots  inevitably will find themselves in situations that require a moral judgment.

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep ­p
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As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep ­p

Economists and technologists have long said the march of technological progress and increased automation will create new jobs and opportunities that offset the...

Innovators of Intelligence Look to Past
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Innovators of Intelligence Look to Past

Inside the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, known as AI2, everything is a gleaming architectural white.

Turing's Spirit Hovers at a Restored Estate
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Turing's Spirit Hovers at a Restored Estate

When "Captain Ridley's shooting party" gathered here in late August 1938 as weekend guests at Bletchley Park, a Buckinghamshire country house, they were accompanied...

Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software
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Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software

Two groups of scientists, working independently, have created artificial intelligence software capable of recognizing and describing the content of photographs...

Window Washing Skills Beyond a Robot's Reach
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Window Washing Skills Beyond a Robot's Reach

As a pair of window washers clung to a scaffold dangling outside the 68th floor of 1 World Trade Center on Wednesday, the captivating drama left some below wondering...

Weapons Directed By Robots, Not Humans, Raise Ethical Questions
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Weapons Directed By Robots, Not Humans, Raise Ethical Questions

On a bright fall day last year off the coast of Southern California, an Air Force B-1 bomber launched an experimental missile that may herald the future of warfare...

Learning How Little We Know About the Brain
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Learning How Little We Know About the Brain

Research on the brain is surging.

Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots For Ebola
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Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots For Ebola

Robotics scientists nationwide are pondering an intriguing possibility: Might robotic technologies deployed in rescue and disaster situations be quickly repurposed...

To Siri, With Love
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To Siri, With Love

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri.

Technology Takes the Wheel
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Technology Takes the Wheel

Google's driverless car may still be a work in progress, but the potential for semiautonomous vehicles on American roads is no longer the stuff of science fiction...

The Google Formula For Success
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The Google Formula For Success

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?

Drone Exemptions For Hollywood Pave the Way For Widespread ­se
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Drone Exemptions For Hollywood Pave the Way For Widespread ­se

The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with the help of Hollywood. The Federal Aviation Administration said six companies...

Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy
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Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy

In factories and warehouses, robots routinely outdo humans in strength and precision.

Looking to the Future of Data Science
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Looking to the Future of Data Science

The Association for Computing Machinery, a leading professional association in computer science, is holding its annual conference this week, focusing on what we’re...

New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another
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New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tires screech.

A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, Ibm Says
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A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, Ibm Says

IBM researchers have developed a new kind of computer chip that tries to mimic the way brains recognize patterns, relying on densely interconnected webs of transistors...

Rosetta Spacecraft Set For ­nprecedented Close Study of a Comet
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Rosetta Spacecraft Set For ­nprecedented Close Study of a Comet

After 10 years and four billion miles, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will arrive at its destination on Wednesday for the first extended, close...

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms
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Larry Page on Google's Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.

Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough
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Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough

Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns.
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