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Teaching A.i. Systems to Behave Themselves
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Teaching A.i. Systems to Behave Themselves

At OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab founded by Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, machines are teaching themselves to behave like humans. But sometimes,...

How A.i. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art
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How A.i. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

In the mid-1990s, Douglas Eck worked as a database programmer in Albuquerque while moonlighting as a musician.

Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover
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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

In 2015, Monocle magazine, a favorite read of the global hipsterati, published an enthusiastic report on Lawrenceville, the former blue-collar neighborhood here...

Deer Caught in the Headlights? Your Car May Soon See Them
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Deer Caught in the Headlights? Your Car May Soon See Them

Automakers are working to develop systems that would enable self-driving cars to avoid hitting large animals such as deer.

Beijing Wants AI to Be Made in China By 2030
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Beijing Wants AI to Be Made in China By 2030

The country laid out a development plan on Thursday to become the world leader in A.I. by 2030.

Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead
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Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead

The computers in modern data centers—the engine rooms of the digital economy—are powered mainly by Intel chips.

Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs
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Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs

The rise of robots has long been a topic for sci-fi best sellers and video games and, as of this week, a threat officially taken seriously by central bankers.

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels
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Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows?

Robot Cars Can't Count on ­S in an Emergency
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Robot Cars Can't Count on ­S in an Emergency

Many automotive technologists are skeptical that autonomous cars will be able to trust humans in emergency situations.

Is China Outsmarting America in A.i.?
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Is China Outsmarting America in A.i.?

Sören Schwertfeger finished his postdoctorate research on autonomous robots in Germany, and seemed set to go to Europe or the United States, where artificial intelligence...

What Self-Driving Cars See
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What Self-Driving Cars See

Giant tech companies are fighting over the technology in court. Start-ups around the world are racing to develop new versions of it. And engineers say it is essential...

Google's Alphago Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win For AI
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Google's Alphago Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win For AI

Google DeepMind's AlphaGo program beat a Chinese world champion in the first of three Go games held this week.

How to Prepare For an Automated Future
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How to Prepare For an Automated Future

We don't know how quickly machines will displace people's jobs, or how many they'll take, but we know it's happening—not just to factory workers but also to ...

Sent to Prison By a Software Program's Secret Algorithms
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Sent to Prison By a Software Program's Secret Algorithms

When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction...

Hubert L. Dreyfus, Philosopher of the Limits of Computers, Dies at 87
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Hubert L. Dreyfus, Philosopher of the Limits of Computers, Dies at 87

A philosopher who believed humans will always be smarter.

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)
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Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone's job—perhaps your own?

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?
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Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook's headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway...

New Tools Needed to Track Technology's Impact on Jobs, Panel Says
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New Tools Needed to Track Technology's Impact on Jobs, Panel Says

New tools must be developed to track and measure the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on the U.S. job market, according to a report from an expert...

Canada Tries to Turn Its A.i. Ideas Into Dollars
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Canada Tries to Turn Its A.i. Ideas Into Dollars

Long before Google started working on cars that drive themselves and Amazon was creating home appliances that talk, a handful of researchers in Canada—backed by...

Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race For American Jobs
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Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race For American Jobs

Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans?
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