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Artificial Intelligence Ethics a New Focus at Cambridge ­niversity
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Artificial Intelligence Ethics a New Focus at Cambridge ­niversity

A new center to study the implications of artificial intelligence and try to influence its ethical development has been established at the U.K.'s Cambridge University...

Google Says It Reviewed 1.2 Million Web Pages For 'right to Be Forgotten'
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Google Says It Reviewed 1.2 Million Web Pages For 'right to Be Forgotten'

Alphabet Inc.'s Google on Wednesday said it has evaluated more than 1.2 million Web pages for compliance with Europe's "Right to Be Forgotten" ruling, and removed...

Paris Attacks Fan Encryption Debate
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Paris Attacks Fan Encryption Debate

White House and congressional staffers have asked Silicon Valley executives for new talks in Washington, D.C., to resolve a standoff over encrypted communication...

Researchers Put Words In Your Mouth—virtually
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Researchers Put Words In Your Mouth—virtually

In the 1997 action movie Face/Off, an FBI agent must undergo face-transplant surgery and assume the identity of a ruthless terrorist to foil a plot.

U.s. Tech Firms Look To Data Centers on European Soil
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U.s. Tech Firms Look To Data Centers on European Soil

Silicon Valley companies say they’ve been preparing for yesterday's European Court of Justice decision invalidating the U.S.-Europe Safe Harbor agreement on data...

Scientists Tap Dragonfly Vision to Build a Better Bionic Eye
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Scientists Tap Dragonfly Vision to Build a Better Bionic Eye

What can humans learn from dragonflies?

Election Polling: When 'who Will Win?' Beats 'who Do You Like?'
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Election Polling: When 'who Will Win?' Beats 'who Do You Like?'

Statisticians and political scientists are more reliant on the question, "Who do you think will actually win?" than "Who do you like?" when it comes to predictive...

Pursuing Electronics That Bend, Pentagon Advances Partnership With Tech Firms
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Pursuing Electronics That Bend, Pentagon Advances Partnership With Tech Firms

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced a Pentagon project to develop flexible electronic devices with Silicon Valley companies and scientists.

Before a Robot Takes Your Job, You'll Be Working Side By Side
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Before a Robot Takes Your Job, You'll Be Working Side By Side

That's the takeaway from a new report by Forrester Research, Inc.

Apple and Google Know What You Want Before You Do
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Apple and Google Know What You Want Before You Do

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are racing to anticipate the needs of their users.

Scientists in Greece Design Cryptographic E-Voting Platform
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Scientists in Greece Design Cryptographic E-Voting Platform

Researchers in Greece say they have designed the world's first encrypted electronic voting system in which voters can confirm their votes go to the intended candidate...

Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts
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Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts

Dreadlocked programmer has spooked the FBI by creating a tool that police cannot crack.

Hospital Icus Mine Big Data in Push For Better Outcomes
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Hospital Icus Mine Big Data in Push For Better Outcomes

Some hospitals are using a big-data approach to mine intensive-care unit data to help providers and patients realize improved outcomes. 

Automakers Tackle the Massive Security Challenges of Connected Vehicles
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Automakers Tackle the Massive Security Challenges of Connected Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is accelerating its efforts to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle communications, a step that could help lower the number...

Girls Who Code From Around Globe
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Girls Who Code From Around Globe

Iridescent's Technovation World Pitch Challenge is an opportunity for pre-college girls with an interest in technology entrepreneurship to win $20,000 in seed funding...

Vietnam's Mobile Revolution Catapults Millions Into the Digital Age
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Vietnam's Mobile Revolution Catapults Millions Into the Digital Age

To get an idea of how the mobile Web is catapulting millions of people into the digital age by skipping landline connections, have a look at Vietnam.

U.s. Surveillance Backlash Could Cost Tech Companies More Than $35 Billion By 2016
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U.s. Surveillance Backlash Could Cost Tech Companies More Than $35 Billion By 2016

The U.S. government's widespread data surveillance practices are likely to cost U.S. cloud computing and other technology companies more money than originally expected...

Meet the New Generation of Robots For Manufacturing
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Meet the New Generation of Robots For Manufacturing

A new generation of robots is on the way—smarter, more mobile, more collaborative and more adaptable.

Want Your Writing to Look Like Einstein's? Computers Mimic Handwriting of the Famous
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Want Your Writing to Look Like Einstein's? Computers Mimic Handwriting of the Famous

Harald Geisler wants to make you as brilliant as Albert Einstein. Or at least let you write like him. Or at least write in his handwriting.

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?
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Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

After decades as a sci-fi staple, artificial intelligence has leapt into the mainstream.
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