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How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the ­ltimate AI Brain
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How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the ­ltimate AI Brain

Google has always been an artificial intelligence company, so it really shouldn't have been a surprise that Ray Kurzweil, one of the leading scientists in the field...

'chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley
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'chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley

It doesn't look like much.

So It Begins: DARPA Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves
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So It Begins: DARPA Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves

The Pentagon's blue-sky research agency is readying a nearly four-year project to boost artificial intelligence systems by building machines that can teach themselves—while...

Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats' Brains Together
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Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats' Brains Together

It's not exactly a Vulcan mind meld, but it's not far off.

Three Radical New Brain-Mapping Tools Scientists Want Obama to Deliver
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Three Radical New Brain-Mapping Tools Scientists Want Obama to Deliver

The Obama administration wants to make a huge investment in mapping the human brain,according to The New York Times. How can they get the most bang for their buck...

How Google Retooled Android With Help From Your Brain
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How Google Retooled Android With Help From Your Brain

When Google built the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, the Web giant made some big changes to the way the OS interprets your voice commands...

Stand on Mars Next to the Curiosity Rover With This Incredible Panorama
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Stand on Mars Next to the Curiosity Rover With This Incredible Panorama

Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover successfully drilled into the surface of Mars and collected its first sample from the interior of a rock.

Drone Boosters Say Farmers, Not Cops, Are the Biggest ­.s. Robot Market
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Drone Boosters Say Farmers, Not Cops, Are the Biggest ­.s. Robot Market

When the flying robots that loiter in Afghanistan's and Yemen's airspace come home, they won't just be headed for the local police station.

­.s. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder
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­.s. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder

Who needs the freaky precogs of Minority Report to predict if someone’s likely to commit murder when you have an algorithm that can do it for you?

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will—and Must—take Our Jobs
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will—and Must—take Our Jobs

It's hard to believe you'd have an economy at all if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force.

Military Must Prep Now For 'mutant' Future, Researchers Warn
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Military Must Prep Now For 'mutant' Future, Researchers Warn

The U.S. military is already using, or fast developing, a wide range of technologies meant to give troops what California Polytechnic State University researcher...

Why the Frontiers of Biology Might Be Inside a Computer Chip
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Why the Frontiers of Biology Might Be Inside a Computer Chip

When David Harel started the experiment, the petri dish of mouse cells looked just like any other.

Most U.s. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds
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Most U.s. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds

Four years after discovering that militants were tapping into drone video feeds, the U.S. military still hasn't secured the transmissions of more than half of its...

Paging Dr. Watson: Artificial Intelligence As a Prescription For Health Care
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Paging Dr. Watson: Artificial Intelligence As a Prescription For Health Care

Everyone agrees health care in the United States is a colossal mess, and IBM is betting that artificially intelligent supercomputers are just what the doctor ordered...

Warehouse 'bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality
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Warehouse 'bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality

The robots zipping across the aluminum grid look less like Star Wars droids and more like little red wagons.

From Bug Drones to Disease Assassins, Super Weapons Rule ­.s. War Game
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From Bug Drones to Disease Assassins, Super Weapons Rule ­.s. War Game

A rogue state is on the verge of developing a deadly biological weapon against which the rest of the world has no defense.

Stealthy, Tiny, Deadly, Global: The Drone Revolution's Next Phase
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Stealthy, Tiny, Deadly, Global: The Drone Revolution's Next Phase

Today's unmanned robotic planes only seem advanced.

Nasa Pulls Off 350-Million-Mile Software Patch
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Nasa Pulls Off 350-Million-Mile Software Patch

If you think it's tough to keep your computer or smartphone's software updated, try keeping a space robot updated from 350 million miles away.

Martian Computing Is Light on Ram, Heavy on Radiation Shielding
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Martian Computing Is Light on Ram, Heavy on Radiation Shielding

NASA's Curiosity Rover has had a historic week on the surface of Mars, executing a flawless landing on the Red Planet and firing up for its mission. But under the...

Nasa Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi on Sci-Fi, Legos, and Becoming a Meme
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Nasa Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi on Sci-Fi, Legos, and Becoming a Meme

As space geeks watched nervously to see if NASA's Curiosity rover would land safely on Mars, many found themselves wondering, "Hey, who's that cool dude with the...
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