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Rise of the Robo-Journalists? Google Teaches an AI the Art of Writing a Good Headline
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Rise of the Robo-Journalists? Google Teaches an AI the Art of Writing a Good Headline

The Google Brain Team says it has made strides in teaching computers to summarize text, and has developed an algorithm that can write "very good" headlines.

Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow
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Encryption's Quantum Leap: The Race to Stop the Hackers of Tomorrow

Researchers are looking into the construction of new quantum-proof cryptography ito thwart quantum-based schemes future hackers could use to crack sensitive data...

How Google Deepmind's Ant Soccer Skills Can Help Improve Your Search Results
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How Google Deepmind's Ant Soccer Skills Can Help Improve Your Search Results

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence is learning to navigate thee-dimensional environments and games, including a soccer game played as a virtual ant.

Before Heading to Mars, Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid Lands at MIT
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Before Heading to Mars, Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid Lands at MIT

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has delivered a humanoid robot to the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. 

Ai, Md: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way Illness Is Diagnosed and Treated
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Ai, Md: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way Illness Is Diagnosed and Treated

Frost & Sullivan's Venkat Rajan observes the concept of artificial intelligence in healthcare has entered reached "early-stage commercialization, adoption, and...

A 'big Science' Approach For Australian Cybersecurity Research?
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A 'big Science' Approach For Australian Cybersecurity Research?

The director of the Defense Science and Technology Group's Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division recommends a big-science approach to cybersecurity in Australia...

Why We Won't Trust Robot Cars Until They Drive Just Like US
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Why We Won't Trust Robot Cars Until They Drive Just Like US

Eight separate research projects into autonomous vehicles will receive financial support from the U.K. government. 

South Korean Researchers Develop ­ser-Friendly, 3D Printing Tech
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South Korean Researchers Develop ­ser-Friendly, 3D Printing Tech

South Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute researchers say they have developed a handheld three-dimensional scanner.

France and Spain Team Up to Jumpstart Europe's Exascale Computing Ambitions
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France and Spain Team Up to Jumpstart Europe's Exascale Computing Ambitions

France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and Spain's Barcelona Supercomputing Center have announced a high-performance computing partnership to...

The Next Frontier For Artificial Intelligence? Learning Human's Common Sense
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The Next Frontier For Artificial Intelligence? Learning Human's Common Sense

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras is dubious human-like artificial intelligence is only a decade or two away. 

Microsoft Research: Making the Wearable Battery Last Longer By Lightening Its Load
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Microsoft Research: Making the Wearable Battery Last Longer By Lightening Its Load

Microsoft Research has developed WearDrive, technology designed to extend the life of batteries used to power fitness bands.  

Australian Researchers Reveal Graphene 3D Display Tech
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Australian Researchers Reveal Graphene 3D Display Tech

Graphene is at the center of a new technique for creating three-dimensional (3D) holographic displays featured in films such as "Star Wars" and "Avatar."

Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code
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Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code

To reduce conflicts within the Linux development community, the group has adopted a new code of conduct that comes in the form of a Linux patch. 

Google Retires Spdy in Favor of Http/2
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Google Retires Spdy in Favor of Http/2

Google plans to phase out its SPDY open networking protocol in early 2016 and instead support HTTP/2 in Chrome. 

Survey Indicates Four Out of Five Developers Now ­se Open Source
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Survey Indicates Four Out of Five Developers Now ­se Open Source

Four out of five programmers now use, or recently have used, open source development tools, says a new survey. 

China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy
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China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy

The Chinese Academy of Science plans to unveil a face-recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy next year. 

Which Country Has the World's Best Coders? There's an Axe For That
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Which Country Has the World's Best Coders? There's an Axe For That

A team of three Polish programmers won the Hello World Open 2014 worldwide programming competition. 

Google Algorithm Busts Captcha With 99.8 Percent Accuracy
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Google Algorithm Busts Captcha With 99.8 Percent Accuracy

The algorithm used by Google's Street View team to improve Google Maps also can beat CAPTCHAs with 99.8-percent accuracy. 

China to ­nveil Homebrewed Chip in 2013
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China to ­nveil Homebrewed Chip in 2013

Longsoon Technology, which is partly funded by the Chinese Academy of Science, will share details about its Godson eight-core processor at the International Solid...

S'pore Develops Chipset For Fast Data Transfer
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S'pore Develops Chipset For Fast Data Transfer

A microchip developed in Singapore can transmit data 1,000 times faster than Bluetooth. 
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