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The argument that consciousness is computable--and instillable within machines--cannot be verified or refuted until a measurable theory of consciousness becomes available.
A Tijuana-based biker club have been charged with stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers using stolen computer code and key designs, the U.S. Justice Department announced. The value of the stolen Jeeps was $4.5 million.
Twenty years ago IBM's Deep Blue computer stunned the world by becoming the first machine to beat a reigning world chess champion in a six-game match.
The tombs of ancient Egypt have yielded golden collars and ivory bracelets, but another treasure—human DNA—has proved elusive.
The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.
On a Saturday afternoon, 10 students gather at Genspace, a community lab in Brooklyn, to learn how to edit genes.
The nation's top-level intelligence office, the Director of National Intelligence, wants to find "the most accurate unconstrained face recognition algorithm."
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new approach for making compliant, controllable robotic structures.
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a color-changing surface that is tunable via electric voltage.
Researchers have developed a hand-worn device connected to a brain-computer interface to help stroke patients retrain their brains to recover hand movements.
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells.
Future quantum computers will need software tailored to their specific ways of operating.
The outlook for artificial intelligence-based autonomous weapons.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a paradigm shift that changed the world with his invention of the World Wide Web, Hypertext Transport Protocol, and Hypertext Markup Language.
Analog computing could provide greater efficiency, improved digital algorithms.
Improvements in hardware, the availability of massive amounts of data, and algorithmic upgrades are among the factors supporting better machine translation.