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The Promise of Artificial Intelligence ­nfolds in Small Steps
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The Promise of Artificial Intelligence ­nfolds in Small Steps

Venture capital investors poured $8.5 billion into artificial intelligence start-ups last year.

Report Cites Dangers of Autonomous Weapons
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Report Cites Dangers of Autonomous Weapons

The report warns about a range of real-world risks associated with weapons systems that are completely autonomous.

Creating a Computer Voice That People Like
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Creating a Computer Voice That People Like

When computers speak, how human should they sound?

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88
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Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist's thirst for knowledge with a philosopher's quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that...

Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief
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Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin's nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google's Solve for X conference...

For Now, Self-Driving Cars Still Need Humans
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For Now, Self-Driving Cars Still Need Humans

Car enthusiasts, after hearing industry executives discussing the self-driving technology being built into their vehicles, might be forgiven for thinking robotic...

Insurers Brace For the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents
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Insurers Brace For the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents

As autonomous driving technology advances, perhaps the most notable benefit is the promise of a striking reduction in accidents.

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities
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A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities

Taking inspiration from the way humans seem to learn, scientists have created AI software capable of picking up new knowledge in a far more efficient and sophisticated...

The Dream Life of Driverless Cars
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The Dream Life of Driverless Cars

On a brisk afternoon in October, an oddly ­equipped Honda CR-V inched through London traffic.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.
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Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.

Toyota on Friday announced a five-year, $1-billion investment to establish an artificial intelligence research laboratory in Silicon Valley.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.
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Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.

Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence technology, with start-ups sprouting up and Google and Facebook pouring vast sums into projects that would...

Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally
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Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally

Building on years of research, 82 researchers from institutions around the world reported on Thursday that they have built a reconstruction of a section of rat...

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child
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Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child

It looked like a child's playroom: toys in cubbies, a little desk for doing homework, a whimsical painting of a tree on the wall.

Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent
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Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent

An artificial intelligence software program capable of seeing and reading has for the first time answered geometry questions from the SAT at the level of an average...

A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat
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A Machine in the Co-Pilot's Seat

Joel Walker, a test pilot for Aurora Flight Sciences, a maker of autonomous aircraft, flew his small, twin-engine plane through rain squalls here recently, and...

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
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With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
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For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program

She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese pick up their smartphones every day to exchange messages with her, drawn to her knowing sense of humor and...

The Real Threat Posed By Powerful Computers
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The Real Threat Posed By Powerful Computers

Computer specialists are less concerned about computers doing away with the human race than with the threat of programs rapidly overdoing a single task. 

Consumer Groups Back Out of Federal Talks on Face Recognition
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Consumer Groups Back Out of Federal Talks on Face Recognition

A central component of President Obama's effort to give consumers more control over how companies collect and share their most sensitive personal details has run...
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