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Artificial Intelligence Experts Are in High Demand
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Artificial Intelligence Experts Are in High Demand

Demand for artificial intelligence know-how has exploded in recent years, and major technology firms are turning to the ranks of academia to find that expertise...

At the Heart of Facebook's Artificial Intelligence, Human Emotions
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At the Heart of Facebook's Artificial Intelligence, Human Emotions

Facebook Inc. doesn't yet have an intelligent assistant, like the iPhone's Siri.

Will Smart Machines Make ­S Stupid? AI Experts Weigh In
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Will Smart Machines Make ­S Stupid? AI Experts Weigh In

Experts on artificial intelligence discussed the future of the field this week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. 

Will Smart Machines Make ­S Stupid? AI Experts Weigh In
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Will Smart Machines Make ­S Stupid? AI Experts Weigh In

Society stands at a crossroads of artificial intelligence: We can design computers that sharpen our wits or we can let our machines turn us into ignoramuses.

Invasion of the Friendly Movie Robots
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Invasion of the Friendly Movie Robots

Robots are becoming more of a reality in everyday life, and movies have started to overhaul their depiction of them. They're gentler, friendlier, and often better...

What Clever Robots Mean For Jobs
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What Clever Robots Mean For Jobs

For a long time economists maintained that new technology would not result in a net loss of jobs, but some economists now think the situation is more nuanced than...

Google Seeks Partners For Self-Driving Car
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Google Seeks Partners For Self-Driving Car

Google is seeking auto industry partners in its efforts to produce a fully autonomous car.

Artificial Intelligence Isn't a Threat – Yet
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Artificial Intelligence Isn't a Threat – Yet

New York University professor Gary Marcus says "superintelligent" machines are unlikely to arrive soon, but we already place a great deal of power in the hands...

Google Backs Second Quantum Computing Effort
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Google Backs Second Quantum Computing Effort

Scientists can't seem to agree on what a quantum computer is. But the uncertainty hasn't deterred Google from backing a second major effort in the field.

For Google's Self-Driving Cars, It's a Bumpy Trip
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For Google's Self-Driving Cars, It's a Bumpy Trip

The future of Google's pursuit of fully autonomous vehicles is being put into question by new California rules that forbid such vehicles from driving on public...

It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations
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It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations

The United Nations on Tuesday began its first-ever multinational convention on "lethal autonomous weapons systems." 

It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations
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It's Judgment Day For Killer Robots at the ­nited Nations

Has the age of the Robocop and Terminator arrived?

The Future of Brain Implants
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The Future of Brain Implants

What would you give for a retinal chip that let you see in the dark or for a next-generation cochlear implant that let you hear any conversation in a noisy restaurant...

Attempting to Code the Human Brain
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Attempting to Code the Human Brain

Somewhere, in a glass building several miles outside of San Francisco, a computer is imagining what a cow looks like.

How Real Is Spike Jonze's 'her'? Artificial Intelligence Experts Weigh In
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How Real Is Spike Jonze's 'her'? Artificial Intelligence Experts Weigh In

In Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated, futuristic film 'Her,' computers compose music, carry on seamless conversations with humans, organize emails instantaneously,...

Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It
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Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It

Amazon.com knows you so well it wants to ship your next package before you order it.

Robotics Expert Warns Future 'is Coming Much Faster Than We Think'
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Robotics Expert Warns Future 'is Coming Much Faster Than We Think'

Robotic technology itself may not be as challenging as the emerging social, ethical, and economic issues, says one robotics expert.

A Peek ­nder the Hood at the Brains of Self-Driving Cars
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A Peek ­nder the Hood at the Brains of Self-Driving Cars

What car maker today doesn't seem to have an autonomous car bumbling around its test lot?

­nderwater Drones Are Multiplying Fast
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­nderwater Drones Are Multiplying Fast

The next army of unmanned drones are scurrying beneath the ocean's surface.

A Revolution in the Making
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A Revolution in the Making

On a dark and stormy night two weeks ago in Schenectady, N.Y., Ken Hislop was relaxing at home when his cellphone suddenly began buzzing in his pocket. It was an...
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