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A Worthwhile Contest For Artificial Intelligence
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A Worthwhile Contest For Artificial Intelligence

If IBM's Watson machine defeats people on TV's Jeopardy this week, does that mean that computers are smarter than humans? Maybe not. But the performance could...

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Bing Is Copying Your Clicks, Not Google's Results

Google's results can be accessed because Bing is snooping on IE users.

The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta
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The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta

How the inventor of the PalmPilot studied the workings of the human brain to help companies turn a deluge of data into business intelligence.

Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks
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Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks

Two experts lay out the facts surrounding the controversy.

Why China's New Supercomputer Isn't Actually the World's Fastest
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Why China's New Supercomputer Isn't Actually the World's Fastest

Peak performance doesn't equal sustained performance, and the NVIDIA GPUs in the Tianhe 1A are especially bad at the latter.

Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga
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Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga

There's already debate about whether Wikileaks's release of 92,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan was more of a milestone in the annals of national...

How Html5 Will Shake Up the Web
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How Html5 Will Shake Up the Web

HTML5, the next version of the markup language used to build Web pages, has attracted attention for its ability to show video inside a Web browser without using...

Q&A: Intel CEO Paul Otellini
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Q&A: Intel CEO Paul Otellini

Intel CEO Paul Otellini is concerned that U.S. technological and economic competitiveness is eroding due to long-term neglect of support for education, research...

A Less Personal Computer
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A Less Personal Computer

In Web parlance, "chrome" is the part of the browser that surrounds the page: the address bar, the "Back" button, and those all-important bookmarks. Chrome is also...

Less Is More in Google's Os
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Less Is More in Google's Os

"Chromium OS" is the open-source version of the new Chrome OS that Google is developing for netbooks, tablets, and other lightweight machines. It's built from...

How Secure Is Cloud Computing?
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How Secure Is Cloud Computing?

The recent ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop was the first event devoted specifically to the security of cloud computing systems. Speaker Whitfield Diffie,...

Humanity Close to Passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test?
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Humanity Close to Passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test?

Researchers at the University of Paderborn in Germany say they have moved closer to passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test. Posed by Douglas Hofstadter in 1982, the...
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