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AI Suggested 40,000 New Chemical Weapons in Six Hours
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AI Suggested 40,000 New Chemical Weapons in Six Hours

Drug-developing artificial intelligence invents 40,000 potentially lethal molecules in quarter of a day.

Meta's Andrew Bosworth on Moving Facebook to the Metaverse
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Meta's Andrew Bosworth on Moving Facebook to the Metaverse

'The magnitude of technological shifts that we are trying to manifest here hasn't been attempted in a long time'

 Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse
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Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse

What happens when you lose the encrypted messaging app everyone uses?

Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files
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Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files

The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good

Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke
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Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke

Don't overthink it: It's just a distraction and an empty promise

Mark in the Metaverse
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Mark in the Metaverse

Facebook's CEO on why the social network is becoming 'a metaverse company.'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows

Microsoft CEO discusses efforts to make Windows 11 more flexible and open than predecessors.

Facebook's Calibra Is A Secret Weapon for Monetizing Its New Cryptocurrency
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Facebook's Calibra Is A Secret Weapon for Monetizing Its New Cryptocurrency

Facebook's announcement of a new cryptocurrency, Libra, and the nonprofit association that will oversee it raises questions about the future of global banking and...

After Alphago, What's Next For Ai?
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After Alphago, What's Next For Ai?

AlphaGo's victories against legendary Go player Lee Se-dol over the last few days mark a major milestone in AI research.

Edward Snowden Issues 'call to Arms' For Tech Companies in Secret Sxsw Meeting
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Edward Snowden Issues 'call to Arms' For Tech Companies in Secret Sxsw Meeting

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was a highlight of last year's SXSW, where he gave one of his first public speeches. This year, Snowden was back at SXSW—but only...

Will the Internet of Things Finally Kill Privacy?
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Will the Internet of Things Finally Kill Privacy?

In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report...

For Amusement Only: The Life and Death of the American Arcade
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For Amusement Only: The Life and Death of the American Arcade

If you’ve never been inside a "real" arcade, it could be hard to distinguish one from say, oh, a Dave & Buster's. Authenticity is a hard nut to crack, but there...

Rapture of the Nerds: Will the Singularity Turn ­S Into Gods or End the Human Race?
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Rapture of the Nerds: Will the Singularity Turn ­S Into Gods or End the Human Race?

Hundreds of the world’s brightest minds—engineers from Google and IBM, hedge funds quants, and Defense Department contractors building artificial intelligence—were...

Neal Stephenson on Kickstarter, Swordfighting, and the Big Novel's Staying Power
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Neal Stephenson on Kickstarter, Swordfighting, and the Big Novel's Staying Power

The first line in any story about Neal Stephenson will reference his massive, massively complicated, and massively successful novels.
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