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Coming Technology Will Likely Destroy Millions of Jobs. Is Trump Ready?
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Coming Technology Will Likely Destroy Millions of Jobs. Is Trump Ready?

American manufacturing job losses to China and Mexico were a major theme of the presidential campaign, and President Trump has followed up on his promise to pressure...

How Trump's Immigration Rules Will Hurt the U.s. Tech Sector
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How Trump's Immigration Rules Will Hurt the U.s. Tech Sector

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday issuing a temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, it went into effect...

Peer Review Has Its Shortcomings, But AI Is a Risky Fix
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Peer Review Has Its Shortcomings, But AI Is a Risky Fix

We should think twice before allowing autonomous AI systems to decide what research warrants publication.

Stop Scapegoating, Start Educating
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Stop Scapegoating, Start Educating

As we look ahead to the Trump presidency, instead of scapegoating, we need significant investments in a sustainable education strategy that prepares youths to effectively...

Fostering Creativity Through Computing
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Fostering Creativity Through Computing

How creative thinking tools and computing can be used to support creative human endeavors.

He Helped Create the 'google Brain.' Here's What He Thinks About AI Now
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He Helped Create the 'google Brain.' Here's What He Thinks About AI Now

Trucks that can drive themselves along delivery routes. Computers capable of defeating world champions in a notoriously complex game. Apps that can translate sentences...

At Ces 2017, You Have to Ask: What Makes a Robot a Robot?
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At Ces 2017, You Have to Ask: What Makes a Robot a Robot?

Tall, small, dancing, singing, cleaning, sassy, silly, cute and scary—CES 2017 was awash with robots.

Here's What Happens to Tech in 2017 (unless 2016 Was All a Dream)
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Here's What Happens to Tech in 2017 (unless 2016 Was All a Dream)

What does 2017 hold for the world of tech and media?

Computer Science in 2017: Going Beyond the Hour of Code
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Computer Science in 2017: Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Where do you hope education technology will go in 2017? What aspects of curriculum or community might get us there?

Best Books of 2016
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Best Books of 2016

Our editors' picks for the best books of 2016, and some they're eagerly anticipating.

Building Jarvis
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Building Jarvis

My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run my home—like Jarvis in Iron Man.

Colossal Genius
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Colossal Genius: Tutte, Flowers, and a Bad Imitation of Turing

Reflections on pioneering code-breaking efforts.

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at X, on the Future of Ai, Robots, and Coffeemakers
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Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at X, on the Future of Ai, Robots, and Coffeemakers

Astro Teller has an unusual way of starting a new project: He tries to kill it.

Nailing Smoke
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Nailing Smoke

Curation at the bleeding edge of technology.

Mentoring Female Assistant Professors Enhances Their Success
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Mentoring Female Assistant Professors Enhances Their Success

A randomized controlled trial validates many of the practices used to retain women in academia.

Assessing Abstraction Skills
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Assessing Abstraction Skills

What makes a good question?

(Mis)Managing Parallel Computing Research Through EU Project Funding
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(Mis)Managing Parallel Computing Research Through EU Project Funding

Considering the possible negative long-term effects of EU projects on European scientific culture.

Trump's Populism Is Only the Beginning. Here Come the Robots. 
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Trump's Populism Is Only the Beginning. Here Come the Robots. 

Donald Trump's win is a wake-up call that voters are angry with a system that's made middle-class jobs tougher to come by, and increased inequality.

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Spark a Tech Brain Drain
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Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Spark a Tech Brain Drain

Clément Garnier doesn't know how much time he has left.

Facebook Fake News Row: Mark Zuckerberg Is a Politician Now
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Facebook Fake News Row: Mark Zuckerberg Is a Politician Now

I've long suspected that Mark Zuckerberg, who often refers to himself as the "leader" of Facebook, has dreams of high office.
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