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What It Will Take For Computers to Be Conscious
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What It Will Take For Computers to Be Conscious

Is a worm conscious? How about a bumblebee? Does a computer that can play chess "feel" anything?

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch
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A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter's pants, in conversation, nodding.

'glass Brain' Offers Tours of the Space Between Your Ears
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'glass Brain' Offers Tours of the Space Between Your Ears

Former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart takes pride in his brain.

The Google Formula For Success
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The Google Formula For Success

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?

Cyborgs: The Truth About Human Augmentation
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Cyborgs: The Truth About Human Augmentation

At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in central London.

Jeff Hawkins on Why His Approach to AI Will Become the Approach to AI
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Jeff Hawkins on Why His Approach to AI Will Become the Approach to AI

In an interview, Numenta founder Jeff Hawkins says he expects his vision of brain-inspired artificial intelligence (AI) to win out over other approaches. He says...

The Toughest Case: What If Osama Bin Laden Had an Iphone?
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The Toughest Case: What If Osama Bin Laden Had an Iphone?

In rebuking Apple and Google for their new smartphone encryption polices on Thursday, FBI Director James B. Comey became the latest law enforcement official to...

When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger.

A Computer Scientist Tells Mathematicians How To Write Proofs
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A Computer Scientist Tells Mathematicians How To Write Proofs

Believe it or not, I do have friends who would describe themselves as not liking math, and every so often one of them will share this meme on Facebook: And then...

Three Questions with the Ceo of D-Wave
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Three Questions with the Ceo of D-Wave

Vern Brownell, CEO of quantum computing startup D-Wave, says the company now has customers using its computers to tackle real problems.

A Turing Tale
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A Turing Tale

Assessing the accuracy of popular descriptions of Alan Turing's influences and legacy.

Disrupting and Transforming the University
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Disrupting and Transforming the University

Higher education institutions must modify their business models in response to technology-driven influences.

Vendor: Vidi, Vici
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Vendor: Vidi, Vici

Some hidden costs of outsourcing.

Outsourcing Responsibility
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Outsourcing Responsibility

What do you do when your debugger fails you?

Risks and Myths of Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage
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Risks and Myths of Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage

Considering existing and new types of risks inherent in cloud services.

The Bitcoin Ecosystem
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The Bitcoin Ecosystem

Speculating on how the Bitcoin economy might evolve.

Q&A: Finding Themes
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Q&A: Finding Themes

ACM-Infosys Foundation Award recipient David Blei recalls the origins of his famous topic model, its extensions, and its uses in areas that continue to amaze him...

Soft Infrastructure Challenges to Scientific Knowledge Discovery
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Soft Infrastructure Challenges to Scientific Knowledge Discovery

Seeking to overcome nontechnical challenges to the scientific enterprise.

Exploratory Engineering in Artificial Intelligence
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Exploratory Engineering in Artificial Intelligence

Using theoretical models to plan for AI safety.

Learning For the New Digital Age
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Learning For the New Digital Age

Digital machines are automating knowledge work at an accelerating pace. How shall we learn and stay relevant?
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