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Automation Makes ­S Dumb
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Automation Makes ­S Dumb

Artificial intelligence has arrived.

Baidu's Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley
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Baidu's Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Six months ago, Chinese Internet-search giant Baidu signaled its ambitions to innovate by opening an artificial-intelligence center in Silicon Valley, in Google's...

Artificial Intelligence as a Threat
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Artificial Intelligence as a Threat

Ebola sounds like the stuff of nightmares. Bird flu and SARS also send shivers down my spine.

Ft Interview with Google Co-Founder and Ceo Larry Page
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Ft Interview with Google Co-Founder and Ceo Larry Page

Wouldn't the world be a happier place if 90 per cent of the people with jobs put their feet up instead and left the robots to do the work?

What Is It Like to Control a Robotic Arm with a Brain Implant?
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What Is It Like to Control a Robotic Arm with a Brain Implant?

Jan Scheuermann is not your average experimental subject.

The Robot in the Cloud: A Conversation With Ken Goldberg
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The Robot in the Cloud: A Conversation With Ken Goldberg

University of California, Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg is establishing a research center that will focus on developing surgical robots.

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally ­nleashed AI on the World
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally ­nleashed AI on the World

A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the fast-arriving, long...

Could Robots Become Too Cute For Comfort?
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Could Robots Become Too Cute For Comfort?

Would you share your innermost secret with a robot?

William Gibson Writes the Future
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William Gibson Writes the Future

William Gibson lives in an overwhelmingly green suburb with old-money roots south of Vancouver's downtown, and it is in this suburb that I am currently wandering...

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts
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Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable to a national epidemic of collapsing bridges.

Q&a With Futurist Martine Rothblatt
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Q&a With Futurist Martine Rothblatt

In an interview, satellite radio pioneer and futurist Martine Rothblatt says she believes there is little doubt humans will eventually invent ways to create virtual...

To Siri, With Love
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To Siri, With Love

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri.

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?

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 History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World
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The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World

These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft.

Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.i.?
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Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.i.?

When I was 12, I invented a superhero named Boy Genius, a guy my age who awakens one morning with access to 100 percent of his brain power.

You Should Be Terrified of Superintelligent Machines
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You Should Be Terrified of Superintelligent Machines

In the recent discussion over the risks of developing superintelligent machines—that is, machines with general intelligence greater than that of humans—two narratives...

Our Cyborg Future
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Our Cyborg Future

In June 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Riley v. California, in which the justices unanimously ruled that police officers may not, without a...
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