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What 'the Imitation Game' Didn't Tell You About Turing's Greatest Triumph
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What 'the Imitation Game' Didn't Tell You About Turing's Greatest Triumph

Freeman Dyson, 91, the famed physicist, author and oracle of human destiny, is holding forth after tea-time one February afternoon in the common room of the Institute...

The Robot That Knows When to Swipe Right
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The Robot That Knows When to Swipe Right

I have come to think of Tinder as a sort algorithm for the mind.

Astro Teller, Google's ‘captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X
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Astro Teller, Google's ‘captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X

Google is all over the place.

Work in an Age of Robots
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Work in an Age of Robots

What you are about to read was written by a human. Honest.

The Future of Virtual Sex
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The Future of Virtual Sex

Is another human being necessary for satisfying sex?

Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever
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Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever

Technology giants often meet their end not with a bang but a whimper, a slow, imperceptible descent into irrelevancy that may not immediately be reflected in the...

How Moore's Law Made Google Possible
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How Moore's Law Made Google Possible

Gordon Moore's famous calculation of the gains in power and economy that would drive chip production continues to have profound implications for every enterprise...

Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence
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Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence

Years ago I had coffee with a friend who ran a startup.

Google Brain's Co-Inventor Tells Why He's Building Chinese Neural Networks
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Google Brain's Co-Inventor Tells Why He's Building Chinese Neural Networks

To chat with Andrew Ng I almost have to tackle him.

AI Will Not Kill ­s, Says Microsoft Research Chief
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AI Will Not Kill ­s, Says Microsoft Research Chief

Microsoft Research's chief has said he thinks artificial intelligence systems could achieve consciousness, but has played down the threat to human life.

Will Autocomplete Make You Too Predictable?
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Will Autocomplete Make You Too Predictable?

Do you know what you really want?

Ex Machina: Quest to Create an AI Takes No Prisoners
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Ex Machina: Quest to Create an AI Takes No Prisoners

It's a rare thing to see a movie about science that takes no prisoners intellectually.

'soft' Artificial Intelligence Is Suddenly Everywhere
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'soft' Artificial Intelligence Is Suddenly Everywhere


The Voice-Activated Video Game
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The Voice-Activated Video Game

When he was in grad school, the roboticist Daniel Wilson installed 150 binary sensors in his house.

Rosie or Jarvis: The Future of the Smart Home Is Still in the Air
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Rosie or Jarvis: The Future of the Smart Home Is Still in the Air

The tech industry once again can't decide: When it comes to the home of the future, will it have a centralized computer telling you when to mop floors, clean windows...

Death By Robot
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Death By Robot

Imagine it's a Sunday in the not-too-distant future.

Robots Are Sneaking ­p On Congress (along with Four Other Tech Trends)
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Robots Are Sneaking ­p On Congress (along with Four Other Tech Trends)

One of the best Twitter accounts inside the Beltway or out—belongs to former representativeJohn Dingell (D-Mich.), who announced his retirement with self-effacing...

A 100-Year Study of Artificial Intelligence? Microsoft Research's Eric Horvitz Explains
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A 100-Year Study of Artificial Intelligence? Microsoft Research's Eric Horvitz Explains

It's challenging enough to sustain any scientific study for a decade. Now Eric Horvitz, managing director of the Microsoft Research lab in Redmond, Washington,...

How to Design the Fighter Cockpit of Tomorrow
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How to Design the Fighter Cockpit of Tomorrow

If you think your office needs a lick of paint and some new furniture, spare a thought for fighter pilots.

2014 in Computing: Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence
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2014 in Computing: Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence

The holy grail of artificial intelligence—creating software that comes close to mimicking human intelligence—remains far off. But 2014 saw major strides in machine...
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