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Mind vs. Machine
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Mind vs. Machine

In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial...

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What Is Artificial Intelligence?

In the category "What Do You Know?," for $1 million: This four-year-old upstart the size of a small R.V. has digested 200 million pages of data about everything...

How Watson Works: A Conversation With Eric Brown, IBM Research Manager
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How Watson Works: A Conversation With Eric Brown, IBM Research Manager

IBM's deep Question Answering system, codenamed Watson, will compete against humans in Jeopardy! tournaments in February. IBM's Eric Brown says that Jeopardy!...

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Hackers Find New Way to Cheat on Wall Street

High-frequency trading networks, which complete stock market transactions in microseconds, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers who can inject tiny amounts...

An Interview with Frances E. Allen
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An Interview with Frances E. Allen

Frances E. Allen, recipient of the 2006 ACM A.M. Turing Award, reflects on her career.

IBM's Single-Processor Supercomputer Efforts
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IBM's Single-Processor Supercomputer Efforts

Imagine a CPU designed to issue and execute up to seven instructions per clock cycle, with a clock rate 10 times faster than the reigning supercomputer. This is...

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What We're Driving At

Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is...

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Robots vs. Suicide Terrorists

In February 2008, a pair of suicide bombers struck the Israeli town of Dimona. One of the attackers detonated his explosive vest, killing an Israeli, and injuring...

Google's Earth
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Google's Earth

"I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions," said the search giant's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, in a recent and controversial...

Dennis Shasha: Nature Can Improve Our Computers
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Dennis Shasha: Nature Can Improve Our Computers

New York University computer science professor Dennis Shasha thinks the future of computing lies in a synthesis with nature. He believes the next big leap in computing...

The First Church of Robotics
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The First Church of Robotics

This constant stream of stories about artificial intelligence suggests that machines are becoming smart and autonomous, a new form of life, and that we should...

Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?
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Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?

The growing role of artificial agents necessitates modifying legal frameworks to better address human interests.

Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution
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Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution

Robotics will inspire dramatic changes in the CS curriculum.

Is Computer Science Truly Scientific?
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Is Computer Science Truly Scientific?

Reflections on the (experimental) scientific method in computer science.

Work Life in the Robotic Age
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Work Life in the Robotic Age

Technological change results in changes in expectations, in this case affecting the workplace.

Why Minority Report Was Spot On
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Why Minority Report Was Spot On

The launch of Microsoft's new Kinect games system, which allows players to run, jump, punch and shoot without having to wear strange clothing or hold any kind of...

My (brief) Life as a Robot
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My (brief) Life as a Robot

On Wednesday I attended a Silicon Valley press conference dressed as a robot. Actually I was physically in New York City and virtually in Menlo Park, Calif. For...

An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum
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An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Edward A. Feigenbaum, a pioneer in the field of expert systems, reflects on his career.

The Resurgence of Parallelism
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The Resurgence of Parallelism

Parallel computation is making a comeback after a quarter century of neglect. Past research can be put to quick use today.

How the ­.s. Military Can Win the Robotic Revolution
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How the ­.s. Military Can Win the Robotic Revolution

One of the great conundrums of war and technology is the odd fact that there is no such thing as a permanent first-mover advantage.
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