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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.

The Cyborg Insects Are Coming!
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The Cyborg Insects Are Coming!

Telepathic helmets. Grid-computing swarms of cyborg insects, some for surveillance, some with lethal stingers. New cognitive-enhancement drugs. (What? AdderallProvigil...

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Rest in Peas: The ­nrecognized Death of Speech Recognition

The accuracy of computer speech recognition flat-lined in 2001, before reaching human levels. The funding plug was pulled, but no funeral, no text-to-speech eulogy...

So, How Real Are Robots?
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So, How Real Are Robots?

Robots can do all kinds of tasks, from folding clothes to fighting wars. But a professor says we should consider the ethics of unleashing robots.

So, How Real Are Robots?
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So, How Real Are Robots?

Robots can do all kinds of tasks, from folding clothes to fighting wars. But a professor says we should consider the ethics of unleashing robots.

Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You
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Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You

A humanoid robot will visit space for the first time in September aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA announced Wednesday. The Robonaut 2, which was co-developed...

Q&A: Systematic Thinking
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Q&A: Systematic Thinking

Andrew S. Tanenbaum talks about MINIX, microkernels, and electronic voting systems.

The Grill: Tom Mitchell
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The Grill: Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell, head of Carnegie Mellon University's Machine Learning Department, says that advances in machine learning could bring about a transformation in psychology...

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Robots Will Replace All Workers in 25 Years: Futurist

Cisco Systems futurist Dave Evans says the future of computing includes robots replacing all workers in 25 years. Evans also predicts that in five years people...

Humobots in Space
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Humobots in Space

Despite the cancellation of NASA's back-to-the-moon program, the next steps on the moon will likely be taken sometime in the next decade under human control. It's...

Artificial Intelligence Is More Than Just Talk For Google's Top Inventor
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Artificial Intelligence Is More Than Just Talk For Google's Top Inventor

Peter Norvig, head of research for Google, says that humans will soon be talking to computers. Norvig notes that humans and computers are already communicating...

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists
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100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists

Thanks to the Internet, this list of 100 incredible lectures in the areas of astronomy, biology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, physics, environment, and technology...

Generations Homo-Zapiens
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Generations Homo-Zapiens

Information technology (IT) will become increasingly organic and humans will get closer to technology, predicts Eurotech Spa President and CEO Roberto Siagri. By...

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Steering Self-Learning Distance Algorithms

The concept of distance expresses the distortion measure between any pair of entities lying in a common space. Distances...

Wolfram's Search Goal: Compute All
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Wolfram's Search Goal: Compute All

Stephen Wolfram has set the ambitious goal of converting the global corpus of knowledge into a computable format through WolframAlpha.com, a computational knowledge...

Q&A: The Networker
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Q&A: The Networker

Jon Kleinberg talks about algorithms, information flow, and the connections between Web search and social networks.

A Conversation with David E. Shaw
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A Conversation with David E. Shaw

Stanford professor Pat Hanrahan sits down with the noted hedge fund founder, computational biochemist, and (above all) computer scientist.

An Interview with Maurice Wilkes
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An Interview with Maurice Wilkes

Maurice Wilkes, the designer and builder of the EDSAC, passed away on Nov. 29 at age 97. He reflects on his career in this 2009 interview.
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