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The concept of time travel has always captured the imagination of physicists and laypersons alike. But is it really possible? Of course it is.
The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President Trump with crucial margins of support in 2016.
When a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant failed, leaking radioactive material into the atmosphere and water.
Imagine, if you will (and you should), a big American tech executive being detained over unspecified charges while on a trip to Beijing.
If you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the U.S.-China trade war is mainly about tariffs.
A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear within the next decade, a new report says. But leading experts still recommend the U.S…
Without artificial intelligence there wouldn't be much left of Facebook as we know it today.
In the fall of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson's administration announced a plan to consolidate hundreds of federal databases into one centralized National Data Bank.
A discussion of the rapidly evolving realm of machine learning.
Harvesting open source products and planting the next crop.
Considering the difficult technical and sociological issues affecting the regulation of artificial intelligence research and applications.
Permissionless innovation should be the governing policy for AI technologies.
Seeking to address a wider range of user requests toward task completion.
Discovery of a previously unknown replica of the legendary Swiss Millionaire calculating machine at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Some small steps that can make a big difference.
Looking at some use cases for the adoption of big data in industries that deal with physical things, and drawing …
Donald Trump is speaking Mandarin.
West was among the so-called "Hidden Figures" part of the …
The number of international students enrolling in U.S. graduate programs …