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I Never Thought I'd be Marching for Science
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I Never Thought I'd be Marching for Science

But the anti-science stance of the current administration — silencing scientists, removing data from federal websites, proposing drastic funding cuts — hits my...

Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?
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Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?

Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today's imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality...

The Future of Net Neutrality in Trump's America
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The Future of Net Neutrality in Trump's America

Now that President Trump has signed legislation repealing landmark federal privacy protections for Internet users, many in Washington are trying to decipher what...

There's Nowhere to Hide on the Internet
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There's Nowhere to Hide on the Internet

Sometime before dawn on March 29th, not too many hours after Congress approved legislation that allows Internet-service providers to sell your browsing historyInternet...

With New Technology, Mathematicians Turn Numbers Into Art
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With New Technology, Mathematicians Turn Numbers Into Art

Once upon a time, mathematicians imagined their job was to discover new mathematics and then let others explain it.

In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War
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In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War

As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the front-line town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous...

Trump Has Done Nothing to Fix America's Tech Talent Shortage
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Trump Has Done Nothing to Fix America's Tech Talent Shortage

President Trump's long-promised changes to the United States' high-skilled worker visa program may have to wait another year. For tech leaders, this decision to...

What If We Had Perfect Robot Referees
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What If We Had Perfect Robot Referees

Last month, Mark Clattenburg, who is generally regarded as one of the finest referees in professional soccer, left England's Premier League for a better-paying...

What to Expect Now That Internet Providers Can Collect and Sell Your Web Browser History
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What to Expect Now That Internet Providers Can Collect and Sell Your Web Browser History

After Congress handed President Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions...

How the Republicans Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers
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How the Republicans Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers

On Tuesday afternoon, while most people were focused on the latest news from the House Intelligence Committee, the House quietly voted to undo rules that keep internet...

War By Any Means: The Story of DARPA
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War By Any Means: The Story of DARPA

Shortly after arriving at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in April 1958, the new chief scientist presented a plan to the agency's director.

The Trump Administration's War on Science
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The Trump Administration's War on Science

"Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people," President Trump said in his speech to Congress last month, after summoning...

Evolution Strategies as a Scalable Alternative to Reinforcement Learning
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Evolution Strategies as a Scalable Alternative to Reinforcement Learning

We've discovered that evolution strategies (ES), an optimization technique that's been known for decades, rivals the performance of standard reinforcement learning...

What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur Today
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What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur Today

In his keynote address before the fifth edition of the Tech Open Air conference in Berlin in 2016, Kickstarter's cofounder and CEO Yancey Strickler suggests the...

Wanted: Toolsmiths
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Wanted: Toolsmiths

Seeking to use software, hardware, and algorithmic ingenuity to create unique domain-independent instruments.

The Chess Player Who Couldn't Pass the Salt
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The Chess Player Who Couldn't Pass the Salt

AI: Soft and hard, weak and strong, narrow and general. Dear KV,

Online Social Networks and Global Women's Empowerment
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Online Social Networks and Global Women's Empowerment

Mediating social change or reinforcing male hegemony?

The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here
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The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley's leading artificial intelligence labs.

Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Is a Threat to American Leadership
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Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Is a Threat to American Leadership

New immigration policies, coupled with xenophobic rhetoric and actions both before and after the election, are undoing the compact between the United States and...

No, Microwave Ovens Cannot Spy on You, for Lots of Reasons
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No, Microwave Ovens Cannot Spy on You, for Lots of Reasons

If you've been feeling a little paranoid lately—like even your standing mixer may be spying on you—rest assured that Trump senior counselor Kellyanne Conway shares...
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