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America's Crypto Battles
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America's Crypto Battles

John Miller reckons he can get into pretty much any safe.

Wendell Brooks on Preparing to Lead Intel Capital
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Wendell Brooks on Preparing to Lead Intel Capital

In an exclusive interview, he spoke to reporter Deborah Gage in San Diego, where about 1,200 of Intel's executives, portfolio companies, partners and customers...

David DiVincenzo on his Tenure at IBM and the Future of Quantum Computing
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David DiVincenzo on his Tenure at IBM and the Future of Quantum Computing

Theoretical physicist David DiVincenzo is widely viewed as one of the pioneers of quantum computing. He authored a 1996 paper (PDF) outlining five criteria he predicted...

Why Fully Autonomous Robot Cars Hail from the 20th Century
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Why Fully Autonomous Robot Cars Hail from the 20th Century

A vision of fully autonomous, self-driving cars allowing human owners to nap or read in the car seems to come from the future.

An Interview with Fred Brooks
From Communications of the ACM

An Interview with Fred Brooks

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Fred Brooks reflects on his career.

Max Schrems, Who Torpedoed Safe Harbor 1, Sees No Safe Harbor 2
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Max Schrems, Who Torpedoed Safe Harbor 1, Sees No Safe Harbor 2

He's just helped bring down a longstanding trans-Atlantic data-transfer pact used by thousands of businesses and Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems is already...

'Our Time to Lead': An Interview With Telle Whitney at Grace Hopper 2015
From ACM TechNews

'Our Time to Lead': An Interview With Telle Whitney at Grace Hopper 2015

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CEO Telle Whitney said 2015 is "our time to lead." 

What Machines Can Learn from People and We Can Learn from Them
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What Machines Can Learn from People and We Can Learn from Them

Guruduth Banavar is an executive at IBM leading the team developing a new generation of cognitive systems—don't call it artificial intelligence—known as Watson.

What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?
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What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?

The new movie "Steve Jobs" provides yet another take on the well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont,...

Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know
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Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know

Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is a Fundamental Human Right'
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is a Fundamental Human Right'

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently the world's most valuable company has been emphasizing another feature: privacy.

Three Questions With: Ames Laboratory Cybersecurity Manager Chris Strasburg
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Three Questions With: Ames Laboratory Cybersecurity Manager Chris Strasburg

Chris Strasburg discusses his role as computer protection program manager at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

'Martian' Author Andy Weir Figured Out Faster-Than-Light Travel for His New Novel
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'Martian' Author Andy Weir Figured Out Faster-Than-Light Travel for His New Novel

Readers and astrophysicists alike praised Andy Weir's The Martian for a fact-first approach to the sci-fi disaster model.

Who Is Driving Then?
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Who Is Driving Then?

In an interview, professors Hermann Winner and Walther Wachenfeld from the Technical University of Darmstadt's Automotive Engineering research group discuss autonomous...

Facebook's Cyborg Virtual Assistant Is Learning from Its Trainers
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Facebook's Cyborg Virtual Assistant Is Learning from Its Trainers

Late last month a few hundred lucky users of Facebook's mobile messaging app got an unusual new contact to talk with: M, a virtual assistant powered by a mixture...

Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace
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Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace

At the heart of capitalism is the concept of creative destruction.

How UIC Narrows Gender Gap Among Science, Technology Professors
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How UIC Narrows Gender Gap Among Science, Technology Professors

Mitra Dutta, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, explains how a $3.3 million NSF grant has improved UIC's...

I've Taught Computers to Paint Portraits — and How to Code
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I've Taught Computers to Paint Portraits — and How to Code

Falmouth University professor Simon Colton works with software that behaves in ways that would be deemed creative if observed in humans. In an interview, Colton...

The Next Not-So-Cold War: As Climate Change Heats Arctic, Nations Scramble for Control and Resources
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The Next Not-So-Cold War: As Climate Change Heats Arctic, Nations Scramble for Control and Resources

President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska on Monday for a three-day tour during which he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Alaska Arctic.

How Close Are We Really to a Robot-Run Society?
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How Close Are We Really to a Robot-Run Society?

From Rosie, the Jetsons' robot maid, to Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg in The Terminator, popular culture has frequently conceived of robots as having a human-like...
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