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A Darker Theme in Obama's Farewell: Automation Can Divide ­S
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A Darker Theme in Obama's Farewell: Automation Can Divide ­S

Underneath the nostalgia and hope in President Obama's farewell address Tuesday night was a darker theme: the struggle to help the people on the losing end of technological...

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.
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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out...

Silicon Valley's Culture, Not Its Companies, Dominates in China
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Silicon Valley's Culture, Not Its Companies, Dominates in China

The majesty of the Golden Gate, the windy chill of Alcatraz, the tourist hubbub of Pier 39—Zhao Haoyu’s itinerary for San Francisco had it all.

Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World
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Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World

The vision of the so-called internet of things—giving all sorts of physical things a digital makeover—has been years ahead of reality. But that gap is closing fast...

A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa
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A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa

Sidy Ndao aims to advance science, technology, engineering, and math skills in West Africa by organizing events such as the Pan-African Robotics Competition. 

Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence
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Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence

In its quest to maintain a United States military advantage, the Pentagon is aggressively turning to Silicon Valley’s hottest technology—artificial intelligence...

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
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Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours

Eight prominent women activists from Silicon Valley have unveiled the Project employee diversity campaign.

The Minecraft Generation
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The Minecraft Generation

The extremely popular Minecraft computer game is turning children into a generation of computing tinkerers and engineers.

Taking Baby Steps Toward Software That Reasons Like Humans
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Taking Baby Steps Toward Software That Reasons Like Humans

Richard Socher appeared nervous as he waited for his artificial intelligence program to answer a simple question: "Is the tennis player wearing a cap?"

At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest
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At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest

After hackers breached the computer network of the U.C.L.A. medical center last summer, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and her office...

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88
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Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist's thirst for knowledge with a philosopher's quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that...

Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief
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Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin's nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google's Solve for X conference...

'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists
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'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists

Kaleigh Clary, a computer science graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, drove down to offer a day of free work for the American Museum of...

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

Large Companies Game H-1b Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the ­.s.
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Large Companies Game H-1b Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the ­.s.

Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur...

The Crispr Quandary
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The Crispr Quandary

One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a...

Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age
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Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age

Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice, and no place, save the Library of Congress, can match the collection at Harvard's Law School Library...

Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests 'spooky Action' Is Real.
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Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests 'spooky Action' Is Real.

In a landmark study, scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported they have conducted an experiment they say proves one of the most...

Museum Specimens Find New Life Online
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Museum Specimens Find New Life Online

In a brightly lit room on the third floor of the Museum of Natural History here, stacks of wooden drawers are covered in glass, some panes so dusty that it is difficult...

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.
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Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.

At the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Catharine A. Conley has a lofty job title: planetary protection officer.
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