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He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing?
May 23rd, 2017, 07:11 PM
Todd Holmdahl says that starting from behind won’t keep Microsoft from winning the race to commercialize quantum computing.
Curiosity May Be Vital for Truly Smart AI
May 22nd, 2017, 07:11 PM
Making machines inquisitive could improve their ability to perform important complex tasks.
Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud
May 21st, 2017, 07:11 PM
Tech companies think biology may solve a looming data storage problem.
StarCraft Pros Are Ready to Battle AI
May 18th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Elite players of the strategy game reveal how they would fight high-level AI bots created by DeepMind, Facebook, and other tech companies.
Patching the Electric Grid
May 18th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Our electric supply is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, and new technologies aim to sound the alarm earlier.
Trump Efforts to Blunt Climate Tool Likely to Provoke Legal Backlash
May 16th, 2017, 07:11 PM
The administration wants to weaken the “social cost of carbon” as it looks to overhaul Obama’s climate regulations.
An AI Ally to Combat Bullying in Virtual Worlds
May 15th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Startup Spirit AI says it has a solution to the growing problem of harassment in online games: a sensitive bot.
Why I Left the Hospital System and Started Working in Telemedicine
May 14th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Behind one woman’s decision to pursue a medical career at a San Francisco Internet startup.
An Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well
May 11th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Training software to accurately sum up information in documents could have great impact in many fields, such as medicine, law, and scientific research.
How Encrypted Weather Data Could Help Corporate Blockchain Dreams Come True
May 11th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Banks and investors have sunk millions into the idea that blockchain programs called smart contracts can make finance and other industries more efficient.
Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats Up
May 10th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Chip maker Nvidia leads the race to power the machine-learning gold rush, but competition is coming from tech giants and startups.
Million-Dollar Prize Hints at How Machine Learning May Someday Spot Cancer
May 8th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Chinese researchers have developed an algorithm that could help make lung cancer diagnosis less error-prone.
The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump
May 7th, 2017, 07:11 PM
China’s BYD has huge market share and the backing of Warren Buffett, but a recent drop in government subsidies is hurting sales of its electric cars.
Digital Advertising Takes a Hit
May 4th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Big-name advertisers have begun to question whether they’ve placed too much faith—and money—in targeted advertising.
Reinventing Rice for a World Transformed by Climate Change
May 4th, 2017, 07:11 PM
UC Davis plant geneticist Pamela Ronald wants to create rice varieties that can survive in harsher conditions, including more frequent droughts.
The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing
April 24th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Desktop Metal thinks its machines will give designers and manufacturers a practical and affordable way to print metal parts.
James Allison Has Unfinished Business with Cancer
April 23rd, 2017, 07:11 PM
Why do most patients fail to respond to the newest cures?
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
April 10th, 2017, 07:11 PM
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
We Need More Alternatives to Facebook
April 9th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Chastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful?
We Need More Alternatives to Facebook
April 9th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Chastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful?