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AI Academic Warns on Brain Drain to Tech Groups
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AI Academic Warns on Brain Drain to Tech Groups

As artificial intelligence (AI) professionals increasingly seek positions within major technology companies, the exodus threatens to stall academic research in...

­S Military: Robot Wars
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­S Military: Robot Wars

When historians come to write about technological innovation in the first half of this century, they are likely to pay special attention to a US Navy drone called...

Computer Algorithm Created to Encode Human Memories
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Computer Algorithm Created to Encode Human Memories

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have spent 10 years developing an implant to help a brain encode memories...

Will Software that Writes Code Alter Tech's Script?
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Will Software that Writes Code Alter Tech's Script?

Several companies are promising to create software that will be able to do most of the grunt work of writing software on its own. 

Wearable Technology Finds Its Place on Campus
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Wearable Technology Finds Its Place on Campus

Several universities are experimenting with wearable technologies as a way to improve classroom instruction. 

Indonesian Techies Crowdsource Election Results
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Indonesian Techies Crowdsource Election Results

A trio of Indonesians working for international tech companies have used crowdsourcing to calculate a result for Indonesia's contested presidential election. 

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How to Raise a Personable Robot

Social roboticist Heather Knight's research focuses on making robots socially expressive so they can interact with people on a more personable level. 

Arms Deal Sets Limits on Cyber Technologies
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Arms Deal Sets Limits on Cyber Technologies

Additions to the Wassenaar Arrangement will require technology companies to get permission from governments to sell a range of security and surveillance software...

Japanese Robots Earn Their Keep
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Japanese Robots Earn Their Keep

Japanese researchers have developed a robot designed to provide assistance and companionship to human astronauts who spend months working in space.

Supercomputers: Battle of the Speed Machines
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Supercomputers: Battle of the Speed Machines

China is surging ahead of the United States in the race to build the world's fastest computers. 

Ibm Eyes 'big Data' Help For Brain Injury
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Ibm Eyes 'big Data' Help For Brain Injury

Aiming to leverage big data technology for the benefit of healthcare, IBM is working with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center physicians to develop data-analysis...

Business Opportunities Come From Big Data
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Business Opportunities Come From Big Data

Big data offers vast potential to disrupt existing businesses and create new ones, but to realize its potential inexpensive storage, faster processing, smarter...

Facebook Raises Fears with Ad Tracking
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Facebook Raises Fears with Ad Tracking

Facebook is working with a controversial data company called Datalogix that can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those...

Quantum Chip Breakthrough to Be Unveiled
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Quantum Chip Breakthrough to Be Unveiled

University of Bristol researchers say they have developed a quantum chip that will lead to the creation of completely secure mobile phones and super-fast computers...

Robotics: Androids Close the Gap With People
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Robotics: Androids Close the Gap With People

Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro recently led ATR in developing Elfoid P1, a prototype portable tele-operated android that is designed to convey the...

Supercomputing's Exascale Arms Race
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Supercomputing's Exascale Arms Race

The United States wants to achieve exaflop speeds for supercomputing, but China, the European Union, India, Japan, and Russia also have set their sights on exascale...

Founding Father Wants Secure 'internet 2'
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Founding Father Wants Secure 'internet 2'

A new version of the Internet might be the best way to defend against cyberattacks, says Internet co-founder Vint Cerf. 

'internet of Things' Is Set to Come
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'internet of Things' Is Set to Come

Oxfam charity shops will use technology developed by a U.K. consortium to create an Internet of things this fall. 

Invasion of the Body Hackers
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Invasion of the Body Hackers

Michael Galpert rolls over in bed in his New York apartment, the alarm clock still chiming. The 28-year-old internet entrepreneur slips off the headband that’s...

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Rules of Engagement For Cyberwars See Slow Progress

Rules of cyberwar engagement are lagging behind world powers' development of their cyberwarfare capabilities.  Meanwhile, cyberwarfare funding continues to rise...
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