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Artificial Intelligence Just Broke Steve Jobs’ Wall of Secrecy

The artificial intelligence researcher Russ Salakhutdinov made headlines today when he said was going to start publishing journal articles and spending time talking to academics. That wouldn’t be news, except Salakhutdinov works for Apple—a company famous for an extreme breed … Continue reading

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Only Amazon Could Make a Checkout-Free Grocery Store a Reality

On Monday, Amazon took the wraps off Amazon Go, a real-world grocery store that comes with a twist: there’s no checkout process. You just grab the stuff you want and walk out; the order posts to your Amazon account afterwards. … Continue reading

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Stellar Emerges From Shadow of Bitcoin to Find a Home Overseas

LeEco is like the Netflix of China—except it also sells phones, televisions, and cars. Now, it’s moving into the US after acquiring the stateside television maker Vizio. Unlike some Chinese tech giants that seem happy to focus on a domestic … Continue reading

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Uber Buys a Mysterious Startup to Make Itself an AI Company

Uber has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a two-year-old artificial intelligence startup that vows to surpass the deep learning systems under development at internet giants like Google and Facebook. But as this tiny AI lab slips into Uber’s increasingly vast and ambitious … Continue reading

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In OpenAI’s Universe, Computers Learn to Use Apps Like Humans Do

OpenAI, the billion-dollar San Francisco artificial intelligence lab backed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, just unveiled a new virtual world. It’s called Universe, and it’s a virtual world like no other. This isn’t a digital playground for humans. It’s a … Continue reading

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Trump Taps IBM and GM Chiefs in First-Ever Sign He Gets Tech Matters

For all his talk about bringing jobs back to the United States, President-elect Donald Trump has said virtually nothing about preparing Americans for the increasingly tech-driven jobs of the future. Even as he rails against trade’s impact on industries like … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Snowmobile Is Actually a Truck Hauling A Huge Hard Drive

Amazon has a new service that makes Google Fiber seem slow. And it rides on 18 wheels. Yes, today’s speediest internet connections make it faster to download movies than to go to the store and buy them. But downloading or … Continue reading

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The Carrier Deal Is Great—But Trump Hasn’t Saved Manufacturing Yet

President-elect Donald Trump has already kept one campaign promise, announcing Tuesday evening that he had struck a much-hyped deal to keep Carrier, which makes air conditioning and refrigeration products, from moving 1,000 manufacturing jobs from Indiana to Mexico. The news, … Continue reading

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Rejoice! You Can Download Netflix Shows Now For an Offline Binge Fix

Attention all Netflix users: you can now download shows and movies for offline viewing. This is not a drill. Want to binge Stranger Things or Orange Is the New Black, on an airplane or on the road heading home for … Continue reading

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Google’s AI Reads Retinas to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics

Getty Images Google’s artificial intelligence can play the ancient game of Go better than any human. It can identify faces, recognize spoken words, and pull answers to your questions from the web. But the promise is that this same kind … Continue reading

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