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One startup’s approach to teaching computers to learn shows the value of applying new ideas to machine learning.
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Defense secretary Ashton Carter boasts that cyber operations will help take down ISIS – opening a new era in U.S. warfare.
- How WeChat Is Extending China’s School Days Well into the Night
New homework assignments at 7 p.m., corrections due by midnight: how teachers, parents, and students in some schools in China are using WeChat to perpetuate round-the-clock pressure.
- How Carbon Dioxide from the Air Can Boost Batteries
Researchers employ a novel electrochemical process to make carbon nanotubes from ambient carbon dioxide and use them to boost battery performance.
- The Artificially Intelligent Doctor Will Hear You Now
U.K.-based startup Babylon will launch an app later this year that will listen to your symptoms and provide medical advice. Will it help or hinder the health-care system?
- Why Solar Giant SunEdison Might Be Doomed
Once one of the biggest names in solar, the troubled energy company faces lawsuits, huge debts, and possible bankruptcy.
- A Bitcoin-Style Currency for Central Banks
The Bank of England asked researchers to invent a digital currency with a more centralized design. <
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How AI could solve supply chain shortages and save Christmas
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These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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