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An odd-looking bipedal bot, created by a Japanese subsidiary of Alphabet, can climb stairs and carry heavy objects around a home.
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Images from inside an artificial neural network help explain why a technique called deep learning is enabling software to see.
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Researchers used a brain-computer interface to give a man control over his paralyzed hand. <
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