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Intelligent Machines

Inside an Intergalactic Video Game, a Search for Real Alien Worlds

Showing that algorithms are often no match for human vision, players of EVE Online will sift through satellite imagery in a vast citizen science hunt for exoplanets.

Intelligent Machines

Facebook’s Perfect, Impossible Chatbot

Facebook is quietly trying to develop the most useful virtual assistant ever, in a project that illustrates the current limitations of artificial intelligence.

Connectivity

Google’s Verily Unveils a Health Watch for Research

The watch collects your heart rate and rhythms, but it only tells you the time and date.

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Business Impact

How an Overreaction to Terrorism Can Hurt Cybersecurity

Encryption could have prevented some of the worst cyberattacks. Giving back doors to law enforcement will make matters worse, argues Bruce Schneier.

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Sustainable Energy

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