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Computers That Speak Your Language

June 2003

Voice recognition that finally holds up its end of a conversation is revolutionizing customer service. Now the goal is to make natural language the way to find any type of information, anywhere.

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  • An international project to map genetic differences between population groups could be an invaluable resource for treating human disease. But will it perpetuate ethnic stereotypes?
  • Technology makers are tamperproofing products to make them secure and prevent pirating-and are stifling innovation in the process.
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    Pinpoint Weather

    Cheap computer power and high-tech observation systems mean precise forecasts, offering consumers personalized reports and saving weather-sensitive businesses millions.
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    The Deceit Detector

    University of Pennsylvania biophysicist Britton Chance demonstrates the latest in lie detection technology.

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