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Google Home Max review

Google Home Max review  The Max sounds good. But is it $399 good? On the whole, it’s a solid offering. It isn’t a flashy speaker from a design perspective, but the audio is loud and clear, and the bass bumps like a mofo. Read More  The Max sounds good. But is it $399 good? On…
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Gift Guide: Last minute gifts and stocking stuffers that are actually good

Gift Guide: Last minute gifts and stocking stuffers that are actually good  We’ve only got a few more days until Christmas, and maybe you’re starting get a little nervous about all the folks who are still on your gift-giving list. Sure, they might not be your closest friends or best-loved family members… but you can’t…
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Do Our Brains Use Deep Learning to Make Sense of the World?

Do Our Brains Use Deep Learning to Make Sense of the World? The first time Dr. Blake Richards heard about deep learning, he was convinced that he wasn’t just looking at a technique that would revolutionize artificial intelligence. He also knew he was looking at something fundamental about the human brain. That was the early…
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The Hidden Human Workforce Powering Machine Intelligence

The Hidden Human Workforce Powering Machine Intelligence The tech industry touts its ability to automate tasks and remove slow and expensive humans from the equation. But in the background, a lot of the legwork training machine learning systems, solving problems software can’t, and cleaning up its mistakes is still done by people. This was highlighted…
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How One of Silicon Valley’s Oldest Companies Survived Tech’s Biggest Transitions

How One of Silicon Valley’s Oldest Companies Survived Tech’s Biggest Transitions In an industry that celebrates newcomers and disruptors, tech companies over a decade old take on the air of grizzled veterans. Still, some Silicon Valley companies manage to ride out the cycles. Founded in 1939 and still going, Hewlett Packard is famous for its…
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This Self-Driving AI Is Learning to Drive Almost Entirely in a Virtual World

This Self-Driving AI Is Learning to Drive Almost Entirely in a Virtual World I don’t have to open the doors of AImotive’s white 2015 Prius to see that it’s not your average car. This particular Prius has been christened El Capitan, the name written below the rear doors, and two small cameras are mounted on…
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The Enormous Promise and Peril of Bioengineering’s Pandora’s Box

The Enormous Promise and Peril of Bioengineering’s Pandora’s Box We’re standing on the threshold of extraordinary capability in synthetic biology. CRISPR-Cas9, the genome editing technique discovered in 2014, is at the forefront of this newfound potential for innovation. These advancements provide an opportunity to solve problems in food supply, disease, genetics, and—the most tantalizing and…
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through December 16)

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through December 16) BITCOIN Bitcoin Is a Delusion That Could Conquer the WorldDerek Thompson | The Atlantic “What seems most certain is that the future of money will test our conventional definitions—of currencies, of bubbles, and of initial offerings. What’s happening this month with bitcoin feels like…
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Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious?

Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious? Forget about today’s modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts of data in…
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The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen

The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only going to increase, eventually threatening us as well—if it isn’t already. The Great…
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