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How Do You Win An Argument? IBM’s New AI Has a Formula

How Do You Win An Argument? IBM’s New AI Has a Formula Anyone who’s spent even a little time on the internet lately may feel like there’s a little too much “debate”—much of which descends into ad hominem insults. At the same time, there’s increasing concern around automation displacing humans in the world of work.…
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MIT’s New Voiceless Interface Can Read the Words in Your Head

MIT’s New Voiceless Interface Can Read the Words in Your Head The way we interact with the technology in our lives is getting progressively more seamless. If typing terms or addresses into your phone wasn’t easy enough, now you can just tell Siri to do the search or pull up the directions for you. Don’t…
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The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?

The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement? Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ourselves through seemingly mundane activities such as exercising, meditating, or consuming performance-enhancing drugs, such as caffeine…
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The 10 Grand Challenges Facing Robotics in the Next Decade

The 10 Grand Challenges Facing Robotics in the Next Decade Robotics research has been making great strides in recent years, but there are still many hurdles to the machines becoming a ubiquitous presence in our lives. The journal Science Robotics has now identified 10 grand challenges the field will have to grapple with to make that…
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This Neural Network Built by Japanese Researchers Can ‘Read Minds’

This Neural Network Built by Japanese Researchers Can ‘Read Minds’ It already seems a little like computers can read our minds; features like Google’s auto-complete, Facebook’s friend suggestions, and the targeted ads that appear while you’re browsing the web sometimes make you wonder, “How did they know?” For better or worse, it seems we’re slowly…
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