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    1. Veritas Genomics Scoops Up an AI Company to Sort Out Its Dna | Wired

      Veritas Genomics Scoops Up an AI Company to Sort Out Its Dna | Wired

      Veritas Genomics Scoops Up an AI Company to Sort Out Its DNA Getty Images Genes carry the information that make you you . So it's fitting that, when sequenced and stored in a computer, your genome takes up gobs of memory—up to 150 gigabytes. Multiply that across all the people who have gotten sequenced, and you're looking at some serious storage issues.

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    2. What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails | Wired

      What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails | Wired

      What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails Ray Kurzweil speaking with Amy Kurzweil at SXSW on March 13, 2017 in Austin, TX. Katrina Barber/Getty Images Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music , which won him an audience with President Lyndon B. Johnson. In his 20s, he pioneered software that could digitize printed text, and in his 30s he cofounded a synthesizer company with Stevie Wonder.

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    3. Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science | Wired

      Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science | Wired

      Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science Getty Images Adam Russell, an anthropologist and program manager at the Department of Defense’s mad-science division Darpa , laughs at the suggestion that he is trying to build a real, live, bullshit detector. But he doesn’t really seem to think it’s funny. The quite serious call for proposals Russell just sent out on Darpa stationery asks people—anyone!

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    4. Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up | Wired

      Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up | Wired

      Author: Megan Molteni. Megan Molteni Science Date of Publication: 05.22.17. Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up Getty Images When Bakul Patel started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division.

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    5. Facebook’s New AI Could Lead to Translations That Actually Make Sense

      Facebook’s New AI Could Lead to Translations That Actually Make Sense

      Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 05.09.17. Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm Facebook’s New AI Could Lead to Translations That Actually Make Sense Roland Birke/Getty Images When a language you don’t understand appears in your Facebook News Feed, you can touch a button and quickly translate it. Facebook offers a way of communicating not just with the millions of people who speak your language, but with millions of others who speak something else.

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    6. Building an AI Chip Saved Google From Building a Dozen New Data Centers

      Building an AI Chip Saved Google From Building a Dozen New Data Centers

      Slide: 1 / of 2 . Caption: Caption: Server racks loaded with TPUs Google Slide: 2 / of 2 . Caption: Google Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 04.05.17. Time of Publication: 12:03 pm. 12:03 pm Building an AI Chip Saved Google From Building a Dozen New Data Centers Google server racks loaded with TPUs Google Google operates what is surely the largest computer network on Earth, a system that comprises custom-built, warehouse-sized data centers spanning 15 locations in four continents. But about six years ago, as the company embraced a new form of voice recognition on ...

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    7. I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

      I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

      Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 03.27.17. Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into Getty Images Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the leading figures at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab , was teaching another class on deep learning.

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    8. Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics)

      Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics)

      Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 01.13.17. Time of Publication: 5:59 pm. 5:59 pm Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics) Getty Images Tuomas Sandholm and Noam Brown spent the past year building an AI that plays Texas Hold ‘Em. The two Carnegie Melon researchers call their creation Libratus, and they believe it can top the world’s best players at no-limit Hold ‘Em , a version of the classic poker game that allows any bet at any time.

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    9. 2016 Was the Year Silicon Valley’s Hype Machine Sputtered

      2016 Was the Year Silicon Valley’s Hype Machine Sputtered

      The HoloLens Isn’t as Great as You Think—At Least Not Yet This was the Valley’s dominant theme in 2016, the year when virtual reality, chatbots, delivery drones, autonomous cars, and blockchains were going to change everything. None of them did. Especially the chatbots. Granted, technology needs time to effect real change. And some of these technologies, particularly self-driving vehicles, showed real progress over the last twelve months.

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    10. OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips

      OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips

      Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 11.15.16. Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips OpenAI co-chairman Sam Altman and Microsoft AI and research chief Harry Shum. Brian Smale To build OpenAI—a new artificial intelligence lab that seeks to openly share its research with the world at large—Elon Musk and Sam Altman recruited several top researchers from inside Google and Facebook.

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    11. FAQ: Analyzing Social Data to Understand the US Electorate

      FAQ: Analyzing Social Data to Understand the US Electorate

      Author: Networked Insights. Networked Insights Business Date of Publication: 11.08.16. Time of Publication: 11:55 am. 11:55 am FAQ: Analyzing Social Data to Understand the US Electorate Social analytics firm Networked Insights is spending Election Day gauging the feelings and intentions of the American electorate and sharing the findings exclusively with WIRED. Here’s a peek into the methodology. Where are you getting your data?

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    12. Facebook Manages to Squeeze an AI Into Its Mobile App

      Facebook Manages to Squeeze an AI Into Its Mobile App

      Slide: 1 / of 2 . Caption: Facebook Slide: 2 / of 2 . Caption: Facebook Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business 11.08.16. 5:00 am. 5:00 am Facebook Manages to Squeeze an AI Into Its Mobile App Facebook Hussein Mehana is showing off a new incarnation of the Facebook smartphone app. It can transform a photo of your backyard barbecue into a Picasso. Or a Van Gogh. Or a Warhol. The app includes a particularly extravagant photo filter.

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    13. AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator | Wired

      AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator | Wired

      Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 10.26.16. Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator Yoshua Bengio in Dresden, Germany, June 11, 2016. Chad Buchanan/Getty Images Yoshua Bengio, one of the leading figures behind the rise of deep learning, is launching a Silicon Valley-style startup incubator dedicated to this enormously influential form of artificial intelligence.

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    14. Tinder Taps Its Inner Vegas to Predict Swipe Rights

      Tinder Taps Its Inner Vegas to Predict Swipe Rights

      Author: Olivia Solon. Olivia Solon Business Date of Publication: 10.13.16. Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am Tinder Taps Its Inner Vegas to Predict Swipe Rights Tinder In this post-Tinder world, your profile picture is everything. The world swipes right (acceptance!) or swipes left (rejection!) based solely on what your photo looks like. Not what you look like. What your photo looks like. So, when hunting for dates and other forms of conjugation, you better get that photo right.

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    15. Soon Facebook Will Instantly Translate Your Posts Into 44 Languages

      Soon Facebook Will Instantly Translate Your Posts Into 44 Languages

      Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business Date of Publication: 07.01.16. Time of Publication: 12:01 pm. 12:01 pm Soon Facebook Will Instantly Translate Your Posts Into 44 Languages WIRED More than 1.5 billion people use Facebook. And only half speak English. The rest speak so many dozens of other languages, effectively silo’d off from the English speakers and, in many cases, from each other. It’s a case of social media being rather asocial. But that’s changing.

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    16. Jibo Is Like Alexa and a Puppy Inside One Adorable Robot

      Jibo Is Like Alexa and a Puppy Inside One Adorable Robot

      Author: April Glaser. April Glaser Gear Date of Publication: 06.28.16. Time of Publication: 6:00 am. 6:00 am Jibo Is Like Alexa and a Puppy Inside One Adorable Robot Jibo If you ask, Alexa can tell you a joke and Siri will recite a haiku. Jibo will do that, and more: the new home robot can sense when you’re feeling down and try to make you smile. At 11 inches tall and about three pounds, Jibo isn’t much bigger than a vase of flowers.

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    17. The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future | Wired

      The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future | Wired

      Author: Davey Alba. Davey Alba Business Date of Publication: 06.24.16. Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future Amazon The Amazon Echo is an unlikely hit. After all, the world’s largest online retailer hasn’t always won its bets on hardware. ( RIP, Fire Phone .) And a gadget that relies solely on voice? Let’s just say Siri hasn’t inspired confidence .

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    18. Weeding Out Online Bullying Is Tough, So Let Machines Do It

      Weeding Out Online Bullying Is Tough, So Let Machines Do It

      Online abuse: there’s just so, so much of it. Social networks teem with harassment and trolling, so much so that companies have outsourced the work of content moderation to an army of laborers, typically overseas, often at an enormous mental and emotional toll to the workers themselves. But what if you didn’t need humans to identify when online abuse was happening?

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